Originally Posted by cynation
It depends on a couple of factors:
- Your TV should output 5.1 on its optical out for the HDMI input - you will have to refer your TV manual for this
- You should also check if your soundbar outputs in stereo or can decode 5.1
I didn't see a major difference personally and just connected took the digital out from TV and connected to the soundbar.
ok thx, I am not sure if my tv outputs 5.1 using optical I have the lg pv450 but ill check the manual.
and my soundbar does decode 5.1. I notice when i switched my dvr component cables to hdmi that the hd channels sound improved. it shows dd 3/2.1 and before it showed just pcm2/0.0. but i did not have to hook up the dvr directly to the sound bar to get dd 3/2.1.
now when i watch blu ray it only shows pcm2.0.0 and im wondering why its not showing dd 3.2.1. wish i had a blu ray player that had an optical output so i could try it out ill have to wait on that though im stuck with this cheap lg blu ray player for now with only an hdmi out.