2010 Mac mini forgets HDMI sound settings. Heeeelp!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by WilliamG, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    This is very frustrating. I have my 2010 Mac mini connected to my Onkyo TX-SR707 HDMI receiver via HDMI, which then pushes out the video to my projector. However, whenever I turn my receiver off, the mini then defaults to its tiny internal speaker, and then I have to go in and set the mini to be the Onkyo receiver EVERY time I turn on my receiver and projector.

    Is there a way to make the mini STAY with HDMI for sound?

    Thanks!
     
  2. vramkumar macrumors newbie

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    I may be wrong, but still worth a try. You may want to connect a TOSLink Cable from your Mini's Audio OUT to the Optical port of your Onkyo Receiver (hope it has one free). I know its frustrating and defeats the purpose of having a single cable, but I guess the Audio Midi Settings do get messed up with the HDMI and also I've heard the behavior is different on different receivers.
    Thx
    Ram
     
  3. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    I tried that. With the HDMI going to the receiver and the toslink as well, I get no sound over toslink at all. It's like the mini can't handle both. I still get sound over HDMI when I select that, and if I create a new input on the receiver and set the audio only to go into the receiver via optical, I do get sound, but not when the mini is sending video as well...

    Hope that makes sense. :(
     
  4. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    I could be wrong, but it seems the issue is with the Onkyo and not with the mini.
     
  5. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    That sounds awfully like Apple and their excuses when iPads and wifi didn't get along. Every other device I have behaves perfectly with my Onkyo.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i wonder if soundflower would help you out here...
     
  7. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Is this something I have to worry about?

    I have a Vizio. Can I just use one cable?
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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  9. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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  10. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a new mac mini. I have the HDMi cable connected directly to the TV. I have a toslink cable connected directly to my onkyo receiver. I've had no problems and everything works and sounds great!
     
  11. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yes, you're going straight to the TV with your HDMI cable, that's why.
     

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