I have the HR34 connected to the TV via HDMI. I am finding that I have to turn up the volume almost to max to get a normal volume on most programs. So this is an issue I have to resolve. Thank you 'Herdfan' for the link to Monoprice. I was going to get a converter and still might but I have worked around the issue by purchasing a coaxial digital cable and connecting the HR34 to the DVD coaxial input and my BluRay Optical connector to the Sat/TV Optical input connector. I have to remember that pressing the Sat/TV button on the surround receiver remote controls the BluRay player volume and Pressing the DVD button on the surround receiver remote controls the HR34 volume. The volume using the surround receiver works normally, as far as volume levels are concerned. So the volume between the TV and HR34 is an issue when I do not want to use the surround system for audio. The TV has decent audio by itself for most program viewing. I'll have to study all the posts here to see if any provide clues on the volume issue I have with the HR34 and my HDTV.