Dolby Digital via Optical Out
Hey everyone – looking for a little help with my 65X900E and passing Dolby Digital via the optical out without turning off the TV speakers. I’ve read that the TV can pass it, and I have been able to get it to do so, but not while the TV speakers are on. At this point, I’m not sure if it is even possible to do what I want to do with the TV…
I have an older Denon receiver with HDMI (non-4K though) that was top-of-the-line and am not looking to replace it. I simply want to pass DD to it, via the optical out, while watching TV. The catch is, that I want to be able to do that while not turning the TV speakers off. Reason being is that sometimes the wife and/or kids will turn the TV on and not want to fire up the entire sound system (or even when I am doing some testing/video adjustments). Right now, the TV will pass PCM via the optical (which the receiver sees as Pro Logic) while still allowing the TV speakers to work. If I turn the TV speakers off, it will pass DD to the receiver. Is that the only way it works? I ask as my old plasma passed DD via optical while allowing the TV speakers to work. When using the sound system, I just make sure the TV speakers are turned all the way down.
BTW, don't worry, my Blu-ray and 4K players are connected via HDMI to the receiver and I am getting TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for those.
Any help/clarification is greatly appreciated!