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post #1 of 4 Old 03-17-2013, 03:36 PM - Thread Starter
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New to this forum so apologies if this is a repeat question.

I like to listen to music while watching soccer or other sport (sorry,but good music beats bad commentating every time).

I just bought a Marantz nr1403 and currently have a DirecTV box, apple TV and Sony BDP-S1100connected to it. Can I listen to the radio or a CD while watching TV? I could send the DirectTV signal straight to the TV but then I wouldn't get the improved sound through the receiver and speakers. Are HDMI splitters any good?

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You can connect the DirecTV box to your TV via HDMI and connect an optical cable from the DirecTV box to the receiver for audio. It'll be the same audio. Sat receivers only transmit Dolby Digital 5.1 and optical or HDMI can handle that equally.

With that setup you can watch TV and then listen to whatever source you want on the receiver.

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Bought an optical audio cable and this worked great. Thanks for the advice.
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Note also there is a dedicated thread for NR1403 for answers to more questions linked below ....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1409015/marantz-nr1403-and-nr1603-slim-line-receiver-thread/0_100

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