i want to go from the 3.5mm out of my dot to the hdmi input of my hdtv
all the hdmi inputs to the tv go OUT from the tv as a single optical out to the receiver... that way no matter what the source the receiver is always able to play without any input switching
Many TVs won't let you access an input without video present. You can try using an analog input with RCA audio input jacks and use the composite video output of one of you other video sources to get the TV to go to the composite input.
Or go direct to the receiver