Not Uncommon for 612s to have Bad HDMI ports.I tried toggling the settings for the audio between Dolby/PCM and PCM and it made no difference. I'm gonna try a different HDMI cable and rebooting the receiver when I get home from work in the morning. If nothing helps, then I'm going back to the 722 and sending the 612 back. The reason I was trying the 612 is because the 722 was not behaving well with my Sony Bravia. Sporadically it was sending a signal to the receiver and causing it to reboot. Dish support said they were aware of this problem and that the 612 had different software which would fix that.
You are dealing with old equipment that may have been "refurbished" many times. I'd hate to trust that HDD. Aging equipment is just not going to be as reliable, electric and moving components wise, as newer stuff.
You might price out using a HWS or even H3. Maybe the cost difference won't be that much.
Glad you got it working.The problem ended up being one of the HDMI ports on the TV. I was using HDMI port 4 and switched it to port 1 and now I have picture and sound. For some reason the 612 doesn't want to give me sound from HDMI port 4. The 722 was working fine from that port. Oh well, no big deal.
Glad you got it working.
Hopefully that 612 does fry your TVs HDMIs
Port 4 is often where CEC/ARC is. If it is turned on you could try turning it off and see if the sound returns.Hope you meant that it "doesn't" fry the HDMIs. Either way, # 4 port is fine. I connected a Blu-ray player and PS4 to it and the sound works fine on that port with both devices. Just the VIP 612 has a sound problem with HDMI port 4. Weird.
Would CEC/ARC be a setting on my TV, Dish Receiver or both?