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Posted June 02 2012 - 12:44 AM
I am looking to replace my old Onkyo HTIB receiver with a newer one. My question is: Is there a receiver out there that can bypass using surround sound all the time and just use the speaker on my tv if I so choose. I was able to do that with my Onkyo but in todays world of HDMI cables I don't know if there is a way. I asked Yamaha and he said that their receivers can't bypass the surround sound so, it would have to be on all the time. Thx for any info you can give me.
Posted June 02 2012 - 02:15 AM
I'm surprised your old Onkyo htib would allow you to do that. Most new receivers have what's called "HDMI Standby Pass-Through" incuding Yamaha models like the 671. He musy have mis-understood your question. This allows the hdmi signal to pass through the receiver and go to the display with the receiver in Standby Mmode. Only problem is most receivers consume a lot more power in Standby mode with this feature is selected. Another option is to use completely different audio and video connections (like stereo rca and component) from the source component to the display and just change the input on the display.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Dynaudio Audience 50's, 40's 122C, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.
"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Adcom GF-700 5.1 receiver, OPPO BDP-80 BR player, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have...too much to list. Help me.
Posted June 02 2012 - 02:19 AM
That was the way I did it with the Onkyo, I didn't have HDMI with it so I had to use RCA cables.
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