Originally Posted by frankthetoad
Looks like this will resurrect a year-old thread!
I recently bought a Harman Kardon AVR-254. After hooking everything up, the only component that isn't working flawlessly is the HD-A1. I cannot get the 254 to recognize an audio signal through HDMI.
I tried setting the A1 to both "Auto" and "PCM", but there's still no sound. What's odd, is that if I go the the A1's setup menu and play test tones, I do hear the tones through my speakers (although it uses the SL along with SR for SR).
Does anyone have experience with this receiver and the HD-A1? I've searched all of the relevant threads, but no one seems to have reported this issue.
You are not alone in this situation. I am having the same frustations but with the HD-XA1 and my AVR-254. For some unknown reasons the only sound I get from HDMI is when I select "bitstream" in the player and/or downconverted PCM. (it comes out as PCM 2/0 48KHz) I have the latest firmware in the HD DVD. I have changed cables, inputs, etc. The funny thing is that regular DVD will play with the correct sound source, be that DD or DTS with no problems at all.