01-09-2013 01:30 PM
My Fios HD set top box is connected to my Panasonic plasma via HDMI. I then use the stereo analog output jacks on my TV to send sound to my receiver. The new Panasonic plasma TV I want to buy does not have stereo analog output jacks. So I want to use HDMI from my set top box to my TV (like I do now), but run analog stereo outputs from the set top box directly to my receiver. So my question is: Will the set top box block the RCA audio outputs if the HDMI is connected?
01-09-2013 02:40 PM
This will work no problem. I do this today, but I use the digital coax output from the STB instead of the analog audio to send the audio over to my receiver while running the HDMI cable directly to the TV. I also use the coax output of the STB to send a standard def signal to a small TV in the basement below my living room (so I don't need an additional STB) at the same time.
The only problem you might have might be sound sync -- particularly if you use the analog signal -- however, most TV's have a setting that allows you to offset the picture display by a few milliseconds to sync up the two if it turns out to be an issue.