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WD-65837 HDMI audio

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by mhammett, Aug 16, 2009.

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  1. mhammett

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    My WD-65837 should be here tomorrow. I was looking at what cables I'll need with my setup and I noticed that the spec sheets for the TV say that it supports PCM digital stereo signals on the HDMI ports. I was hoping to use the TV to switch between my DirecTV, XBox, etc. However, if it only supports stereo on the HDMI, what good does the digital output do?
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

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    Dolby Digital output is mainly for those that use a seperate AVR and speakers (which everyone should do).

    Are you planning on just using the TV for audio?

    If so, just connect everything via HDMI to the display. No, it won't be DD, but since you're using the displays speakers it wouldn't matter anyway.


    PS. Nice display. Got mine last Wednesday.
     
  3. mhammett

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    I'll be turning off the TV's speakers. I have a 5.1 surround system, but the receiver doesn't support HDMI. I'd like to use the TV to be the AV switch.
     
  4. mhammett

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    DOH


    This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen!!
     
  5. spartanstew

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    My receiver doesn't support HDMI either, just use optical from your components to the receiver and HDMI from the components to the display. Keep the volume on the Mits all the way down to zero.

    It's a bad idea to use a TV as an HDMI switch.
     
  6. mhammett

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    Well, doing it your way, I'll have to switch inputs on both the TV and the receiver. It's bad enough I'll have to use another remote, whether for an AV switch or another receiver.

    I sent them an email complaining, but I doubt that'll accomplish anything.

    AV switch recommendations? I'll look around at a new receiver.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    Buy a Harmony remote. It's a big help.
     
  8. mhammett

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    I need RF control for my DirecTV. That leaves me with the 900, which I'm not sure could even control the DirecTV via RF and costs $400.

    Thanks, though.
     
  9. spartanstew

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    To Mits? It operates just like every other TV in this regard.

    There's many HDMI switching receivers for under $500

    You also don't need an RF remote, you can use any Harmony with an IR repeater if your DVR is in a cabinet.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    I don't understand why these newer TVs don't have a pass through feature for the DD audio via the HDMI input and Toslink output.
     
  11. spartanstew

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    1. most of them make AVR's too and they rather you buy another one of those.
    2. Only 1% of people need it.
     
  12. sigma1914

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    He 890 costs $140 used - $220 new & does RF and Directv boxes.
     

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