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post #1 of 5 Old 06-21-2013, 05:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Sup y'all just trying to get a new bedroom setup going and ran into a problem. I got a 50" plasma, cable box, blu ray player, and a sound bar for the system. Before I had it running with a ps3 as a headunit but the blu ray replacing it has limited connections. The blu ray only has 1 HDMI, and a coax digital audio out. The sound bar only has 2 optical digital, and a mini analog. If I run both the blu ray/cable box to TV HDMI can I just run an optical to the TV from the sound bar for both? In the past they ran to each component with different inputs.

How can I do this I'm stumped?
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You might be fine doing that. Everything to the tv via hdmi, optical from tv to soundbar. Not all tv's will pass 5.1 through their optical out. If yours doesn't, you could replace your Bluray player with one that has optical out. I'm assuming your cable box has optical out?
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Yes the cable box does have optical out. The soundbar only does Dolby 2.1 so don't think it will really matter if it passes 5.1 would it?
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If the soundbar only does 2.1 just connect everything to the tv, with optical from tv to soundbar.
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Yup that's what I did so far so good
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