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I just purchased a Panasonic BDP-BD35K blu-ray player, and I need to connect it to a Denon AVR1082 (no HDMI) and a Samsung LN52A550. I've connected the Panny's HDMI to the Sammy's HDMI, and I've connected the Panny's Optical Out to the Denon's Optical in. However, I'm not getting any sound.


Here's what I don't get (and perhaps what I'm missing?)...how does the Denon know what input to use? (ie. TV/DBS, DVD, VDP, etc)....as in the hook-up above none of the cables are going into the RCA-labeled jacks. Is there a setting in the Panny menu I need to change?


I hope this is enough information for any advice and recommendations. If not please ask and I'll answer. I've searched for similar questions but couldn't quite find the answer. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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I just purchased a Panasonic BDP-BD35K blu-ray player, and I need to connect it to a Denon AVR1082 (no HDMI) and a Samsung LN52A550. I've connected the Panny's HDMI to the Sammy's HDMI, and I've connected the Panny's Optical Out to the Denon's Optical in. However, I'm not getting any sound.


Here's what I don't get (and perhaps what I'm missing?)...how does the Denon know what input to use? (ie. TV/DBS, DVD, VDP, etc)....as in the hook-up above none of the cables are going into the RCA-labeled jacks. Is there a setting in the Panny menu I need to change?


I hope this is enough information for any advice and recommendations. If not please ask and I'll answer. I've searched for similar questions but couldn't quite find the answer. Thanks in advance for your help.

Try asking in either of one these threads.

Blu-ray player setup thread


or

Master BD35 thread
 

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Your Denon will have a digital input setup screen where you define what video and audio sources are used for each activity. That's how it knows which inputs to use for picture and sound when you select TV or DVD or whatever. You need to open the manual
and read through the configuration section where it will explain how to define the inputs.
 

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Originally Posted by Shmooga /forum/post/15473854


I just purchased a Panasonic BDP-BD35K blu-ray player, and I need to connect it to a Denon AVR1082 (no HDMI) and a Samsung LN52A550. I've connected the Panny's HDMI to the Sammy's HDMI, and I've connected the Panny's Optical Out to the Denon's Optical in. However, I'm not getting any sound.


Here's what I don't get (and perhaps what I'm missing?)...how does the Denon know what input to use? (ie. TV/DBS, DVD, VDP, etc)....as in the hook-up above none of the cables are going into the RCA-labeled jacks. Is there a setting in the Panny menu I need to change?


I hope this is enough information for any advice and recommendations. If not please ask and I'll answer. I've searched for similar questions but couldn't quite find the answer. Thanks in advance for your help.

If you turn off the Denon, the HDMI from Panny to Sammy also carry audio. So you should get audio on the Sammy speakers. If you are not getting it on the Sammy, then you have to configur the Panny audio option. Somewhere in the menu, there is a configuration of HDMI to carry both Video+audio vs Video only.


Now if you really want to use the Denon as the audio control (ie. Sammy is for display only), then you have to configure:

1. Panny to output PCM/DD via S/PDIF connectors, either optical or coaxial

2. Feed the S/PDIF into one of the Denon input

3. Configure Denon accordingly (if configurable, Some Receiver are not configurable)


When you turn everything on, the Denon input selector must be set to that Input that is connected to the Panny.


This should give some sound. If it doesn't then something else is not working. So it's divide and conquer to see who is the culprit.
 

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Thanks! So much info on this site it's sometimes hard to find it. Much appreciated.


The first place to look is at the top of the forum. We try to keep those

"hot" topic often asked thread subjects stickied at the top....that's where you'd find the master thread on BR audio hook ups.


Second thing to know if we've structured "master" or "owner" threads for all the major players. If you have a question or comment about a specific player, we ask that you post it in that specific player's master thread...this keeps on the important info within one thread. At the top of each of the thread's pages is a search engine for that thread (search within the thread).


Third thing to remember when searching in general, use the advance search, title search only option and limit search words to one or two. Also, make to to highlight the appropriate forum from the list to the right (within the advance search page).


If you follow these guidelines, you'll find 90% of the information you are needing at AVS.
 
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