Originally Posted by Ant52 /forum/post/0
Yes the DVD works though the optical and the audio still comes from the TV
By "comes from", do you mean that the sound comes out of the TV speakers, or are you referring to the TV passing the audio signal along to the receiver? Are there any cables going directly from your DVD player to the receiver, or is the DVD player connected only to the TV? Do you have other speakers? Do you ever want the sound to come out your TV speakers, or should it always come out your "real" speakers?
It would help a lot if you would describe precisely how your TV, receiver, HDDVR, and DVD player are connected. Make a list with one item per cable, describing what component & connector each end is connected to. Verifying the connections might be a good idea, too -- you might find that it isn't connected how you think it is.
Here's my guess at what is wrong, but it is just a wild guess: You are using your TV to select the audio, and have the TV optical out connected to the receiver optical input. The HD-DVR is connected to the TV with an HDMI cable. But the TV doesn't output the audio from the HDDVR on it's optical output (since it is connected via HDMI), so you don't get any sound. One possible fix: connect the HDDVR directly to the receiver using an optical cable, and be sure to select the right input on the receiver, since the DVD and HDDVR will be on different inputs on the receiver now.