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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Peter TD

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Posted December 28 2004 - 08:52 AM

I bought the Logitech Z-5300's a few months back and I was wondering whether it would be possible to hook them up to my new TV (Hitachi 51F510). With my old TV I managed to get them hooked up with my Xbox to watch movies but I couldn't really be bothered to use them for regular TV. Now that I have an HDTV compatible TV along with the 'Illico' HDTV box, I would like to know if it's even a possibility to get surround sound on broadcast TV. Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Nathan Stohler

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Posted December 29 2004 - 02:33 AM

Whether or not you can receive true surround sound depends on your cable/satellite service, not your TV (HD or not). DirecTV, for example, includes 5.1 surround with most HD broadcasts, as well as with many movies on the premium stations like HBO. Other than that, you can get simulated surround using Dolby Pro Logic. If you're asking how to hook it up, just connect the digital out from your HDTV box to your receiver, and you're all set. Your receiver might have an "auto" setting that uses Dolby Digital when available, but applies Pro Logic to stereo broadcasts. --Nathan