New TV + Old AV Receiver
First post here. Looking for some advice on audio setup.
I have an old Yamaha RX-V12000RDS AV Receiver that can handle Dolby Digital and DTS. It has Optical + Coax inputs, no HDMI. I plan to use it to set up a 5.1 system.
I recently bought a new TV (LG 55UM7450PLA). Still in the box waiting for the room to be redone. The TV has HDMI/ARC and optical out and will output DD over both of these. So it seems I can at least get Dolby Digital 5.1 from the TV to the receiver.
Just wondering if there are other possibilities for improving the sound. The TV will output DD+ over HDMI/ARC. The receiver has 6 channel input.
I can set the TV to output PCM. So wondering if this will allow me to get DD+ sound quality. I guess I would need a HDMI extractor to convert the PCM into 6 channels and then connect to the receiver.
Alternatively if I set the TV to output DD+ over HDMI ARC could I use an external decoder to convert this to 6 channel PCM. I have been looking for a decoder that can do this but I haven't found anything that clearly does this. Most of the inexpensive HDMI extractors I've seen seem to only offer passthrough.
Attached is a summary of the audio out possibilities.