Originally Posted by eric-t
Can I just go audio out from tv to audio in on the ct-100? Or should I just leave my sat box connected via component cables to the tv and then use an optical cable from sat box to ct-100? I'm just a little confused why I would need to run component from sat box to ct-100, then an hdmi from ct-100 to tv, then optical from sat box to ct-100. Couldn't I just leave my setup the way it is and run either audio out from tv to audio in on the ct-100? Or instead just run an optical cable from sat box to ct-100. Sorry I'm new to this stuff.
HI Eric, you have two choices really. First off, do you have any other components that you will be hooking up to the CT100 (DVD, PS3, XBox, etc)?
If not, you can run HDMI from Sat box to CT100 then HDMI from CT100 to TV. I'd recommend that.
Alternatively, you can keep your current connection - which would be component video cables from SAT box to TV, then use the optical cable that comes with the CT100 in the box to run the audio from SAT box directly to CT100. If you do any Over the Air viewing with your TV, then I'd keep everything as you have it now and run the optical with the CT100 from your TV to the CT100.
You shouldn't and can't run your component connection from the SAT box to the back of the CT100. If you want to use component for video then run the component directly to TV from the SAT box. Then, use the opitcal out to go to the CT100 directly from the SAT box....or if you view both the SAT box and OTA TV, run audio from the SAT box to the TV, then from TV to CT100 using all opitcal.