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Surround Sound Hook up

bggsm03
02-04-2009, 02:24 PM
OK I was planning on purchasing a Vizio 32" LCD flat panel. The only Audio out it has is digital optical (Toslink). I was planning on getting a Sony home theater system that has digital optical (toslink) input. Well... MY DVD Player has the standard red white yellow, red green blue, and digital out coxial hookups. My Xbox has an HDMI port for audio and video. Basically my plans were to do this.

Hook the HDMI cable up from my XBOX to my TV. Run the digital optical (toslink) cable from my TV to my surround sound receiver. For Xbox 360 surround.

For DVD surround I was planning on hooking up the audio out on the DVD (Red and white) to audio in on the receiver (red and white).

The top left port (digital SAT in).. HTDDWG700 (Sony Model NO.) is that for digital optical (toslink) video?

Would I also be able to get surround on regular tv viewing?

Would this work?

admo
02-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Unfortunatly, the tv will not pass surround sound information from your xbox that way. The optical out on the tv only send 5.1 audio when using it's QAM tuner, that is a coax cable hooked directly into the tv from an HD antenna or cable with no set top box.

To get surround sound, you need to hook the devices directly into the receiver.

deadhead68
02-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Unfortunatly, the tv will not pass surround sound information from your xbox that way. The optical out on the tv only send 5.1 audio when using it's QAM tuner, that is a coax cable hooked directly into the tv from an HD antenna or cable with no set top box.

To get surround sound, you need to hook the devices directly into the receiver.

That was true with TVs of a couple years ago, mine included. Some newer models will actually output digital audio that is received via HDMI or it's digital input. Now I'm not sure if the OP's Vizio does this or not.

DeadHead68

admo
02-04-2009, 03:16 PM
That was true with TVs of a couple years ago, mine included. Some newer models will actually output digital audio that is received via HDMI or it's digital input. Now I'm not sure if the OP's Vizio does this or not.

DeadHead68

Good to know. Mine won't pass 5.1 if the input is anything other than the qam tuner. It's a lower end samsung, but new. I hadn't known that some HDTV's will pass 5.1 audio out the optical when the input is hdmi.