Originally Posted by pinktri
changing the topic for a second can anyone help me out? When using the apps such as youtube or netflix, how do you guys deal with audio when using an AVR. Do you use the optical audio out to an input on the AVR and switch the input on the AVR every time you use an app? Is there a better method? Also if I use the mini jack out on the elite to an analog cable on my AVR will it be 2.1 or will I be able to use my center channel 3.1?
I use the Digital Optical out from the Elite to the receiver and switch the input to one that I named "Elite" on my Anthem processor. The better, more elegant way to do it is to use the new HDMI Audio Return Channel that the Elite supports *only* on HDMI Input 1. But that only works if your receiver supports HDMI 1.4 and specifically supports Audio Return Channel (abbreviated ARC). My Anthem does not yet support it, though there is an upgrade coming in a month or two for it, which I'll jump all over, and then get rid of the Optical cable, as it will be redundant.
As for the Stereo audio out, it is simply 2-channel RCA stereo out, so you would miss out on any surround sound that Netflix or other apps *may* use. But if your receiver has surround sound processing modes, you should be able to tell the receiver to take the 2-channel audio in and "process" it to be whatever the receiver is capable of - 5.1, 2.1, 7.1, whatever. Depends on your receiver/pre-pro.
But I would always suggest using the straight Digital out rather than the analog stereo out. Just make sure you set the right digital out setting in the Elite - PCM vs. Dolby Digital.