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Do all home theatre's have optical plugs? (noob question)

by instantdeath999 / July 17, 2007 11:04 AM PDT

I want to plug my xbox 360 and playstation 3 to my sony home theatre i bought very recently.... I couldnt get them to use surround sound, so i did a bit of research and found you need an optical cable, which i bought and plugged up into the 360, though i cannot find where to plug it up on the home theatre. I have done a bit of research on that as well, and they always say plug it up to the "receiver" which I honestly dont know what that is. Ive heard that its the same thing as the home theatre... if thats true, i cannot find the plug for the optical cable. Do all home theatres have one, or did I buy the wrong one?

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by stewart norrie / July 17, 2007 11:25 AM PDT

Most a/v/ amps have a input for optical audio input but it sounds like you have a h.t.i.b No problem read your owners manual stewee

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by instantdeath999 / July 17, 2007 11:32 AM PDT

I honestly dont know what a htib is, but Im just not sure if a receive is the same thing as a home theatre... because from the manual it looks like it doesnt have a optical plug.

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by Kingp1n / July 17, 2007 10:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Receiver

Stands for Home Theater In a Box. This means that is came with a reciever (the unit that all the speakers, and other components plug into), speakers (usually 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer, hense the name 5.1) and possibly a dvd player.

Can you tell us what model home theater you have? Look for a model number on the box it all came in, or on the main unit that the speakers are plugged into. It is possible that you do not have a optical input.

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