• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

Setting up TV, PS3, 360 and receiver

tinno87

Established Member
Confused-yet again!

TV, 360 and PS3 connected to Pioneer VSX-C501 receiver through optical (360 via coax). Just been playing around with the system trying to make sure its outputting Dolby Digital. Is it possible to make the receiver change its sound source-for example, i finish playing the PS3 can I just change the TV to the freeview and it to automatically start outputting the TV sound instead of PS3 without me having to use the remote?

Might be a stupid question but completely lost!!

Any more info let me know, thanks
 

tinno87

Established Member
Confused-yet again!

TV, 360 and PS3 connected to Pioneer VSX-C501 receiver through optical (360 via coax). Just been playing around with the system trying to make sure its outputting Dolby Digital. Is it possible to make the receiver change its sound source-for example, i finish playing the PS3 can I just change the TV to the freeview and it to automatically start outputting the TV sound instead of PS3 without me having to use the remote?

Might be a stupid question but completely lost!!

Any more info let me know, thanks

I mean using the TV remote firstly to change functions but without having to then use the receivers remote to change sources as well!
 

dwhite

Distinguished Member
You have a harmony remote, so I guess you could program a macro to do this? Otherwise I don't think you can, you need to change the amp everytime you choose something different to watch/listen to.
 

tinno87

Established Member
You have a harmony remote, so I guess you could program a macro to do this? Otherwise I don't think you can, you need to change the amp everytime you choose something different to watch/listen to.

Yeh the harmony remote is on its way-looke in the manual and searched t'internet and it seemed it was the only way! Should hopefully have it sorted when the remote arrives.

Thanks
 

bxd

Established Member
Hi,

If you connect your three devices via a single optical input, you could use an optical switcher that has some "priority" on it. Idea would be that you put the device that you use the most into the lowest priority input. When you turn on the PS3 or 360 they will take "priority" over the tv input and the amp should automatically recognise the DD source. When you turn the device off, it'll revert to the tv input.

I've seen HDMI priority devices and I'm sure you'll be able to find one for an optical input.

Brian
 

dwhite

Distinguished Member
I've seen HDMI priority devices and I'm sure you'll be able to find one for an optical input.

I'm afraid due to the way optical works, you won't find priority or automatic switchers for optical (there's no 'trigger' signal for the switch to know what to switch to). Some people have used optical splitters in reverse, but this relies on you switching off all inputs other than the one your using. However some equipment, leave the optical input 'live' even in standby, which causes problems with this method.
 

bxd

Established Member
I'm afraid due to the way optical works, you won't find priority or automatic switchers for optical (there's no 'trigger' signal for the switch to know what to switch to).

OK ... sorry about that suggestion.

I thought I'd seen one somewhere but it was a long time ago (and probably in a galaxy far, far away) ... do you know if you can you get coax priority devices ?

Brian
 

The latest video from AVForums

Is 8K TV dead? Philips OLED+907, Pioneer LX505 AVR plus B&W 700 S3 Reviews & Visit + AV/HiFi News
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom