A/V Pass through - HD cable box or HD a/v receiver - or both?


Old 12-23-10, 03:21 PM
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A/V Pass through - HD cable box or HD a/v receiver - or both?

Just bought a new Yamaha HD receiver and Klipsch 5.1 hd speakers.

Comcast HD DVR has pass through capabilities, HD recever has HDMI switching capability.

All connections are HDMI, connected to Samsung 46" HDTV.

Not sure which settings produce the best sound.

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Old 12-23-10, 06:42 PM
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HDMI is not always the ultimate answer.

I'd use optical digital from Comcrap box to the new Yamaha.
(if comcast and the Yam have 'em)

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HDMI, Toslink (optical), and Digital Coax all carry the same signals, so it really doesn't matter which spigot you use. The red & white RCA connectors, OTOH, are not digital.

Use whatever device is most convenient for switching among sources so you don't have to keep picking up various remotes.

Keep in mind, though, that the audio may get out of sync. This is due to the picture being delayed as the TV processes it. The Yammy should have an audio delay function that allows the audio to be delayed to match the picture. Generally it's between 60 and 100 milliseconds (two to three video frames).

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