Need help setting up Onkyo receiver

Gino48

Standard Member
Hello folks. I have an Onkyo amplifier (TX SR373) and just picked up a new tv (Sony X950H) and 4k UHD player (Sony X800m2) at Christmas.

I'm a bit confused because my amp doesn't support Dolby Vision and want to connect my 4k player (which does support it) to my receiver. My tv also supports DV so I need help on connecting everything so I don't lose out on the DV experience on selected titles.

My player has 2 hdmi outs. Do I plug one hdmi to my tv and the other to my amp? I'm assuming I need to go this way because if I only attach one hdmi from my player to my amp, I wouldn't be able to pass DV to my television. Am I correct?

If this is right, will I still be getting TrueHD and DTS MA audio from the BD/DVD setting on my amp?

Another question (rather than start another thread).......Do I need to purchase another 4K 2.0 high speed cable for all this to work? Or will a regular hdmi 1.4 cable do the trick? I'm not interested in Atmos because my amp doesn't support it.

Thanks for helping me out! :thumbsup:
 

Nayfne

Distinguished Member
Hello folks. I have an Onkyo amplifier (TX SR373) and just picked up a new tv (Sony X950H) and 4k UHD player (Sony X800m2) at Christmas.

I'm a bit confused because my amp doesn't support Dolby Vision and want to connect my 4k player (which does support it) to my receiver. My tv also supports DV so I need help on connecting everything so I don't lose out on the DV experience on selected titles.

My player has 2 hdmi outs. Do I plug one hdmi to my tv and the other to my amp? I'm assuming I need to go this way because if I only attach one hdmi from my player to my amp, I wouldn't be able to pass DV to my television. Am I correct?

If this is right, will I still be getting TrueHD and DTS MA audio from the BD/DVD setting on my amp?

Another question (rather than start another thread).......Do I need to purchase another 4K 2.0 high speed cable for all this to work? Or will a regular hdmi 1.4 cable do the trick? I'm not interested in Atmos because my amp doesn't support it.

Thanks for helping me out! :thumbsup:
That's correct, use both HDMI outputs on your Sony 4k player, one to the TV and the other to your Onkyo. You will get both Dolby Vision and TrueHD/DTS-HD this way, just make sure you select the HDMI options in the Sony's audio settings menu.

As long as your HDMI cable is a high speed one, you will be fine. Try it and see if you received Dolby Vision on the TV, if so, you're good to go.
 
Hello folks. I have an Onkyo amplifier (TX SR373) and just picked up a new tv (Sony X950H) and 4k UHD player (Sony X800m2) at Christmas.

I'm a bit confused because my amp doesn't support Dolby Vision and want to connect my 4k player (which does support it) to my receiver. My tv also supports DV so I need help on connecting everything so I don't lose out on the DV experience on selected titles.

My player has 2 hdmi outs. Do I plug one hdmi to my tv and the other to my amp? I'm assuming I need to go this way because if I only attach one hdmi from my player to my amp, I wouldn't be able to pass DV to my television. Am I correct?

If this is right, will I still be getting TrueHD and DTS MA audio from the BD/DVD setting on my amp?

Another question (rather than start another thread).......Do I need to purchase another 4K 2.0 high speed cable for all this to work? Or will a regular hdmi 1.4 cable do the trick? I'm not interested in Atmos because my amp doesn't support it.

Thanks for helping me out! :thumbsup:
HDMI cables are not rated as 1.4, 2.0 as such, just in terms of speed. As above a high speed cable will be required for 4K video passthrough. Some people go for the premium high peed certified cables, available on Amazon and not expensive.
 

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