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    Agoraquest Forum Index Amp/Receiver/Speakers/Connections/Cables
    Trying to input HDMI Video with Analog Audio into STR-DA3300ES Dashboard
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    Last Reply: June 15, 2011, 3:02 pm

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    Author Trying to input HDMI Video with Analog Audio into STR-DA3300ES

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    Joined: Jun 10, 2011
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    From: Australia

      Posted: 2011-06-10 23:55

    I am outputting HDMI video, and analog audio from a MacMini (apple computer).  Is there a way to get input the HDMI Digital Video while using an analog audio input?

    Does one of the 3 HDMI inputs have an alternate analog audio input.
    I cannot see where I can program the HDMI ports to alter the audio inputs.



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    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2011-06-11 03:20

    ymmij- Welcome to Agoraquest! I do not know if your 2008 model DA3300ES Receiver has it or not, but classic Sony Receivers were equipped with an Audio/Video split function controlled by a Mode button just to the left of the Function knob on the right front of the Receiver. This allowed the user to choose the Audio source independently of the Video source.

    If your DA3300ES has a Mode button you should be able to select an Analog Audio input while using one of the DVD inputs unless Sony has discontinued that option. At least with your MAC you can simultaneously output 2 Audio signals. We used to be able to do that in Windows, but now there is an Audio Stack in Win 7 and only one Audio Output is allowed at a time.


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    From: Ottawa, Canada

      Posted: 2011-06-15 07:45

    The problem is that you are selecting the HDMI input directly. When you do that, the receiver expects to get audio and video over that HDMI link. To get around this, you need to use the video assign functionality. Basically, you take a normal input ("SAT" for example) and assign an HDMI input (e.g. HDMI 3)as the video source for it. Now when you select SAT, the HDMI 3 input will be the active video input, BUT the TV input's audio (digital if available, analog otherwise) will remain the audio source. Check the manual under "Enjoying Sound/Images from other inputs" (page 94 on the one I have here).


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    Joined: Jun 10, 2011
    Posts: 2
    From: Australia

      Posted: 2011-06-15 15:02

    Yes....took me awhile to work that out. All is fine now.
    Thanks for taking the time explaining this.
    My Macmini media server is working great now.


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