Surround Sound won't work with TV apps (Pandora, YouTube, Netflix)

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Hiroshi, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Hiroshi

    Hiroshi Auditioning

    Jul 5, 2012
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    Hey everyone, I currently have a Sony Bravia 5.1 surround sound hooked up to a Sony Google TV.
    Here's how it's currently hooked up:
    -HDMI from Sony Bravia to Sony Google TV (this enables surround for DVDs).
    -Red/white audio cables from FIOS receiver to Sony Bravia (this enables surround for cableTV).
    I can't figure out how to connect the surround sound so it'll work with the Sony Google Apps or Widgets. For example, when I run the Netflix app through the Google TV, only the TV speaker will work.
    I was thinking that making a third connection (adding an optical cable) might do the trick.
    Any suggestions?
  2. David Willow

    David Willow Babbling Idiot

    Jan 23, 2004
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    Mechanicsburg, PA
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    Hi Mel,

    A couple things here. First, you are not getting surround from using the red/white connections. The feed to the receiver is stereo only. It may be playing in all the speakers, but it is still only stereo.

    Is the GTV built into the TV? If so, the best bet would be to connect an optical cable to your receiver. However, be aware that the only way to get surround from Netflix at the moment is with a PS3 (and then only for some movies). AFAIK, you cannot get surround from youtube and Pandora is a music service (stereo only).

    FWIW I have a Logitech Revue and the only 5.1 I can get out of it is when I supply the movie (either through a hard drive or PLEX).

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