I'm trying to set up my STR-DH540 to take the optical audio out from my TV for over the air broadcasts.
There is an HDMI cable from the receiver's TV port to the TV HDMI input. (ideally I'd use HDMI-ARC, but it seems buggy. See my other thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1515656/samsung-smart-tv-un40f6300-unreliable-hdmi-arc )
Optical cable from TV's optical out to receiver's opt-in #2.
When receiver is in 'TV" mode, I can't get the audio. When I press 'input mode' it is permanently in 'Analog' mode for whatever reason. Nothing changes when I hit the button and it almost looks 'greyed out'.
If I change to any other receiver input, I can hit 'input mode' until it says Optical, and then I can hear the TV audio as expected.
So basically, is there any way to get this thing to use optical audio when the receiver is in 'TV" mode?