laptop - reciever - tv (via HDMI)


Standard Member
i have connected my laptop - receiver - tv via HDMI cables.

played a bluray film hoping to get surround sound but didnt... sound seemed to be going to tv?

laptop: sony vaio VGN-FW41E
receiver: yamaha RX-V363
tv: sony bravia KDL-40W4000

Someone told me that along with keeping current setup i would also need to connect tv back to receiver via optical cable.. seems strange?

Surely the laptop can output 5.1 through HDMI?

Would apprieciate any help :)


Distinguished Member
Laptop might be able to output 5.1 over HDMI, however your amp can't deal with it.

It won't decode audio over HDMI, you need a separate audio connection.


Standard Member
ok... sounds about right but why would my amp/receiver even have HDMI ports? What kind of amp would be up to the job?

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