Tv + Home Theater + external HDD

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by haxxej, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. haxxej

    haxxej Auditioning

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Paul
    Hello,

    My first post here. I need your help guys. I have an external HDD which I would like to connect to my LG 55LA660 TV. Being a smart tv, it recognises the hdd right away and I'm able to play my video content without issues. My problem is I can only get sound from my tv speakers. My Tv is connected via hdmi 1.4 with my Yamaha YHT-598 home theater system. My HTIB and TV are connected via the hdmi 1 (arc) on my tv and the hdmi out (arc) on htib. The HDD is connected by USB to the tv. I changed the settings on my tv to get the sound via an external source but still nothing.

    What am I missing? Is it even possible to get the sound from my htib when playing content off the external hdd which is connected to the tv?

    Thanks.
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,112
    Likes Received:
    899
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    What does your LG owner's manual say about the audio off a USB stick? I could go download the manual and read it, but you have one.

    As a hint, usually the TV(if it can even send audio off the USB out its toslink/digital coax/ARC) can only send it as 2.0.

    So, it depends if this TV can internally bridge the 5.1 into 2.0. Most of them can't. One of the many reasons people ignore "Smart TV" and buy Smart BD players. Or Netgears/Linksys/Roku.
     
  3. haxxej

    haxxej Auditioning

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Paul
    I just had a look at it and it's not very clear. It seems that I might get it to work with an optical cable but before I buy one I would have preferred if someone has the same setup and can confirm that it can work.
     
  4. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,112
    Likes Received:
    899
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    There is another plus to using a toslink. You won't have to deal with CEC headaches. Any other audio you need off the TV? (apps and OTA)
     
  5. haxxej

    haxxej Auditioning

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Paul
    The disadvantage of using toslink would be the fact that I won't be able to get Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Well I guess I have to give up on something. Either that or just continue to stream everything over the network. Thanks a lot guys.
     
  6. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,112
    Likes Received:
    899
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    You aren't getting lossless audio with the TV involved no matter what.
     

Share This Page