Connecting PC to Yamaha AV receiver HTR-6130

blueoceanvn

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Hi!
So I got an old Yamaha HTR-6130 AV receiver from my uncle and I'm trying to set it up with my HTPC to get 5.1 surround sound.

Everything seemed simple enough as I connect the HDMI from the computer to the AV receiver input and another HDMI cable from AVR output to the HDTV (LG).

However, there's no audio on the AVR, the sound and video go straight to the HDTV. It looks to me that the AVR sent both audio and video signal to the HDTV while it should have retained the audio and sent only video signal.

What should I do on the AVR or the computer so that the sound is retained on the AVR and not goes straight to the HDTV? Also, on the HTPC, I can't set up the sound to 5.1 channels. Only Stereo available via HDMI Audio.

I read a few solutions on the site but none applies to my scenario.

My PC is running Windows 10 Pro x64. The mobo is an ASUS P8H61-MX, I added an MSI Geforce G210 so that I can have an HDMI port

It's running dual screens: one analog VGA to a monitor; one digital HDMI to HDTV.

My AVR in/output:


Thanks!

p/s: I tried with the digital cable tv boxset and it's the same. With the DTV/CBL however, I can send audio to the AVR with an optical cable and mute the sound on the TV. Not ideally, but it works.
 
Your receiver is an early HDMI model and the manual states
http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=35550
Audio signals input at the HDMI jack are not output from any speaker terminals but output from the connected video monitor.
To enjoy the sound from speakers connected to this unit,
– make an analog or digital connection
besides the HDMI connection (see page 16).
– mute the volume of the
connected video monitor
So it is working as it should but not the way newer units do. I would suggest that you add a external HDMI switcher with audio extraction like this one
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=5557&kpid=105557&gclid=CPPY2sLnwcYCFYIXHwodhY0FTw
Connect all your sources to it via HDMI. Connect the HDMI out to your TV. Connect the digital out to your receiver. Let the switcher select your input for both the TV and receiver.
 
Your receiver is an early HDMI model and the manual states
http://download.yamaha.com/api/asset/file/?language=en&site=usa.yamaha.com&asset_id=35550
Audio signals input at the HDMI jack are not output from any speaker terminals but output from the connected video monitor.
To enjoy the sound from speakers connected to this unit,
– make an analog or digital connection
besides the HDMI connection (see page 16).
– mute the volume of the
connected video monitor
So it is working as it should but not the way newer units do. I would suggest that you add a external HDMI switcher with audio extraction like this one
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=5557&kpid=105557&gclid=CPPY2sLnwcYCFYIXHwodhY0FTw
Connect all your sources to it via HDMI. Connect the HDMI out to your TV. Connect the digital out to your receiver. Let the switcher select your input for both the TV and receiver.
 

blueoceanvn

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Thanks a lot!

I was skeptical when I read that part in the manual. Having no prior experience with AV receiver put me in a hard place.

I was thinking about adding a sound card (with digital outputs) to seperate the sound and video signal from the PC but your suggestion is better.
 
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