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I just recently setup my Yamaha Sound Bar with my new Sony KDL-50EX645 http://www.crutchfield.com/p_15850EX645/Sony-KDL-50EX645.html?tp=35945 and have some questions since I am uncertain if I am getting the best audio. I have my Samsung HD cable box connected via HDMI to my TV. I then connected the optical cable from the TV to sound bar. I have a very large room about 21x13 but I am about 11 feet from TV. Just having a hard time determining if this is the right sound bar or worth the money. To me it maybe worth it to return and use the regular speakers. My questions are:

1. Is this the best setup does the optical out use 5.1?

2. Should I disable the speakers on the television?

3. Should my cable box be on fixed or variable and how can I adjust the equ on the device or is that not possible with sound bars?

4. Are there any other specific configuration settings on the sound bar or tweaks I should make to it out of box?

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I'd connect the optical cable from the cable box to the sound bar. Sometimes when going from the TV you won't get a 5.1 signal because the TV reports back to the cable box that it is only a stereo device. So it is usually better to connect it to the cable box instead.

yes disable the speakers on the TV.

Cable box should be set to fixed, you want to adjust the volume with the sound bar and not have two volume controls (cable and sound bar)

Regular speaker depending on setup and models will probably sound better than a sound bar in general. Sound bars are typically convenient, sound better than TV speakers and can offer simulated surround effects but typically for sound quality regular speakers will sound better. Again depends on your speaker placements and speakers themselves.
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