You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Technical Questions » Cable box audio setting

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#281923 - 12/09/09 06:20 PM Cable box audio setting
jfoxtrot9 Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 112
Loc: Akron, Ohio
I would assume that this has been an issue here before but have not found anything that may help.

I bought a new TV last week. My AVR is a Yamaha RXV1400. It is about 6 years old and does not support HDMI. I was initially thinking a new AVR, but with help from this forum and seeing the prices to replace my AVR, I decided to bypass it and connect my cable box and Blu Ray directly to the TV via HDMI and run digital lines for audio to my receiver. (My receiver supports 5.1 analog, but not my cable box nor my Blu Ray, so this is currently my best audio option)

Of course one known drawback for this is when I switch between sources, I have to swith the AVR for audio and the TV for video. I am OK with this though for now.

Here is the problem that I have come across; When I swith from HDMI-1(cable) on the TV to HDMI-2(Blu Ray) to watch BluRay, the player recognizes there is an audio out and sends audio correctly to the AVR. BUT, when I switch back to HDMI-1 for cable viewing, the cable box attepts to use the HDMI for the audio signal. I have to go into cable box settings to correct the problem. Turning cable box on/off has no change, but between sources, I have to reset the cable box audio each time.

My question is, is there a way/shortcut/trick to avoid this? My cable box is a couple years old, I think, maybe a newer box would be more up to date to handle such a dilemma? (I have Time Warner)

Any suggestions?

Thanks for all help!

Jeff
_________________________
Panasonic TC-P50G15, DMP-BD60
Yamaha RX-V1400
Axiom M60's,VP150,QS8's
Hsu VTF2

Top
#281924 - 12/09/09 06:38 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: jfoxtrot9]
EFalardeau Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3397
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Many TVs supports an optical audio out which contains the audio from the HDMI feed. If yours do, you could use that.
_________________________
E = MC2 = ((2M80 + VP180 + 4QS8)/(EP800 + EP500))^(ADA1500 x D2v)
AxiomAir/6xM2/4xM22/2xVP150/2xM3

Top
#281926 - 12/09/09 06:46 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: EFalardeau]
jfoxtrot9 Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 112
Loc: Akron, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
Many TVs supports an optical audio out which contains the audio from the HDMI feed. If yours do, you could use that.


My TV does indeed have a digital audio out. This would take all audio from the source via HDMI to the TV, then to the receiver? I then wouldn't have to switch audio at all?!?
_________________________
Panasonic TC-P50G15, DMP-BD60
Yamaha RX-V1400
Axiom M60's,VP150,QS8's
Hsu VTF2

Top
#281927 - 12/09/09 06:47 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: jfoxtrot9]
EFalardeau Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3397
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Exactly.
_________________________
E = MC2 = ((2M80 + VP180 + 4QS8)/(EP800 + EP500))^(ADA1500 x D2v)
AxiomAir/6xM2/4xM22/2xVP150/2xM3

Top
#281928 - 12/09/09 06:48 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: EFalardeau]
EFalardeau Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3397
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Test it with copy protected material (the sources with which I tried it -- and use it -- do not have copy protection).
_________________________
E = MC2 = ((2M80 + VP180 + 4QS8)/(EP800 + EP500))^(ADA1500 x D2v)
AxiomAir/6xM2/4xM22/2xVP150/2xM3

Top
#281929 - 12/09/09 07:08 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: EFalardeau]
jfoxtrot9 Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 112
Loc: Akron, Ohio
I am currently trying out. I seem to be having difficulty. I suppose it is what you say about copy protected material. (currently Lord of the Rings in) It will not send the digital signal to the receiver because of this?

This makes me wonder why the digital out then?
_________________________
Panasonic TC-P50G15, DMP-BD60
Yamaha RX-V1400
Axiom M60's,VP150,QS8's
Hsu VTF2

Top
#281930 - 12/09/09 07:15 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: jfoxtrot9]
EFalardeau Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3397
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Verify if you need to setup something in your TV's menu.
And try with a regular CD.
_________________________
E = MC2 = ((2M80 + VP180 + 4QS8)/(EP800 + EP500))^(ADA1500 x D2v)
AxiomAir/6xM2/4xM22/2xVP150/2xM3

Top
#281934 - 12/09/09 07:50 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: EFalardeau]
jfoxtrot9 Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 112
Loc: Akron, Ohio
hmmm, unsure if I am missing something or not. I am getting a audio signal, though I cannot seem to get a digital audio signal.

I have checked TV settings and setup, seems to be nothing about confirming a digital out.

I have tried cable channels (confirmed HD content), DVDs and CD's. All the same results.

I can only assume the digital audio out is there when using component video or other video in, but not HDMI for whatever reason...

Like I said, the Blu Ray player seems to know what to do, the cable box does not. Maybe try a new cable box?

I appreciate your help EFalardeau. Any other ideas?
_________________________
Panasonic TC-P50G15, DMP-BD60
Yamaha RX-V1400
Axiom M60's,VP150,QS8's
Hsu VTF2

Top
#281935 - 12/09/09 07:52 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: jfoxtrot9]
EFalardeau Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3397
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
In your source (cable box, DVD player...) are you using "bitstream" or "Linear PCM" for HDMI audio out?


Edited by EFalardeau (12/09/09 07:54 PM)
_________________________
E = MC2 = ((2M80 + VP180 + 4QS8)/(EP800 + EP500))^(ADA1500 x D2v)
AxiomAir/6xM2/4xM22/2xVP150/2xM3

Top
#281939 - 12/09/09 08:40 PM Re: Cable box audio setting [Re: EFalardeau]
jfoxtrot9 Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 112
Loc: Akron, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
In your source (cable box, DVD player...) are you using "bitstream" or "Linear PCM" for HDMI audio out?


Blu Ray is bitstream. Cable box, I can find no info.


Edited by jfoxtrot9 (12/09/09 08:41 PM)
_________________________
Panasonic TC-P50G15, DMP-BD60
Yamaha RX-V1400
Axiom M60's,VP150,QS8's
Hsu VTF2

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,206 Registered Members
15 Forums
23,962 Topics
423,590 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13565
CV 11675
MarkSJohnson 11437
0 registered ()
197 Guests and
3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup