12-19-2009 11:13 PM
I have a sony bravia TV modelKDL-46S4100 And a sony bravia BD/DVD Home Thearer System model BDV-E300 And a PS3 And a cox communcations DVR cable box.
I have thecable box going to the tv with an HDMI cable, I have the PS3 going to the tv with an HDMI cable, I have the home theater going to the tv with a HDMI cable and a digital out cable. from what I understand, I should be able to hear anything that is coming into the out through the home theater system. All I want is to hear whtever is going through the tv(cable box and PS3) through the surround sound speakers. can you help me?
12-20-2009 12:44 AM
You need to run the digital optical cable OUT of the TV and into the surround sound system. This will allow you to hear WHATEVER is playing on the TV screen. Other wise if you only want the blu ray and the cable box, then run seperate digital optical cables from the cable box to the surround sound, and from the blu ray to the surround sound.
12-20-2009 07:58 AM
I have a digital optical cable that runs from the tv to the surround system. but I dont get any sound from the tv. I have looked in the tv menu to see if there is something I need to switch for it to work but I cant find anything. the only option I have is to turn the speakers off. I tried that and it did not work. the cable I have is a m-series by monster cable model m850 high resolution digital fiber optic cable. do I have the wrong cable or something? it was supposed to be as easy as 1-2-3. lol.
12-20-2009 11:41 AM
Is it possible you have the optical cable connected wrong? On the tv it should be plugged into the OPTICAL OUTPUT and on the amplifier it should be plugged into one of the OPTICAL INPUTs. If you have both ends going to an OUTPUT it won't work, or if you have it plugged into an input on the tv side and an output on the amplifier side it won't work. It has to come from the output on the tv and go to an input on the amplifier. And in order to hear the sound the amplifier has to be set to that input channel.
Without actually seeing the devices its very hard to say what the problem is.
Also if your amplifier/receiver does hdmi switching you might be better off plugging all the hdmi cables into your amplifier and running one cable to your tv Plugging everything in to your tv and running an optical cable out doesn't always give you the best sound for all your components. If I have time later I will check to see if I can find some specs for those products and see if there is a better way to hook it up or see what you may have done wrong.
12-20-2009 11:45 AM
"I have the home theater going to the tv with a HDMI cable and a digital out cable."
This part confuses me and may be your problem. I will have to look up the specs for these products and see if maybe something is hooked up wrong. I will get back with you later today if I can find the info.
12-23-2009 08:19 AM
I sent you a private message did you get it? This might be easier for me to help you with an isntat messaging program so we can talk in real time and you can try things and let me know what happens.
Whether you need the optical cable or not depends on how its hooked up. But from the way it looks by looking at your manuals and from the way it sounds like you have it hooked up, yes you need the optical cable. Iam just concerned the connections might be crossed somewhere is all. Like an output plugged into an output or something like that.
01-02-2010 02:44 AM
Sounds like you have your TV outputting the Cable TV and PS3 audio signals, or so you hope. I'm guessing that your TV cannot take the HDMI audio from your cable box and PS3 and turn it into a valid audio signal that can be transported into your receiver. You might want to take two optical cables and run them from your PS3 and cable box to the TV (if possible...if not you can buy an optical cable switcher for about $30) then run one optical cable to your receiver. Otherwise, consider running some old fashion stereo cables from your Cable box to your receiver. That might work...