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  1. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Due to the setup of my office, I have two optical connections to my Harman Kardon AVR 700 receiver. I output TV audio and PC audio to the receiver. The cables are quite long, 9 or 10 feet each. It is intensely frustrating, but I have to wait 10 minutes or sometimes more for my receiver to output...
  2. Headphones
    I cannot be the only one with this problem. Recently we bought a Samsung Series 5 (N5200) TV which ONLY has a optical audio out. There is no other way to get audio out to a peripheral other than this optical plug. No problem right? I'll just buy headphones with an optical audio plug. They don't...
  3. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Well I have noticed it is pretty much impossible to find any AMP, Receiver or even Audio Media player that has a USB input for my ipod for music, charging and control. I called Onkyo, Yamaha, Denon and Marantz... and after about 50 "no sorry you cant do that" one of them finally told me that...
  4. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    My Pioneer VSX-S300 receiver has two optical inputs, as seen in image attached. I am currently using the "digital aux" one to connect to a PS4. I have a Samsung UE48JU7500 Smart TV, which has a HDMI hub that includes an optical out (also shown in the photo above). Having just bought an...
  5. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello all, I have an Onkyo HT and I was using it with an old TV with Coaxial Cables. However, I got a new TV which has a optical out port. So i connected it through that.But the problem is that the audio comes from both TV and HT. Both are independent of each other. So muting one does not mute...
  6. 2-Channel Audio
    Hello Has anybody had issues with the Coaxial 1 digital input in the HK 990? Mine was working fine before the holidays and today when I tried to listen to music it just didn't work. The Coaxial 2 works fine and also the Optical. I already reset the system but the Coax 1 is still not working. Any...
  7. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Over the Christmas weekend I fell victim to my great friend in Magnolia, thus upgrading everything for my Home AV System with the following: - Sony 55" OLED XBR-55A1E - Marantz SR5012 Receiver - Martin Logan Motion 4i Speakers w/ 6i Center Channel - Martin Logan Dynamo Subwoofer Unbelievably...
  8. Soundbars
    Hello Everyone, I wanted to get the opinion of someone who has a soundbar setup. Basically I am curious about connecting, and controlling my soundbar. I have a samsung 4k tv, 2016, that does not have bluetooth. the LG has optical in and bluetooth. So, I will simply connect the optical in...
  9. Plasma Flat Panel Displays
    HI, I have a Panasonic TC-P50G10 and am trying to hook up an Amazon Fire Stick to the HDMI2 port. Video works fine, but no audio. Volume on the TV does not produce any audio. I've also tried an optical cable to my receiver and it also doesn't work. I've tested the optical cable and confirmed...
  10. Soundbars
    I have the Vizio P-65 series display. I recently have had issues with the audio dropping out when watching anything from the cable DVR box. I have the cable box, Apple TV, and a blu ray player connected to the Vizio all with HDMI cables, then the Vizio's optical out is connected to a SONOS...
  11. Home A/V Distribution
    My equipment: Samsung UN55C6300 (2010) Onkyo TX-SR308 PS4 Up until recently, my video and audio signal flows were the following: Video: PS4 > (hdmi) > TV Audio: PS4 > (hdmi) > TV >(optical out)> Receiver I don't send the A/V through the receiver because I want to eliminate volume...
  12. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    My LG 32LN5300 TV lacks a headphone jack, but I want to connect my headphones to it. It has a bunch of outputs on the back (see attached spec sheet for connection options), including optical connections. Any advice on how I can do that?
  13. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi. I have a pair of hand-made speakers based on the efficient Fostex FE127E drivers. Source is Apple TV (3rd Gen) using Optical Toslink. Using for 35% 2-Channel Audio and 65% 2-Channel Movies. I'd like to spend no more than $100 on an amp, and wondering if I should focus on A) the very...
  14. HDTV Technical
    My setup is a little complicated but it should work just fine. My cable box goes into the Xbox via HDMI, the Xbox goes to the TV via HDMI, and the TVs optical audio out goes to the audio receiver. I do it this way so that all A/V content pushing to the TV should come out as surround sound. All...
  15. Home Theater Gaming
    Hey guys. As stated above, my PC is not supplying 5.1 Surround Sound in games. In the Windows control panel, it is outputting at 5.1 with test tones. As soon as I launch a game, nothing changes. It still reads as a stereo output on my receiver. I am using the MSI Z97I motherboard and a Pioneer...
  16. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I've recently been swapping boxes in my AV rack, and as usual, once one item gets up and running another thing goes bad (usually just because the cabling came loose). Here is my current problem: my 14 year old (I can hear your gasps right now at the age of my receiver) Pioneer Elite VSX-37TX...
  17. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    How do you like them? How fast is the new high speed HDMI switching?
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