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Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Ravi83, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Ravi83

    Ravi83 New Member

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    Hi - This is killing me. . I really need some help...Please.
    I have the following.
    A samsung bluray home theartre - includes bluray player, and 4 speakers and subwoofer.
    A samsung HD TV
    A sky digital TV box.
    I have 2 HDMI Cables, and the red / white audio cables too.
    what do i need to do to allow the bluray player sound come from the speakers and the tv sound to also come through the speakers.
    I have already connected the speakers to the blu ray player
    thanks
    Ravi
     
  2. Jason Charlton

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    What's the model number of the TV?
    What's the model number of the Surround Sound system?
    What outputs does the Sky box have?

    Best case scenario, you'll need one more HDMI cable.
     
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    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Worst case, you'll be stuck in DPL purgatory...
    Cause we are hoping, hoping, you bought a craptastic HTiB with inputs.
     
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    I'm assuming those Samsung speakers are amplified, so you wouldn't be using a receiver, right?
    - Brennan, OSD Audio
     
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    Did you not read this part...
    "A samsung bluray home theartre - includes bluray player, and 4 speakers and subwoofer."
     
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    Did you read the word "receiver" in that statement? I read a bluray player, speakers and a sub.
     
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    Are you really that obtuse?
     
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    I do not have a receiver.
    This is the spec for the sky ditial box
    DIGITAL AUDIO OUT: OPTICAL and COAXIAL digital-audio sockets for 5.1 surround sound
    AUDIO OUT (L and R): Phono sockets (RCA)
    COMPOSITE VIDEO OUT: Phono sockets (RCA)
    USB 2.0 : (for future connectivity) front and rear connectors
    SCART: SCART (composite video out; RGB out)
    : : 1.1 type A
    ETHERNET: (for future connectivity) RJ45, IEEE802.3 10-BASE-T and 100BASE-TX
    SATA: external HDD interface, SATA 1.0a
    The TV is - 40" D5000 Series 5 Full HD LED TV
    The Home cinema is - Samsung HT-C5550 Blu-Ray Home Cinema System
    thanks
     
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    If the Sky box had HDMI out, then it would be easy, since the Samsung has two HDMI inputs... but since Sky doesn't have that...

    The fallback option is to use the digital optical input on the Samsung - manual page 14 number 6 on the back panel. So use an optical/toslink cablefrom the Sky digital optical output to the digital optical input on the Samsung.

    This will carry audio, for video, you will leave the Sky box connected directly to the TV with whatever you currently have.

    To hear the audio, you will need to select the audio input on the Samsung. Page 26 of the manual describes how to select the "D.In" input using the "Function" button on the remote.

    Once all is connected and running, if you find that you're not getting any surround sound audio, you can press the "DD PL II" button on the remote to activate Dolby ProLogic II simulated surround sound (manual page 53).

    You should be all set.
     
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    Thanks - will give it a go when i get home this evening.
    cheers mate.
    Ravi
     
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    Not sure how cable/sat works over there...
    When we upgrade our TV/Audio over here, we simply call the cable/sat provider and upgrade our equipment. I would assume Sky has HDMI equipment...
     
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    See below...careful when assuming.
    No Receiver? Pardon my "obtuseness", rather my lack of knowledge on that combo, but are the speakers each internally powered? What's your budget for a receiver?
    - Brennan, OSD Audio
     
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    It's your typical HTiB, so no true "receiver" per se. We get enough of these sorts of questions ("I have an HTiB system that works fine when I play movies on the built-in disc player, but I don't get surround sound for my cable/sat TV") that it's pretty obvious what the problem (and likely solution) is.
     
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    That solution is usually accompanied by...
    "I bet the owners manual is still nicely wrapped in its cover..."
     

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