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Dish network VIP722 DVR - cant get sound to pass thru TV

SetUp:
PS2 on TVs AV in
Wii on TVs component1 in.
DVR is on TVs HDMI 1.
Audio out to Sony surround sound is via optical cable.

Problem:
PS2 and Wii sound pass thru no prob. (so optical is OK and Sony amp is OK)
DVR/Satellite sound do not pass thru the optical.
Westinghouse say its because the DVR is not giving digital sound out via HDMI??? Anyone know how to resolve this??

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  • rixe66 Mar 15, 2009

    I tried that too - so I had optical and rca audio going from the TV to the surround - it seems like it just does not want to pass any audio from the HDMI out.

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HDMI is digital sound. I don't know why it's not passing through. You could run a set of audio cables to the surround sound. The not a noticable difference in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    My Tv is a sony and it will not put audio out unless I turn the tv's speakers off in the menu. This might be the problem.

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