- Feb 27, 2005
- i have a question on passing through multichannel audio signals from my Sony blu-ray/SACD player to my TCL 65R615 tv and then to my Samsung J4500 5.1 channel home theater in a box. Details -- my Sony blu-ray BDP-BX38 (sold at Costco; I think identical to BDPS380) -- although lacking the SACD logo -- does have SACD setup options to play in their multichannel format. This blu-ray player is connected to HDMI 2 on my tv. The tv is hooked to my home theater system with an HDMI cord, using ARC. I want to be able, if possible, to play SACDs in multichannel sound through the tv and then to the home theater and its speakers through the ARC connection. This is, I think, the only way to play SACDs in multichannel -- i cannot hook the blu-Ray player directly to the home theater system via HDMI, as the home theater lacks HDMI in. Further, while both the blu-ray player and home theater have digital optical connections, I've read that SACD will not play in multichannel through a digital optical connection. Anyhow, ratings.com says this tv will pass a 5.1 audio signal through ARC Dolby Digital (but not through Dolby DTS), which means, I believe, that playing a multichannel SACD on the blu-Ray should result in multichannel sound coming from the home theater system's 5.1 speakers. But I can't make it work -- when I played the SACD on the blu-ray player, I get no sound at all. I have the tv's "Audio - S/PDIF and ARC" setting at "Dolby D, DTS," but am not sure if this is correct. Any recommendations on set-up are appreciated. Thank you
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