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Old 11-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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I have a old Yamaha RX-V2200 AV receiver that I have had for years. At the time I bought very good surround sound speakers.2 main speakers a center and three speakers on the back wall one in each corner and one in the middle.That is 6 speakers and a good subwoofer.The surround sound is awsome I also have a Panasonic blu-ray player DMP-BD35.I just bought a new tv PANASONIC TCP65VT50 and its still in the box.I want to know if I can still use my Yamaha for surround sound with this new tv.The Yamaha has no HDMI hookups and what I used on the other tv was optical and plugged HDMI from Cable box( Fios Verizon) to tv and same with blu-ray player.I will mount this new tv on the wall I will have to run the cables 2 HDMI and 1 optical through the wall I bought a kit for this that included the plug for the tv.Hope I am right so far.Will I still get that awsome sound using the Yamaha with optical or do I need to buy a new receiver with HDMI connections.Would like to here anyones and everyone's opinions.I am new to this site and know very little about this subject.Thank you
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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If you connect it the same way as you had it before when it was "awsome"-- it should sound just the same. While the HDMI will carry the sound signal to the TV, just mute the TV speakers. With a digital/optical connection from the BD player to the Yamaha you should be fine.
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I beleive the opitical was connected to the cable box from the Yamaha and DB was connected with HDMI to the tv.Does that sound right I just started to disconnect everything.I think that was the way it was.Is there different ways you can connect surround and get the same result?.Thank you
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I beleive the opitical was connected to the cable box from the Yamaha and DB was connected with HDMI to the tv.Does that sound right I just started to disconnect everything.I think that was the way it was.Is there different ways you can connect surround and get the same result?.Thank you
Sort of . . . The receiver/Yamaha needs to have a digital connection (optical or coax) from the SOURCE of the sound signal: Cable Box, BD Player, Game, or whatever. The video SOURCE will connect (HDMI) directly to the TV.

You could connect the optical OUT on the TV to the optical IN on the receiver, but you will not get surround sound, just stereo.
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What Rick said. If you you really enjoyed the sound before, just roll with it.

Since you are wall mounting, you may want to look into a new HDMI receiver if your budget allows. This way, you will only need to run 1 HDMI from the receiver through the wall to the TV. Makes for a cleaner install. And will also allow for lossless audio with BD's. Here is a nice HDMI reveiver with 8 HDMI inputs, Network ready, THX certified (616) and the QDEO video processor for around $325 shipped. The 616 for around $60 more is a nice upgrade as well. Plenty of inputs on the reciever to add stuff to down the road. And since everything runs through the receiver, no need to run any addition cables through the walls later on.

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR515...keywords=onkyo

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR616...keywords=nr616
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Bigloww is for sure right-- if you are wall mounting, I'd go with a new HDMI capable receiver. If you're budget conscious (and most of are this time of year) you might find something here to drive your speakers:

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...ceivers/1.html

I have purchased from these guys a few times-- never had a problem with the equipment or service.
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