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HTPC -> Receiver -> TV = no PC Sound without TV on?
9 replies to this topic
Posted August 07 2013 - 11:00 AM
I have been a long time thread reader. I really hate asking for help but I am at a total loss. So I ask for your help.
I have a HTPC hooked up via HDMI to my ONKYO TX-NR414 under the PC HDMI input.
On my HDMI output I have a Panasonic VIERA TC-P50ST60.
My Energy Classic 5.1 is hooked up to the receiver.
I have a Harmony One remote controlling it all.
My question is this: how the heck do I keep my TV turned off when I want to run audio from my PC to the speakers. For example if I want to play some music I HAVE to turn on my TV.
If I turn on my receiver my TV always comes on. Is this a remote issue, a receiver setting or TV?
Thank you so much for the help!
Posted August 07 2013 - 11:18 AM
Run an audio only connection.HDMI flakes if you run it for audio only.
Posted August 07 2013 - 11:28 AM
excuse my newbieness but would that be a SPDIF cable?
Would it be possible to have both HDMI and an audio only connection? So if I wanted to watch a movie on my PC I just run it through my HDMI and for music switch to SPDIF under different inputs from my receiver?
CEC is HDMI Ctrl (RIHD) for ONKYO right? When I turn that off, my TV no longer plays through my speakers. Also my PC does not recognize the receiver as connected anymore.
There are two other options when I disable RIHD: HDMI Through and Audio TV out. I play around with those but never get them to work. I don't really understand them either. Again sorry for being new to this.
edit: It seems after some searching that CEC is Veira-Link? I am looking into how to disable it now (if possible) to see if this works.
edit #2: turning off Veira-Link has the exact same effect as turning off RIHD on the ONKYO. I am at a loss...
Edited by amob, August 07 2013 - 11:41 AM.
Posted August 07 2013 - 11:52 AM
yeah my PC does have SPDIF out, I will most likely just go with that option.
When I turn RIHD off, I also have HDMI Through off as well as Audio TV off by default.
I fixed the non-detected receiver by doing "duplicate display" under display settings.
I cannot get my TV to play through my receiver speakers though with RIHD off (and HDMI through & audio TV off as well). Any ideas? You have already been a huge help!
Posted August 07 2013 - 12:00 PM
Why do you need sound from the TV?
Posted August 07 2013 - 12:02 PM
no I mean my TV when watching through my cable box (comcast) only plays audio through the TV and not through my surround sound speakers.
So if I want to watch a movie from Comcast, the sound is only through my tv speakers not my surround sound system which is connected through the receiver.
Posted August 07 2013 - 12:14 PM
oh my goodness that is it.
THANK YOU! I would never have figured that out.
Learned so much lurking but alas not enough to figure such a simple thing out!
A million thank yous!!
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