Onkyo HT-S3500 sound system: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077V88V8/ref=oh_details_o05_s01_i00
VIZIO E500i-A1 50-inch HDTV: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LG6B1G/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00
I want to get sound to play from my TV to the Sound System in 5.1. I tried to achieve this using an Optical Cable that I bought here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TH7GSW/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i01
I could use an HDMI cable to get the sound to work with my satellite, but if I'm watching something from the TV I can't get sound to to work without the Optical cable.
I've set the Digital Audio Out on the TV to Dolby Digital (because I read somewhere that PCM won't work for some reason. I tried both, but neither work.)
I connected the audio cable to the TV (it did light up) and then I connected it to the sound system in the second optical port labeled TV/CD.
Then I set the Input Selection on the sound system to TV/CD but it doesn't work. I've tried just about everything and I can't think of any technical reason why it shouldn't be working.
I also tried turning off the TVs speakers using the TV settings and I've looked through all the settings on the sound system and I can't find any reason at all why it shouldn't be working, does anyone have any ideas what is wrong?
SOLVED: It only wasn't working because I didn't take the plastic tips off the Optical cable, it doesn't even say on the box that you're supposed to take them off. I only figured it out because I did a Google search on why Optical Cables are so loose.
Edited by Mark Kramer - 1/23/13 at 12:06pm