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Help please new tv to old receiver

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by cbw001, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. cbw001

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    Hi I'm useless when it come to this so heres what i need help with i trying to find the best way to connect my tv LG 55LS5700 witch I just purchased to my Sony str-k840p receiver. Any help would be wonderful thank you or should I update the receiver if so any suggestions on what to get would be also great thanx
     
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    Well, what are your sources?
    PS3?
    Wii?
    Magnavox Oddyssey?
    Cable/Sat?
    DVD?
    CED?
    Beta?
     
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    Just PS3 for movies and games
     
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    Then configure your PS3 HDMI to the TV and digital toslink to the Sony.
     
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    The ps3 is fine that's not what I'm asking it runs to the tv through a hdmi cable , its the rest I'm unsure of what would be the best cable from the tv to the Sony str-k840p for audio as it doesn't have hdmi what's digital toslink ?
     
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    The ps3 is fine that's not what I'm asking it runs to the tv through a hdmi cable , its the rest I'm unsure of what would be the best cable from the tv to the Sony str-k840p for audio as it doesn't have hdmi what's digital toslink ?
     
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    If you want 5.1 you need to run the audio straight off the PS3 to the Sony, period.
    If all you want is 2.0 PCM, run the digital toslink from the TV to the Sony.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3ft-Fiber-Optical-Toslink-Digital-Audio-Optic-Cable-NEW-/170958825202?pt=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item27cdf0a6f2
    If 3ft is too short...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8-M-1-8m-6ft-Digital-Optical-Fiber-Optic-Toslink-Audio-Cable-Connect-DVD-CD-/271025347900?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item3f1a5e9d3c
    If 6ft is too short...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/9FT-Digital-Audio-Optical-Fiber-Toslink-Cable-ADAT-HDTV-/250365064715?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3a4aebb60b
    if 9ft is too short...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-3-6M-12FT-Optical-Digital-Audio-Fiber-Optic-Toslink-Cable-/360517986876?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item53f08bea3c
    if12 ft is too short...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/15Ft-Digital-Optical-Fiber-Optic-Toslink-Audio-Cable-5M-/270931239877?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f14c2a3c5
    if 15ft is too short...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-FT-TOSLINK-2-2mm-Fiber-Optical-Digital-Audio-Gold-Plated-Cable-/251186094200?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3a7bdba078
    if you need 100ft...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-FT-Optical-Audio-Digital-TOSlink-Optic-Fiber-Cable-DTS-PS3-xBox-DVD-CD-100FT-/290733540999?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item43b111c687
     
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    Ok now I understand thank you for the help
     

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