Question about surround sound. What is the difference between HDMI in and out on reciever???

marcus32123

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I want to connect my xbox 360 and DVR box to my surround sound, and then my surround sound to my t/v (I think that's how it's suppose to go?) - I am a noob to this stuff.

Anyways, the surround sound I am looking at has HDMI in and out ports. How do I do this?
 

WyomingKnott

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Can you be more specific about equipment and what you want to achieve? I'm confused because there is no such thing as a "surround sound." Are you looking at a receiver? A home theatre system with surround-sound speakers?

If it's a home theatre system, it sounds like you're right. The HDMI output from the devices has the picture and sound. The home theatre has one output connection to the TV and switches among the inputs, like your xbox or DVR. So it can read the sound part of the signal and play it to the speakers, and pass the video on to the TV.
 
You arelady made a very similar post to this.

Dont get used Onkyo equipment, they had bad digital hdmi boards in the past.

Hdmi in is for input device (xbox, dvr, blu-ray player, etc).
Hdmi out is to go from receiver to TV input.
 

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