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Mick3844

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Updated to BD at Christmas, and found that my two receivers capable of Dolby Prologic are quite out dated. My question is if I connect all of my sources using HDMI to the receiver, and the receiver to the TV using HDMI, will the receiver take the audio signal from the HDMI, or do I need some other connection (optical/coax/RCA) for the receiver to get the 5.1/7.1 soundtrack?
Receivers seem to come with pass-thru to full upscaling features, and I'm confused as to what I should be looking for.
Currently I have just the 5 speakers from the old receiver, center, front L/R, and rear L/R, and no sub
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to reply.

Mike
 

SethH

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Receivers that have HDMI come in two basic types (with regard to audio). Pass-through receiver will simply pass the audio through to the TV. This really doesn't do you any good if you want to hear the new HD audio formats.

You should look for a receiver that can decode the new audio codecs (DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD). If it can decode them, that means it can also accept them through HDMI.
 

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