For some time now I have this little issue with my setup at home. My Xbox 360 is connected to my HD tv with a HDMI cable. There is also a SPDIF cable going to my receiver for surround sound.
The one main thing that is bothering me is that I have to mute the sound of my TV every time I boot up the 360 because it keeps giving me sound through both the tv and surround set. Is there any way to switch off the sounds that goes through the HDMI cable so this issue can be resolved?
I don't want to have the audio signal going through the HDMI cable since it decreases the sound AND video quality pretty badly on my Xbox console. To clear this up a little : the sounds keeps having issues with sending the right signal to the receiver, it keeps switching between 2.0 and 5.1 at random moments as if the Xbox doesnt know what signal it should use. Also the video looks shaded as if it is missing glossy effects in some games I play. At first I thought this was a bad HDMI cable but I tried a couple of different cables, including the official MS cable and it is all the same.
I would like to get your advice on this issue :)