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Old 12-03-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a Samsung 65" MU6070. After mounting and starting to hook up, I realized it only has 2 HDMI, and no RCA plug ins. My HDMI are used for my Direct Cable and DVD player. My surround sound was hooked in with RCA cords on old TV. Is there any way for me to hook up my surround system, or do I now have to go buy a new blue tooth sound bar?
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Typically the way it work is you plug your cable and dvd player into your surround sound and then you run an Hdmi line from your surround sound to your tv
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:05 AM   #3
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It is an older Sony unit with no HDMI
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Your best bet is going to be to replace the surround system with a new unit that has the HDMI switching built in. This will allow for 5.1 surround on all sources.

An alternative would be to get an optical audio to stereo audio RCA outputs. There are two types of these converters - 2.0 digital stereo input and 5.1 digital audio input. I'd recommend getting one for the 5.1 digital audio for the internal tuner. This would hook up to the optical audio output on the TV and into the RCA inputs on your surround system. This will allow the same surround audio as your old setup.

Here is one with 5.1 support:
https://smile.amazon.com/Optical-Tos...l+audio+to+rca

Here is one that may or may not support 5.1 audio input:
https://smile.amazon.com/PROZOR-Digi...l+audio+to+rca

On most new TVs the audio output from the TV will be 2.0 stereo only on any input through the HDMI connections and 5.1 when using the internal TV tuner. If your converter does not support 5.1 it will only hiss with a 5.1 input. Also most TV will not allow the output to be set to 2.0 stereo for the internal tuner. However since your original post indicates you don't use the internal tuner as a source, you should be fine with the cheaper unit.
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On most new TVs the audio output from the TV will be 2.0 stereo only on any input through the HDMI connections and 5.1 when using the internal TV tuner. If your converter does not support 5.1 it will only hiss with a 5.1 input. Also most TV will not allow the output to be set to 2.0 stereo for the internal tuner. However since your original post indicates you don't use the internal tuner as a source, you should be fine with the cheaper unit.
So if I understand you, I should get the first link you put on there? You kinda lost me with the 2.0 and 5.1?????
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I just reread and now think you meant I should get the cheaper 2nd link?
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I just reread and now think you meant I should get the cheaper 2nd link?
If you don't use the TV internal tuner for antenna TV, then yes the second link.
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Appreciate you helping me with my rca problem. I am still a bit confused. I dont know what you mean by "using tv tuner for antenna". What would I need antenna for surround sound?
If you have an antenna for over the air broadcast reception then you would be using the internal tuner to receive TV reception. Over the air broadcasts are mostly 5.1 surround audio and if that was the way you get your TV programming then you would want the 5.1 capable unit. But since you don't know about the tuner in your TV, you must use a cable box, or similar, hooked up through the HDMI input and the cheaper unit should work for you just fine.
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Dang! I all ready ordered the better one. Hope it works with my director box
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It will.
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Well I sure appreciate your help and sharing of knowledge. I was really upset that I was not going to be able to use my current system.......even if it is about as old as me!
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I got the adapter and hooked it up. I was really upset that it did not work. Then son was over and moved the switch on the side(which I didnt notice) off coax to SPDF. Instantly came on. Problem is, now there seems to be so much reverb in the surround sound that it is distracting and is not enjoyable to have on. LOL, I cant win some days!
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You probably have the surround set in a "hall" mode or something. You should try switching surround modes.
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