I own a "home theater in a box", a 3D blue ray with surround sound package. I love it! However been unable to solve one thing: How do I just listen to he sound coming out of my LCD TV, without the home theater? In other words, if I shut off my home theater system I have no sound at all.
I have everything running through this system:
- HDMI cable from my cable set top box into the home theater box
- HDMI cable from home theater to my HDTV LCD
My TV only has HDMI "IN" and I think my cable box has only 1 HDMI "OUT", so I dont see any other way?
Is this a common situation or am I completely missing something?
So you are able to get audio out of tv speaker from the cable box with the HTIB off?
I did a quick look at the HTIB manual and didn't see anywhere that it has Standby pass through. It does have HDMI Audio off and on setting, which off will play out of connected speakers and on will play out of tv speaker.
The HTIB has ARC which is designed to pass the audio from HDTV if the TV is equipped with ARC. If not then it will require an optical cable from HDTV to HTIB.
edit: correct misspelled letters
OFF means video is sent to the TV, but sound is handled by the Samsung.
ON means video and audio are sent to the TV, no sound is produced by the Samsung.
If you want sound from the TV apps to be produced by the Samsung surround system, you can either use an optical connection from the TV to the Samsung or you can enable ARC on both devices to feed audio from the TV over the same HDMI cable that sends picture from the Samsung to the TV. ARC can be flaky at times. Optical is simple and pretty much works all the time.