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post #16 of 28
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Well folks... I got some headphones, and was going to get the converter, but a friend of mine gave me this ONKYO receiver yesterday.
 

MalVeauX and PurpleAngel above had recommended a receiver but I didn't want to go buy one. Now that somebody gave me one I think it might be best for me to try it out.

 

How would this hook up between the Sony BVD-F7 and the Panasonic TC-P50U50 plasma?

 

post #17 of 28

from Sony to TV via HDMI, from TV to Receiver via Toslink, then use the headphone out of the receiver.

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by randerson07 View Post

from Sony to TV via HDMI, from TV to Receiver via Toslink, then use the headphone out of the receiver.

 



So if I understand correctly, that means receiver will not be connected to the blu ray player at all? so both items hook only to the TV?

post #19 of 28

Correct.

 

If you wanted, you could got from the sony to the TV with HDMI, and then from the sony to the receiver with toslink.

 

Its really personal preference.

 

For me, I have 4 audio devices hooked to my home theatre receiver. I Personally like to leave my receiver set on one input, to do that I route everything into my tv and send one optical cable into the receiver.

 

One benefit of splitting the audio and video signals is that you could then play an audio disk in the sony without the need to turn the TV on.

 

Benefit of routing all audio through the TV is that you can then output the TV sound regardless of source into your receiver and thus your headphones.

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by randerson07 View Post

Correct.

 

If you wanted, you could got from the sony to the TV with HDMI, and then from the sony to the receiver with toslink.

 

Its really personal preference.

 

For me, I have 4 audio devices hooked to my home theatre receiver. I Personally like to leave my receiver set on one input, to do that I route everything into my tv and send one optical cable into the receiver.

 

One benefit of splitting the audio and video signals is that you could then play an audio disk in the sony without the need to turn the TV on.

 

Benefit of routing all audio through the TV is that you can then output the TV sound regardless of source into your receiver and thus your headphones.

Sweet. Ok I will read through this a couple times and try one of them. I think I will go with routing throught the TV since I don't care much about playing an audio disc. I just wanted the blu ray home theater experience through headphones.

 

I am such a noob at all this. I reall don't understand how to hook this stuff up, but you guys are very helpful so thank you.

 

One thing is that if I am outputting the sound from my TV to the receiver, wouldn't that mean that the receiver would then just be sending standard 2.0 sound to the headphones? Whereas if I had the receiver hooked directly to the blu ray, it would produce the 5.1 Dolby DTS into the headphones?

post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 

Well... disappointed to report that I have not had success with the receiver. I have tried many combinations.

 

There is a digital audio input on the back of the Onkyo (top right corner under the red circle in the pic from my post above)

 

- I hooked up digital audio cable from sony blu ray player to Onkyo receiver and tried all receiver settings (pressed all buttons like DVD, surround sound, phono, etc). No headphone sound.

 

- I hooked up digital audio cable from Plasma TV to Onkyo receiver and tried all receiver settings. No headphone sound.

 

I also tried every red and white slot option.

 

- I connected audio cables (red, white) from TV to Onkyo (in many areas on the back of the Onkyo). No sound.

 

- I tried audio cables (red, white) from Sony blu ray player to Onkyo (in many areas on the back of the Onkyo). No sound.

 

I am really not sure what else to try. The Onkyo receiver seems to work fine. It responds to and displays on the digital screen all functions when I press any buttons.

 

Basically I just might not know how to hook it up correctly so I might switch back to the converter idea unless someone can point out to me what I am doing wrong.

 

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post #22 of 28

I'm guessing you don't have the receiver set to use the right input. Hook the tv to the receiver via optical. Hit the DVD button on the receiver repeatedly till it says "DVD DIG 1". You can do this with V1 or V2 also. Use whichever one you want. This is assuming you have the blu ray player connected to the tv via HDMI. 


Edited by Radioking59 - 3/24/13 at 4:27pm
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hi. I did hook the TV to Receiver using the digital cable and I did hit DVD (and every other button on the Onkyo).

 

One thing to note, is that although I left the HDMI cable in place that connects the blu ray player to the TV, I did not also have a digital audio cable going from the blu ray player to the Onkyo at the same time that I had the digital audio cable going from the TV to the Onkyo. I figured it wasn't necessary, especially since I even tested the headphone sound with streaming youtube videos that produced audio out of the TV speakers but for some reason did not produce audio into the headphones. It also didn't work with a blu ray movie playing.

 

There is only 1 digial audio plug in the back of the TV so I can only run that to one item. When hooked to the Onkyo, it still didn't work, even though all buttons on the Onkyo responded well to pressing and seemed to be working correctly. It even responds to plugging in the headpones into the jack. It makes a click sound inside the receiver and changes the digital display a little when I plug them in so I know the port is working.

 

Not sure what else to try.

post #24 of 28

I could be wrong here, but would he not need a DAC that converts advanced Digital signal like the D07? The D3 does not convert Dolby and DTS signals.

post #25 of 28

You have to point the DVD input to the Dig 1 (optical) connection.  It you hit the DVD button multiple times it should switch from "DVD Dig 1" to "DVD Dig 2" to "DVD Ana"  If it's set for analog or Dig 2 (Coax) it's not going to work. I have an Onkyo receiver and even took the time to read the manual for yours.

post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 

Ah! I see what you are saying now. I thought you meant to just hit it a few times to get it to work... like maybe it's a stubborn button that needs to be pressed several times.

 

You are saying that each time you press it, it advances through the DVD selection choices and I must make sure it's set to "optical". I did not try this. Had no idea.

 

I will let you know if I have success.

 

Thanks!

post #27 of 28
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 

Success! RadioKing59, that was EXACTLY what I needed. The display on the screen was just like the manual in your link.

 

I hooked the digital audio cable from the TV to the Onkyo, and then pressed the DVD button 3 times til it said DVD Dig 1. And Bam! Crystal clear headphone sound!

 

I have the Onkyo remote too so the coolest thing is that I can mute the TV and the Soundbar and control the headphone sound independently with the remote.

 

I didn't even have to buy anything. I had the digital audio cable the whole time.

 

 

Thanks to everyone! My quest is complete!

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