Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
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).
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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