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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Legion, Mar 22, 2018.

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  1. JohnRice

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    I forgot to add. I've never heard of a receiver's streaming ability including video. As far as I know, it's always audio only. Just like ones that have Apple AirPlay. AirPlay can stream video, but receivers with AirPlay can only stream audio. For video you need an AppleTV device.
     
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    Anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong?

    AV connected to TV via HDMI(non ARC TV)
    TV connected to AV via Optical cable.
    Played with settings on AV to tv audio optical - and.... no sound through the surround sound?
    What have I not done. I have been at it for over an hour now. :angry:
    I have even read all the instructions for the AV unit and the TV.
     
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    From what you've already posted, the ONLY time you need to use the optical output from the TV to the receiver is when you use the TV's built-in tuner for broadcast television.

    If that's what you're doing, and not getting surround channels, then you probably just need to scroll through the receiver's surround modes until you do.
     
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    Right ok.
    The reason for using the optical cable is because that's what the instructions said for non arc tv's.
    All I wanted to know is there a specific step that I am missing as I still only get sound from the TV's speakers and not the surround sound system.
    But I will persevere, and keep trying.
    Thanks.
     
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    There's something extremely fundamental you're not understanding.
     
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    Sorted! :)
    Thanks for your time
     
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    What is the source and how is it connected? You should have all HDMI sources connected to your receiver so the receiver can strip out and play the audio first and then push the video through to the TV. As John stated, you would only need the optical if you were streaming with the TV and wanted to hear the audio through surround system.
     
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    Brian, thanks for your reply, but I have it all sorted now.
    Everything (HDMi) is going into the receiver, like you and John said. Then one HDMI from the receiver to the TV.
    Now, because I do not have ARC on my TV, I need to use a optical cable from the TV to the receiver.
    All connected, all options tried and it now all works beautifully.
    So thank you all for your patience and help :)
     
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    One fact doesn't seem to have gotten through. If your sources are all connected to the receiver, you do NOT need an optical cable from the TV to the receiver. The ONLY time you need that is if the TV IS the source, such as if you use the TV's built-in tuner, or a streaming app in a smart TV. If you're not doing that (I can't remember if you are or not) then you don't need to send audio from the TV to the receiver.

    EDIT: If you want to hook one up, you can, but if you're getting audio from all your sources, then there's no need.
     
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    Wow, chill. It got through.
    You just didn't understand what I was saying.
    I was using the TV and the Google Chromecast via TV. Wanted through surround sound.
    Need optical.
     
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    I thought we had already cleared up the fact that it's best to connect the Chrome Cast to an hdmi input on the receiver, rather than the TV. Go ahead, though. BTW, you won't get true surround sound that way.

    I'll take your advice and chill. And move on. Good luck.
     
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    FWIW - Anything other than the internal apps in the TV will most likely not produce true surround sound from the optical cable. That is typically for the internal tuner and internal apps. Everything else gets converted to stereo.
     

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