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Connect DTV and BR to HTiB at same time

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by brothaz, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. brothaz

    brothaz New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a problem that I'm hoping someone can help me with. I have a Samsung PN51D6500 TV, Sony BDPS 3100 Bluray player, DirecTV box, and a oldish Samsung HT-Z420 DVD HTiB system. See pictures below.

    As has been stated on here many times, I need to have the audio go through the home theater to have 5.1. However, the HTiB system only has OPTICAL IN, while the bluray player and DTV box have COAXIAL OUT. I have the adapter that converts coaxial to optical and a y-adapter (actually tried 2 - the Mediabridge and the generic one from Radio Shack), and have been successful getting the sound from the DTV box or bluray to play if only one is connected. However, if I have both plugged into the y-adapter, the bluray sound will not come through. This is, of course, with the DTV box off. This leaves me switching it manually, but there has the be a way right?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    Matt


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  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Buy a composite video switch and just use the yellow.
     
  3. brothaz

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Just so I understand, when I use the switch, I'd press the button to chose whichever input device I'm using? Do they make automatic ones (can that even be possible?)? Also are there ones with IR so a remote can can control it?Thanks again
     
  4. schan1269

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    YesYesYesHow much do you want to spend on a switch?
     
  5. brothaz

    brothaz New Member

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    A little googling and I came across this.

    http://amzn.com/B001TK9SEE

    Would this work? This is probably my price range.

    Thanks

    M
     
  6. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Yep. Pick one if the video colors...ignore the rest.Digital coax, composite and component(in triplicate) is all the same cable.
     
  7. Gerald LaFrance

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    Hi, well another option is would be to get another receiver. you can get a good cheap one price wise at accessories for less..?
     

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