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Sharp Aquos LC60E79U and Optical Audio Out

post #1 of 13
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Does anyone know if this set downmixes audio using the optical out connection? I want a simple audio solution for my father in law (who just bought this set on Saturday) so he can change components just by changing the input on the TV itself so I hoped to connect it to this soundbar:

http://www.vizio.com/vht510.html

From the review I saw on CNet it said that many HDTV's downmix audio to stereo when you use the optical connection.

Any help would be appreciated. Thx.
post #2 of 13
FWIW, I find that a good Logitech Harmony makes everything simple. Even my 8 y/o knows how to push the Help button and answer a few yes/no questions when things go wrong.

I use a Sony HT-CT150 sound bar with HDMI switching so I can't directly answer your question.
post #3 of 13
I am sure it does as other Sharp models do. You would only get 2.1 sound from optical from inputs other than antenna (ie. hdmi etc.)
post #4 of 13
You can set the optical out to stereo or multichannel in the "digital settings" on top menu
post #5 of 13
Not sure if anyone else has this issue. When I go to digital setup on the top menu all I have is software update. I do not have the Audio setup selection
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by rpacf808 View Post

Not sure if anyone else has this issue. When I go to digital setup on the top menu all I have is software update. I do not have the Audio setup selection

That makes two of us. I have an Xbox 360 which excepts HDMI. How do I get 5.1 with the HDMI into the TV and the Optical from TV to receiver..

BTW... LOVE LOVE LOVE this TV!
post #7 of 13
Been discussed numerous times...
optical outputs (from most all TV's) will only output PCM stereo from externally connected devices. Only the internal TV tuner will output a Dolby Digital signal.

If using a soundbar, I wouldn't sweat whether it's Dolby Digital or not. Just set the soundbar for Dolby Pro-Logic. It will sound better than TV speakers.
post #8 of 13
+1 That soundbar will do a faux surround with 2 channel sources and it will sound significantly better than the tv alone. If you're really interested in getting true discrete 5.1 sound a soundbar, even one as fancy as that Vizio, isn't the answer anyway.
post #9 of 13
For the 360, which only has a hdmi port. How would I achieve DD5.1?
post #10 of 13
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Only FIRST goto Input Select and select TV that will add to the menu pulldowns for Digital Setup - you will have an audio selection - otherwise
When you go to digital setup on the top menu all you have is software update. You do not have the Audio setup selection

The Audio selection is PCM or Dolby Digital - just like the manual states at that point

My old Integra 6.4 has a display button that reveals what the input signal is. When I flipped the PCM output from the Sharp the PCM display appropriately disappeared. All my issues haven't disappeared as hoped using the single optical out from the TV.

I have some more investigating to do. But at least whatever Sharp does is now available to investigate.
post #11 of 13

I have just received a similar Sharp TV (LC-70LE550U) and my sound bar is a Yamaha (YSP-2200) with 3 HDMI in and one out. I have a PS4, a cable box and a computer all with HDMI out. With the TV I had before, I would connect my 3 HDMI components to the TV and the digital audio out from the TV to the sound bar and that worked fine. Now it does not work. :(

 

Since I have so many inputs on the sound bar my next attempt should be to get my 3 HDMI components into the sound bar inputs and connect the sound bar HDMI output to the TV (and do away with the digital audio cable all together) right?

 

I'm missing one HDMI cable so that is why I'd rather ask before heading out to buy more cables.

 

Thanks


Edited by Robert Sergent - 12/5/13 at 8:02pm
post #12 of 13

Is that something unique to that model? , with both Blu-ray player & PVR connected to HDMI ports. I run an optical cable to my audio receiver. There is some info on connecting a PC that may be relevant for a video game.ttHh8k


Edited by ksjje - 12/5/13 at 7:48pm
post #13 of 13

Well, That worked. I'm some glad I had a sound bar with 3 HDMI ins and one out though... All is good :)

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