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Connection of HDTV, Blu-Ray, HD Cable Box AND Surround

by wayne_price / February 27, 2010 5:30 AM PST

Fellow CNET Audio/Video "Pros",

I have a 58" Panasonic HDTV, a HD Cable Box, a Panasonic Blu-Ray Player, and an "older" style SONY (DAV-C770)Surround Sound System. I am trying to connect all components, and am having trouble doing so. At this time, The TV and Cable Box are hooked up and operating fine, and I have the Blu-Ray Player hooked up to the HDMI Input 1 port on the TV, so I can view and hear it through the TV. However, I need someone to walk me through exactly how to run the older Sony Surround Sound system through all of this, so I can utilize the speakers of the unit for surround sound purposes.

I really appreciate any and all support - this is driving me crazy!

Best Regards,

Wayne Price

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I see the Sony has an optical/toslink input;
by ahtoi / February 27, 2010 12:02 PM PST

Why not use that?

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Run everything HDMI to the Tv and then run
by minimalist / February 27, 2010 9:05 PM PST

a single optical Toslink cable back to the surround system. Set the Tv to pass thru the audio signal of that option is available under the settings (it might automatically do so).

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what are the exact makes/models involved?
by Pepe7 / February 28, 2010 1:28 AM PST


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