I have a Pioneer DVD player hooked up to my HD ready LCD TV for th video using component video cables and the audio is routed through an optil digital audio cable to carry 5.1 audio to my amplifier.
The other day i purchased an expensive HDMI cable (as my DVD player and TV both have this port). I muted the audio OUTPUT of the TV so that i could use the amplifier audio but SUPRISINGLY THE AUDIO INDICATION OF MY AMP HAD WITCHED FROM5.1 TO REGULSAR STEREO
Is this supposed to happen? Any workaround?
Though the HDMI was a branded cord i got CRAP quality of video. Would HDMI video quality ank above or below that od component ideo and S video or was this because i had the componenet video cords yet plugged in?
I have now returned the HDMI cable
Advise, explanation and comments on these issues please