I'm configuring a small and very modest home theater out of equipment that I've assembled. This is built around a Toshiba 55VX700U TV which is a bit of a strange animal if I say so. Because of hearing loss, I'm using an analog equalizer and amplifier with RCA jacks. I'm not trying to get *great* audio, just boost the highs for better intelligibility when watching videos. Getting audio out of the TV is proving to be a challenge. The TV has a digital optical output that had been used successfully in another configuration but I don't plan to use a digital optical input in this new configuration. The TV is supposed to be able to output audio on one of the 4 HDMI ports - I believe it's going to be HDMI 1 (ARC) but so far it isn't doing anything. To interface the analog equipment with the TV, I bought an HDMI Extractor: HDMI to HDMI and Audio (SPDIF + RCA L/R ) Extractor SKU: 47-300-022 I have two basic questions: How to set up this TV for audio output on HDMI? The instructions are pretty vague. I haven't found *anything* that suggests how to turn it on - only that it's supposed to work. I really believe if this is resolved the I can get it to work. The other question is how to set the Extractor? This looks easier and there are only a few buttons to play with on it anyway. I have read some things about what to power up first and last, etc. Is this really important with HDMI connections?