White iMac to AVR options

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by markdraper, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. markdraper

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    I have a white iMac connected to my Sony STR DG820 but it doesn't seem to accept the audio.

    The way I have it connected is this.

    Display: It comes out of the imac mini-dvi port adaptor to a dvi adaptor, then a hdmi adaptor going to the amp to the Bluray input.

    Audio: Optical output to the amp, into one of the spare optical inputs.

    But the audio doesn't seem to come through, something to do with the amp not accepting separate feeds for hdmi inputs.

    Does that make sense.

    So I what to get a new receiver that can accept the video and audio, as my old Pioneer used to. Do you guys have any options, second hand only really.

    Cheers
     
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    Have you tried assigning the inputs. I remember some Sony receivers couldn't assign inputs for digital audio and video but this was addressed with a firmware update. As I'm sure this was well before your model of receiver, I doubt they made the same mistake again so I would visit the amp's setup menu and look for input assignment options. I'm not familiar with the imac so I would so would also check that you are outputting the correct audio (spdif/optical).

    See page 63 of your manual:You can reassign the COMPONENT VIDEO
    and DIGITAL input jacks to other input if the
    default settings of the jacks do not correspond
    to your connected equipment.
    Example:
    When you connect the DVD player to the
    OPTICAL SAT/CATV IN and
    COMPONENT VIDEO SAT/CATV (IN 2)
    jacks.
    – Assign the OPTICAL SAT/CATV IN jack to
    “BD/DVD”.
    – Assign the COMPONENT VIDEO SAT/
    CATV (IN 2) jacks to “BD/DVD”.
     
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    Thanks davepuma,

    I have had a play around with all the settings, so I am not sure where to go with it. I may move my mac right next to the avr and use a short optical lead, but I do have a optical signal amplifier in the middle of the length of cable.
     

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