Hi All, My first post so please be kind.
Have just bought a WD TV Live Streamng Unit. My audio receiver does not support HDMI and only has 1 optical input, and since I have 3 devices I need to connect (PS3, PVR & WD Live) I have taken the option to connect all three devices to the TV (LG 60PY3DF) via HDMI, and use the optical output on the back of the TV to connect to the single optical input on the receiver.
I have set the WD Live to passthrough audio via HDMI and the PVR and PS3 all behave as expected (just have to mute the TV as sound comes through both TV and receiver at same time), but have difficulty when it comes to the WD Live. Everytime I power TV, Receiver and WD on, the optical indicator on the receiver does not come on and no audio is heard from the receiver, only the TV. Sometimes it can several restarts of the WD Live to get the optical indicator on the reveiver to come on and play sound. I have tried turning the devices on in different sequences but makes no difference. Once I get the optical light on the receiver to come on, the next problem is when I begin playng a movie, usually MKV blueray rip, the optical light on the reveiver goes out and once again no sound is played through the receiver only the TV, where it can another series of restarts to get the optical indicator to light and stay on.
The other night it took me close to an hour of restarts before I could start watching a movie. In the end I had to copy it from a local HDD I had plugged in the front to a windows share I have a wired connection to for it to work.
Can someone please let me know what settings I can look for which might be set incorrectly which might cause this to happen. Thanks.