New setup is causing home theater problems


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+Mystic

I just moved into an apartment where I got a DVR cable box. This has complicated my setup and I'm to a point where I don't know what should go where. Currently I have an HDMI cable going from the DVR box (Explorer 8300HD) to my Samsung LN32A550. There is obviously a Coaxial cable going from the wall to the Coax input on the DVR. From there I have an optical cable from the DVR to my receiver for my surround sound. I have another optical cable going from my Xbox 360 to my Receiver. The Xbox 360 is connected by Component cables as well.

I turned the TV on (switched the input to HDMI) and tried to watch some TV. I had to switch my receiver to V1 for the sound to work. V1 on my old setup switched the audio to my Xbox. So I turned on my Xbox 360 and no matter what button I pressed on my home theater remote, nothing gave the 360 sound.

Where is the problem in this setup?

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jerzdawg

Is it possible for you to post a picture of the back of the receiver? Also can the receiver set different audio outputs with different video inputs (on my receiver I can assign TV audio to DVD video if I needed to)?

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+Mystic

The model of the receiver is an Onkyo HT-R340 and the model of the DVR is an Explorer 8300HD. Here are pictures of both:

Receiver

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DVR

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Lewism

Also can the receiver set different audio outputs with different video inputs (on my receiver I can assign TV audio to DVD video if I needed to)?

I would check that also. Maybe this optical input is unassigned for some reason.

Check your audio setting on your 360, maybe optical audio got disabled for some reason.

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macel

You probably need to assign the digital inputs to correct input sources, check the first time setup part of the manual. Basically goes something like this: Press the input source button for Xbox, then press digital input button until you have the right one.. e.g. OPT2 for the xbox and OPT1 for TV.

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+Mystic

Yep it was all about assigning the digital inputs. While I looked all over the remote the other day for a setting like that, I never actually looked at the receiver itself. On the receiver there was a button called "digital input" which was nowhere to be found on the remote. Problem solved. :p

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