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Getting 5.1 audio out from TV

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by crazylad, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. crazylad

    crazylad Auditioning

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    Hello, I have an internet capable LED TV. I want to be able to take audio out of the TV to a 5.1 receiver and listen to 5.1 audio for those programs that are broadcast/streamed in 5.1 audio. Can the Optical Digital Audio Out in the TV serve my needs? Please advise.
     
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    Welcome to the HTF!


    Do you have the make/model # of the TV?


    Also, please check your PMs.
     
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    Hi Mike, the TV is a Sony KDL40EX700
     
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    If you are using the TV's internal tuner, then it will work when watching a program with DD 5.1 (or 2.0). If you are using an external tuner like a TiVo, cable box or a satellite box, then there is a 99.9% chance this will not work.
     
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    Hi Robert, thank you for your response. What about the HD content streamed from internet. (Ex. Netflix, Amazon On Demand)? Can Optical Digital Audio out give out 5.1 audio?
     
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    Is your TV streaming it or some device connected to the TV? TV - probably but I'm not familiar with any of the new TVs that can stream content. Check your owner's manual. Device connected to your TV - see previous post.
     
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