01-31-2012 07:58 AM
Normally TVs don't send dolby digital through the optical output. Unless you're using features built in the TV like antenna, netfix, etc..
The OP is getting NO sound, much live Dolby Digital. You have to crawl before you walk.
I doubt that. I'd guess taht there's sound coming from the TV speakers right now, he'd just like to set it up using ARC to take advantage of 5.1 audio. Both of his devices support it, there's no reason not to help him understand the technology and get it setup the way he wants.
01-31-2012 03:19 PM
I see no mention of 5.1 audio in the OPs original request. He said he wants "sound". He also mentioned there wasn't any external sources, so I have to assume it's just OTA broadcast. All this education your giving him is confusing the issue.
02-01-2012 09:50 AM
Use audio output jacks (red & white) just below video 2 input on the back of TV into whatever input on your receiver you desire. The only other option your TV offers is a digital audio single plug output just above the S-video 1 input jack. However your receiver will also need to have a digital audio input (matching color single jack) available and not all are equipped with this style input. If you do have it, definitely use that (regular RCA type wire), otherwise the first option suggested here may be your only option unless you want to bypass the TV for audio and plug source (like cable box or DVD) directly to the stereo system.
I do currently work for Best Buy but my opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect Best Buy policy.
02-01-2012 09:13 PM
Thank you one and all for the info.I just wanted to be able to hear the tv through my receiver and looks like the easiest at this time was Agent M"s suggestion with the red and white jacks!Until I get a chance to sit down and play around with it, this will do.I appreciate all the outputs.Thanks.