Originally Posted by Mussels
he was referring to my badly worded post. i'll make a silly diagram.
HDMI source ------ > TV -----------> 2.0 sound only
HDMI source ------- > decoder/speakers (upto whatever input was) ------> TV
"screens" for lack of a better word, are not allowed to output more than 2.0 audio from HDMI inputs. The decoder has to be BEFORE the screen (stupid, but true)
Oh, yeah, pretty much. That's why I just broke down and bought an HDMI capable receiver.