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Sony DAV-DZ360 Home Cinema with Samsung LE26A457?

by edenseager / December 24, 2008 4:36 AM PST

Hey, I'm pretty new to setting up things like this, and I recently bought a Sony DAV-DZ360 Home Cinema System.

Got it all set up, DVD works perfectly on my TV (running video through HDMI cable).

However, I cannot seem to get sound from my TV through the surround sound speakers.

Will I need to use a different cable? Or should it be able to run through the HDMI?


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still not sorted:(
by edenseager / December 24, 2008 7:26 AM PST

any help is very much appreciated, I really want to get this sorted for my son for tomorrow!

Thanks alot:)


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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 24, 2008 9:29 AM PST

You may want to run an optical cable from your television source (Cable/Sat box) or from the television itself (optical). That will allow broadcasts with 5.1 available to run in your surround sound system.

Happy Holidays!


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by edenseager / December 24, 2008 9:32 PM PST
In reply to: Optical...

Thanks a lot for the reply, so do you think an RCA Phono audio cable will do the trick?

I looked online and it seems like the easiest option for me.

Thanks again.

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Stereo, not Surround....
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 25, 2008 4:10 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks!


An RCA cable will provide stereo (left and right front channels) sound, but that won't take advantage of your center channel, woofer or rear speakers.

For the surround sound, I'd still recommend optical.


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by edenseager / December 25, 2008 6:41 AM PST

Okay, thank you!

Could you possibly tell me what optical cable I will need?

Thanks very much once again.


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by edenseager / December 25, 2008 6:43 AM PST
In reply to: thanks

I think I just asked a stupid question, being a newbie to this stuff I didn't know what an optical cable was (hold back the laughter please):P

Just looked on Amazon, I will pick one up tomorrow!

Thanks for all your help.


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No worries.
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 25, 2008 10:58 AM PST
In reply to: oops...

Hey, we've all been there.

Glad you found what you were looking for. As they say, "any ol' optical will do". I don't think there's that much of a difference between them. But if someone has a recommendation (or anti-recommendation), please say so.


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how'd you do that? Put the samsung logo on the forum.
by Dango517 / December 25, 2008 6:56 AM PST

If your going to tell me, do it quick. Happy I feel a lock down coming. Happy Looks a little toooo spammy.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 25, 2008 11:00 AM PST

You gotta have it on your business card first. Happy


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(NT) no fair :(
by Dango517 / December 25, 2008 8:43 PM PST
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Make sure receiver is set to decode Digital audio signal
by coffeejunkie / August 11, 2009 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

Both coax cable or optical cable handles 5.1 Surround Sound. I've use both to connect my DVD player to my receiver. You can try with the coax (what you call the RCA audio cable) first. I connect my Time Warner box optical digital out to my Pioneer receiver because I've already used up the coax audio input on my receiver for my DVD player.

My Pioneer receiver is older and require me to press a button to explicitly tell it to decode the audio signal as either DIGITAL or ANALOG. It took me a while to notice the tiny ANALOG word on the receiver panel and switch it. Until I switched, I got no sound from the cable box.

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