Audio Out from Cable Box

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  1. Tim Jin

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    Here is the problem. S-Video solves my cable reception problem. It looks much better then coaxiel cable, but I can't get the audio from the cable box because the audio out is going through the HD input. It's one or the other. I can't have audio into both feeds. The box also has a digital audio out, but...

    Any ideas? Is there a way to split the audio from the box?
     
  2. Rick_Brown

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    "The box also has a digital audio out, but..."

    But what? Connect the digital out to your receiver and you've got the best of everything!
     
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    Definetly use the digital output for sound. You can enjoy Dolby Digital on some of the premium channels.
     
  4. Tim Jin

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    I don't have a receiver yet. So, will a Y Connector work to split the audio?
     
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    Since you don't have a receiver to run the audio through, then I guess I'll have to assume that you are running the audio through the t.v. Therefore, if your t.v. has only two rca connectors (Yellow=video and White=audio) then you need to locate analog audio connectors (red and white) on the cable box and use a Y connector to run it through the audio. Wow, you understand about S-video, you may want to take the splash into HT by getting a low to mid price set up that includes a DVD player, but most importantly, enjoy HT in it's fullest with a Dolby Digital and dts receiver with speakers. Like I said previously, some the premium channels are doing Dolby Digital with the new movies on cable. Hope this helps.
     

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