Is there any method of having audio input via HDMI without having an HDMI output signal?
I've just purchased a new plasma TV (Panasonic TX-P65ST50B) and want to have my blu-ray player directly connected to the TV with the players second HDMI to my AVM 50v for blu-ray audio and watching DVDs.
If I switch the system on from 'cold' to watch a blu-ray everything seems to work OK, picture is on TV, audio is via AVM. The problem occurs when I switch from another source, i.e. satellite TV or watching a DVD, to blu-ray. It seems the TV gets confused about having a signal on both HDMI inputs and will not lock-on to the blu-ray, the player keeps retrying, dropping both picture and audio. I've tried switching cables and HDMI ports but the result is still the same. Strangely, even if I switch HDMI inputs on the TV the AVM always gets a lock and the blu-ray player doesn't. The only solution seems to be using the AVM 6-ch input for blu-ray audio, but this means the player is doing all the decoding and it seems a waste of the AVMs abilities.
I can find nothing on the TV to stop it auto selecting HDMI inputs. Ideally I'd just like to stop the AVM from outputting an HDMI signal when I'm watching blu-ray but there doesn't seem to be a option for this as you can't select HDMI for just audio, the scaler input must be HDMI as well. Even selecting 'Preferred video Output' to 'Component' doesn't stop a signal on the HDMI output.
Can anyone suggest a solution (that doesn't involve purchasing the 3D upgrade)?