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darylc
Level 7

AVR HDMI Passthrough

I have a Yamaha AVR that has HDMI passthrough when the unit is on standby.  I connect all of my HDMI devices to the AVR, then the AVR goes out to the TV.  This enables me to listen to audio from any of my connected devices through the TV when the AVR is off,  or through the AVR in surround when it's powered on. 

If I connect the ROKU ultra to the AVR, it plays fine when I power on the AVR and select the channel it's on. But, it does not pass the signal (video or audio) through to the TV when the AVR is powered off. 

I've seen plenty of posts about audio pass through issues common on AVR, but did not find any information on how to address this particular issue?  I ended up just connecting the roku to the TV but I miss having surround.  Any thoughts?

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atc98092
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Re: AVR HDMI Passthrough


@darylc wrote:

I have a Yamaha AVR that has HDMI passthrough when the unit is on standby.  I connect all of my HDMI devices to the AVR, then the AVR goes out to the TV.  This enables me to listen to audio from any of my connected devices through the TV when the AVR is off,  or through the AVR in surround when it's powered on. 

If I connect the ROKU ultra to the AVR, it plays fine when I power on the AVR and select the channel it's on. But, it does not pass the signal (video or audio) through to the TV when the AVR is powered off. 

I've seen plenty of posts about audio pass through issues common on AVR, but did not find any information on how to address this particular issue?  I ended up just connecting the roku to the TV but I miss having surround.  Any thoughts?


I know my Yamaha AVRs will passthrough something connected via HDMI when powered off. But I'm sure there is a menu setting in the Yamaha to enable it. If you are saying it's working for other devices, but not the Roku, I can't provide an answer to that. 

I just tried it with my Ultra. I made sure the AVR was off, and yes I had video and the audio came out of the TV. If I power up the AVR, the screen will blank while the HDMI handshake occurs, then the video resumes with the audio now via the AVR. 

Dan
Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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