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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   sflamedic

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Posted November 14 2008 - 12:41 AM

I have an onkyo 605. I want to have the option of using the surround sound or using just the tv speakers. What's the best way to accomplish that?

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   David Willow

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Posted November 14 2008 - 09:18 AM

From what source? Cable/Satellite box? HDMI to the TV?

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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   sflamedic

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Posted November 16 2008 - 10:53 AM

I want to be able to watch cable tv with or with surround sound. currently the cable box is connected to the tv with hdmi. I do not have the receiver connected to tv yet. Thanks

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   David Willow

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Posted November 16 2008 - 11:57 AM

You should be able to hook the cable box to your receiver with the digital (optical or coax) connection. You can't use HDMI since the 605 will not pass the sound through.

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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   sflamedic

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Posted November 17 2008 - 12:01 PM



Gotcha, Thanks for the help.Posted Image

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Posted November 19 2008 - 07:51 AM

Are you sure about that?? Posted Image

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   David Willow

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Posted November 19 2008 - 08:06 AM

Yes. It will pass it through if it is turned on. Unless there is some secret button combo I missed (I have the 705).

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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted November 19 2008 - 08:08 AM

sflamedic............. The easiest way will be to run the red & white RCA audio cables from the cable box to the tv for audio, and maybe component cables from cable box to tv, for video. Then you can watch and listen to tv, even HD channels, without the surround system being on.
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