Output smart content audio to receiver via HDMI

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Hey guys,

So I'm a bit of a newbie with home cinema. I have a Sony STRDN-1000 7.1 receiver, and I've been using it with a 37" LG LCD screen for a few years with no issues. I have HDMI inputs from my Chromecast, Blu-Ray and Sky+ box going into the receiver, and being displayed on the TV (standard stuff). I've now replaced the TV with this and can easily emulate my old set up by just putting the HDMI cable into HDMI 1. Again, simple stuff.

But what I now want is for the audio from the smart apps on the TV to be sent to the receiver. Can I do this with the HDMI cable? Or do I need to use an RCA output from the TV, and use an audio input on the receiver? Fewer cables the better...

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doesn't Denon or Pioneer have those??? They got smart recivers and some kinda extender thing for it.

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I don't want to buy any new kit, I just want to use what I have. I think I'll use the optical out on the TV to the optical in on the receiver.

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Yes, you'll need an output cable.  But is begs the question, why use 'smart' apps on a TV? Ewww

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You can either use an optical cable if your TV supports output via it (or even has the port, more than likely it does) OR if your TV/receiver supports ARC [http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/arc.aspx] you can use it that way.

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