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Sony ht-ct60 soundbar and Apple TV problem

by rambo607 / December 27, 2013 11:16 PM PST

I have a Sharp Quattron, and have been using an Apple Tv for a few weeks. All works fine, sound and audio. I just received a new Sony htct 60 soundbar for Xmas. I connected the soundbar to the Sharp with an optical cable, but now when using the Apple Tv I don't get any sound. I only get sound when using cable tv through the Sharp. Any ideas? Am I missing something? Could it be because I'm not using any kind of receiver setup? Thanks for any help that can be provided.

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Was there any connection difference from before?
by Oldartq / December 28, 2013 2:36 AM PST

If not, what happen if you disconnect the soundbar from the TV now? Does Apple tv sound come back?

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Sony ht-ct60 soundbar and Apple TV problem
by rambo607 / December 28, 2013 6:09 AM PST

No, before adding the sony soundbar, apple tv audio was fine coming through the Sharp Quattron TV speakers.

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You may be ready to learn about a few areas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2013 6:38 AM PST

I can't possibly write it all here but here's the areas that crop up too often.

1. Soundbars are almost all stereo. Send them stereo and if you send 5.1, expect troubles.
2. HDMI means HDCP which means it is not allowed to pass HD content (video HD is 720 or higher, audio is anything higher than stereo.) If your apple TV sends the TV HD audio, you might not get sound from the sound bar.

Sorry but this is all well discussed and again, yes, there is no technical reason why we can't pass HD content but dems the rules the industry decided and the results are in the forums.
Bob

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