Originally Posted by Luis F
Look at the audio signal flow in the manual page 22 only audio from a HDMI goes thru to HDMI. All others coaxial or optical only thru optical, and analog only to analog
From what I've read about HDMI - this seems to be the case: if you use HDMI then that is the one and only interface which carries both the audio and video.
The exception seems to be if you are using a DVI to HDMI cable with the DVI end being on your 'source' device. In this case, the HDTV sometimes has a complement of RCA jacks associated with the particular HDMI input and will accept audio over the RCA jacks.
However, if you are using an HDMI-to-HDMI cable from the source to the HDTV, then the audio has to be 'riding' on the same HDMI connection.
But, I'm a bit confused myself.
I have an 1800 on order and plan on using it with a SD DVD player in combination with a Panny 50PZ77u HDTV. [The change to an upscaling DVD and/or HD-DVD will come later when my wallet recovers!]
If I connect the SD DVD to the 1800 via component video and audio via rca- AND I make use of the 1800's nifty transcoding/upconversion over HDMI, will the 1800 also combine the audio on that HDMI interface to the HDTV?
And along the same line of question as the original poster in regards to getting audio to the HDTV - if I elect to stay component out from the 1800 to the HDTV, what connection on the back of the 1800 is used to get audio to the HDTV?
I've looked at pictures on the back of the 1800 and see video out connections to the "monitor" (optical, S-Video, component, composite, and HDMI) - but nothing for audio out to the "monitor".
When watching simple programming like the nightly news out of the cable box, I really don't want to hear the weatherman in 5.1 Surround - I'd prefer the 'old fashioned' way - just from the TV.
Are any of the pre-out audio connections meant for this?