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No sound over home theater with broadcast tv?

I have a TC-P50G20 TV in conjunction with an SC-BT330 home theater. They are connected via HDMI and optical cables. Satellite TV and Viera programming (Netflix) have always worked fine with the surround sound setup.

I recently discarded my satellite TV and replaced it with digital broadcast TV via antenna. I now find that the audio for the broadcast TV programming will only play over the internal TV speakers. I have been completely unable to find any means of routing the audio to the home theater system. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? What am I overlooking? Thanks.

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Usually a settings issue.

In reply to: No sound over home theater with broadcast tv?

If the play is still over the speakers keep looking around the settings for external options.

I didn't find your exact model so I can't read the dozen model manuals to see where it is. Please folk, supply exact model numbers or better yet a link to the product in question.

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Remember I'm taking your word the speakers are on.

In reply to: Manuals

Page 51 of the English TC-P50G20 at link shows the optical connection.

No manual I've found shows the on screen menus so I can't check it further. I'd call it in and ask how to change to external speakers.

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Did you notice the manual's note about?

In reply to: Remember I'm taking your word the speakers are on.

For some content it's PCM and in another Dolby Digital. I didn't see any indication it was 5.1 over the optical output. That could crimp some folk's plan.

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PCM vs. DD

In reply to: Did you notice the manual's note about?

@ R. Proffitt- Yes, I saw that note but wasn't sure how it might actually apply to my situation- until a short while ago when I read (on another forum) that Panasonic transmits NTSC audio via PCM and ATSC audio in DD. I will have to explore that pathway when I get home tonight. Thanks for your assistance.

And thanks to everyone who responded!

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