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I just purchased an Onkyo TX-NR414, and I'm generally delighted by the features and performance for the price. I've successfully hooked it up to my blu-ray player, my speakers (left, right, center, subwoofer), and I now have a dongle through which I can stream Pandora, Internet radio, etc. So far so good. But for the life of me I can't get the sound from my television (a SHARP 37-inch) to play through my external speakers. I've followed the instructions in the online manual, installing an optical cable from my TV to the receiver in addition to the HDMI cable, but nothing works. I think I am missing something quite basic, and will accept any mockery this post inspires, as long as I get some practical advice. Any suggestions?
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Are you using the built in tuner? No cable or satellite box?

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I have COMCAST cable, a single cord (no box) plugged directly into the TV. Do I need to somehow plug this into the receiver? I don't see any inputs for this.
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Happy to report that I'm now getting sound from TV through external speakers. It took much fiddling in setup, but when I shifted the audio input to "optical 2" instead of "optical 1" it worked like a charm.

I must say I'm astounded by the string of negative comments on this receiver. At $200 (with a $50 off coupon at Newegg) this is easily the best receiver for the money I've ever bought or owned. Yes, the graphical display is minimalist and ugly, but come on, people! Easy internet connectivity, 6 HDMI connections, excellent sound. . . it's a no-brainer.
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