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Old 01-20-2011, 01:09 PM - Thread Starter
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I currently have a Yamaha HDMI Soundbar YHT-S400BL. I am looking to upgrade my TV but these newer TV's have built-in streaming from Netflix, Pandora, etc. LG calls it LG NetCast, Panasonic calls it VierraCast, etc.... My question is this. How do I send audio-out to my soundbar when I only have HDMI to work with? If i connect an HDMI cable between them, will the TV send audio-out to the receiver when streaming from its internal streaming media player?
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Run an optical cable from the TV's output to the soundbar's optical input.

An HDMI will only work if both the TV and the soundbar support HDMI with ARC (audio return channel).
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Will that downgrade sound quality at all? Not noticeable in a soundbar setup?

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No problem/degradation whatsoever.
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As Ratman indicated no degradation of sound. However you need to be aware that Netflix and Pandora at this time do not stream dolby digital audio, so don't blame the setup or sound bar when you don't get dolby digital from Netflix or Pandora.
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