3691 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2011 10:09 AM by Tim Krynicki
Many TVs with digital out will not transfer all audio kinds e.g. only outputting stereo not relaying dolby digital - that alone if your TV is like this (check manual) would be enough to make a direct connection via optical/Toslink to the receiver a better option.
Certainly for troubleshooting cut the TV out of the equation and use optical to the receiver.
If menu navigation sounds odd, via optical, then it's either a problem with the AppleTV/Settings or your receiver or it's settings.
Check your receiever isn't trying to apply some kind of surround effect to the stereo audio which menu actions would produce.
I would set the receiver to automatically detect the kind of feed (linear PCM for stereo, DD 5.1 etc) and also turn off any DSP effects.
You may want to try unplugging AppleTV and restarting to see if that helps.
As a last resort before concluding AppleTV might be faulty, I would restore the AppleTV using a micro USB lead in iTunes.
Im leaning toward the receiver is the cause of this.
I have thought about a new receiver but I don't think it is in my budget right now. This one does work most of the time, so maybe I can push it till it really becomes a problem.
I look into the surround effects settings and I get the same results on any mode. I usually leave it in Dolby Digital PLII Movie, Music or Emulation, which sounds great when I use analog sources, but continually gives me the glitchy noise on any digital source.
The receiver takes PCM and DD, so I assume everything is compatible. The TV also puts out RAW or PCM (assume RAW is DD).
I think this receiver is decent, but amazing. It has lasted me for quite sometime, but the digital processor may be frtizing on me.
Thank you for the in depth reply!