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5.1 Home Theater Confusion

Hi guys. I am planning to buy a 5.1 CH Home Theater System (with a DVD Player) in addition to my Samsung TV. But I am confused at some point.

<div>This quote is taken from the Samsung 6 series manual which I have now:

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No confusion here.

As many discover they run out of HDMI inputs on some HT systems. And the usual fix to to get some HDMI switch boxes or run optical cables from place to place.

You didn't miss a thing.
Bob

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you may be confused...

you are not saying your HT go not HDMI-IN?

your 3 sources are plugged into HDMI-IN while HDMI-out is just for the TV. optical in/out is from/to TV to be able to have surround from TV.

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5.1 VS PCM

Get a DVD player with coaxial digital audio OUT and a 5.1 amp with both coax and optical IN.
You can play your DVDs audio directly through the amp and get the 5.1 or DTS audio
works for my old Samsung TV and Samsung DVD (need to choose Bitstream NOT PCM output)

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5.1 HT connection

When the instructions say: "If you want to hear 5.1 channel audio, connect the digital audio out jack from the source directly to the home theater," it translates to mean: Connect your digital audio (optical) cable from the source, which would be your cable/satellite receiver to the digital audio (optical)IN on the home theater system. When the signal is broadcast in 5.1 surround sound, you will hear 5.1 sound. So in essence, you connect the HT to your TV with HDMI and the digital audio (optical) cable from the satellite box to the HT. You would then set your input on the home theater to 'digital in' or D.IN.

Hope this helps.

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