Originally Posted by orixy
Hi guys, I just bought the V673 after reading so much issues with the onkyo 616. I'm pairing it up with the Panasonic L47ET5 and they are connected via the TV's ARC-HDMI.
I learned that the 673 allows HDMI pass-through to TV in standby mode, so there's no need to switch on the 673 when I just want to watch TV without any sound amplification. I tried that last night and the video pass-through in standby works, however there's no sound at all. Looked around the settings but none mentioned anything about sound, only video in the pass-through settings.
Am i missing some settings that will allow sound as well in HDMI standby pass through?
Here is how mine works with my directv box going into my receiver and the hdmi going out to my tv:
When receiver, directv box, and tv are on I get sound from surround speakers. If I turn off the receiver then I get volume from the tv. This is because I have the standby turned on (there is a little red light on the receiver that should tell you it is on). Here is where it is in the menu:
Hit On Screen on the Remote
Go to Setup
Scroll to HDMI
My Hdmi control is set to Off (I'm not sure what this does to be honest)
In the Audio Output Folder - Amp is set to On and Hdmi out (tv) is set to Off
****Then Standby Through is set to ON**** From my understanding this is what you need to have enabled to get sound to work through your tv without the receiver actually being on
Interesting thing is the guy that installed my system told me I wouldn't be able to do this. Later when I found out I could he said "Yeah it works on some of them and not on others". I'm not sure if that is true or if he doesn't read the manuals thoroughly enough to know. Either way, hope this helps.
BTW - if anyone wants to explain hdmi control and the audio output folder options I would be interested to know. Thanks.