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Samsung vs Bose speakers

Hello, I'm trying to set up new cinemate series II external speakers to a samsung led un40eh5000f tv. Cable and ps3 going to tv through hdmi. Tv to external speaker system through optical out. There is no out for analog red and white cables. I've changed tv settings to external speakers, already on pcm and cannot change to dolby digital. I am getting power to the speaker system, but no sound at all. Everything is plugged in alright. Any help would be well appreciated!

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We've discussed this before.

HDCP rules that when a device can render audio or video, any pass through shall be stereo or standard definition (480p). There is an exception for over the air in the rules.

This is not a maker bug or omission. To fix this you run the audio from the source to the HD HT system.
Bob

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Hello Bob,

I also tried running the audio through the optical out of the ps3 and out of the cable box to the stereo system, didn't work either...

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Hi Bob, Sorry if I'm answering for a second time, I'm not sure thatit worked the first time.

I also trying taking the audio from the optical out of the ps3 and the cable box without success...

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I see there are discussions about PS3 optical setup.

We know why you don't get more than stereo if you pass through. And if the PS3 isn't setup as well as the HT system you get no sound. There's also some issue with dust. I've lost count how many times I get out the canned air for a quick blast to the optical port.

Glad you discovered the HDCP issues sooner than some.
Bob

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Ok... So basically I have air canned everything I possibly could... The only way i can get any sound is by taking the red and white cables and plugging them from the cable box into the speaker system... I don't really mind but the ps3 only has the optical out so I can't get any sound from the ps3 from the speakers.

Ps3 to stereo (same as te cable to stereo receiver) doesn't work with the optical cable, with all the settings in order...

So this doesn't make sense to me (though I know nothing about electronics). What do I do, bring the system back or give a best buy dude a chance (don't know how much they charge)?

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Ps3 to stereo support.

Setup is finicky as every setting must be just so. I can't find the stereo system so I can't check if there are known issues.
Bob

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