I do see that in other posts the use of the optical audio is what gets you 5.1 with other components. Or "component", I should say as there is only one Optical In connector.
I'm thinking I need to get the Blu-Ray HT instead.
I received both the Samsung HT-Z320 DVD Home Theater and Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray player as a gift this Christmas. My TV is a Samsung LN52B630. I also have a cable set-top box and an Xbox 360. I am totally stumped on how to set this all up.
First, I assume that connected correctly, I will eventually be able to enjoy the 5.1 with all of these devices?
Second, according to the manual, I should connect the cable box via optical audio. As near as I can tell, that only leaves me one audio in (AUX2). I tried connecting to that from my TV audio out and only the two front speakers were producing sound. I'm sure this is my ignorance of 5.1 sound, but shouldn't I be able to hear from the rear as well?
If you had these components, what would be the optimal set-up? Should I be looking for something else through which to send all of these audio sources? I do have the gift receipts (Best Buy).
Thanks for any advice in advance and Happy New Year!