Originally Posted by makeavs
XanderMoser : your description of hollow really hits the nail on the head. The sound is good if I do not try any of the surround modes. Each device sounds good if I plug it directly into the receiver. All modes bt normal or bypass sound hollow.
Easyaspie: I have enough inputs on my reciever, but my RCA cables are all bound together (video and audio). I got some after market cables that are supposed to have better video quality. It was take some careful work with a razor blade to separate each cable. I do not believe the PS2 has any inputs at all. I do not see any optical inputs on the TV.
I tried to post pictures of my equipment, They were links to websties with the same model as mine, but I am too new. Sorry.
Let me see if I understand. Are you asking me to plug everything into my receiver then all sources to the TV with 1 set of cables? I do not think I have an optical in on the tv so would I just do this with normal RCA cables? If so the only problem I have is the cables from the WII and ps2 are bound together. They even have the plastic pieces on the hold them together.
Thank you for helping. I am willing to answer anything you need to know.
Your TV doesn't need an optical input nor does your PS2.
Sorry, in my earlier post I see that I mistakenly said input instead of output.
I fixed it.
I'll explain in more detail:
What I meant was that your cable box should and your PS2 definitely does have an optical output. Run optical cables from eack of those outputs directly to your receiver. That will get you true 5.1 surround sound from those sources. You are not getting true surround now.
For video your cable box will have component video outputs, use them. If your Sony receiver's component video inputs are hi-def compatible, use them. For your PS2's video, you can get a proprietary cable with component video connections that will replace the one I believe you are using now to get a progressive scan image. It won't be hi-def but will be better than your composite connection. For your Wii, you can get another proprietary cable to replace the one that came with the Wii that has component video and stereo RCA connections on it. This will also allow yuou to get a progressive scan image from your Wii, again it won't be hi-def, but your games will be played in widescreen format. For audio on the Wii, the stereo RCAs will do just fine.
If you do the above, the only cable you need connected to your TV will be a component video cable from your Sony to take care of video. All audio will be handled by the Sony. You will need to have your Sony on all the time as no audio will be produced by your TV.
BTW, all the cables with the exception of the proprietary cables for the PS2 and Wii can be had from Monoprice. A good source for the proprietary cables would be either Parts Express or an Amazon vendor. just do a search.