I bought my dad a Roku 3 as a birthday gift. I went to hook it up for him this past weekend and was thinking it would take a couple seconds. Well, I can't figure out how to make the sound come from the surround sound speakers. The Home Theater box is a DVD player also and only has 1 HDMI OUTPUT port available. Its not blu-ray so the DVD part is connected via standard component cables (red, white, yellow) and I used a digital-in cable to connect the speakers to the TV. How it sits now, I had to connect the Roku directly to the TV using an HDMI cable port on the back of the TV. So, I can go to HDMI 2 or 3 (which ever one I used) on the TV and see the roku screen but in order to hear anything I have to go to a function not being used on the HT or just turn it off, then go to the TV settings and turn the TV speakers on. Its a huge PITA to do all this everytime they want to use the Roku and I'm hoping you guys could help me out. What can I do here to make it so that the sound comes from the HT speakers?
Would simply buying abother HDMI cable and connecting it from the HT box's HDMI output port to one of the TVs HDMI ports make it work?
They also have the Cox Contour cable box which is connected to the TV via HDMI also and it was installed by a tech. From what I noticed the cable box did not go through the HT box at all and the surround sound still works when watching cable. I'm off Friday and would love to be able to go over there and knock it out for them so they can actually enjoy the Roku and watch Netflix and whatnot.
Edited by nikeman, December 04 2013 - 08:30 AM.