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ibugppl

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well i got myself a Rca RTD217 5.0 i got all my speakers mounted. its hooked up with RCA cables. there is only 2 sound output plugs in the back (so i can only have 1 thing plugged in at a time) so i bought a switcher box at radio shack and i have my xbox 360 and ps2 hooked up to the box and they both work perfect in surround sound. but when i hooked up my tv to the box it wont work. if i plug the tv directly into the receiver the sound works (but it sometimes only plays out of 1 speaker) is there a problem with my surround sound or my tv or the switcher box?
 

Robert_J

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What TV? What OUTPUT connections from the TV are you using? Are they fixed or variable outputs? That may be selectable in the TV menu.

-Robert
 

ibugppl

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where would the digital coaxial cables be put in. would i put them in the white and red slots on my receiver or is there any other slot i would look for, and the tv outputs are just normal red and white outputs that plug into the receiver
 

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The back of my TV has dozens of red/white (and other colored connections) but only 1 set that is a dedicated audio output. The rest are inputs. Since the labels are usually molded using the same color plastic as the rest of the TV it is very easy to miss them. Make sure you plug into the audio outputs of the TV. If your TV has the ability to use a fixed output via the menu, then set it that way.

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