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Have a friend that just bought a new tv and we were talking about cables he may need. He has a receiver that he uses but it doesn't have any hdmi connectors.


What I'm not getting is how he's connecting his devices with audio still coming through. For example, his cable box is connected only to his tv but he still gets audio from his external speakers. Can you actually set it up in a way that the devices are all connected to the tv with there then being an audio out from the tv to the receiver? Otherwise, I'm not sure how he's getting audio from his speakers when he's watching cable if the box isn't connected to the receiver in any way
 

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Have a friend that just bought a new tv and we were talking about cables he may need. He has a receiver that he uses but it doesn't have any hdmi connectors.


What I'm not getting is how he's connecting his devices with audio still coming through. For example, his cable box is connected only to his tv but he still gets audio from his external speakers. Can you actually set it up in a way that the devices are all connected to the tv with there then being an audio out from the tv to the receiver? Otherwise, I'm not sure how he's getting audio from his speakers when he's watching cable if the box isn't connected to the receiver in any way

Probably routing his STB video only through the TV with audio only to his AVR. Then, it just becomes a matter of how he's got his switching set up...and his remote configuration.
 

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Why don't you ask your friend?


Is he using self powered monitors, with rca red/white going directly to the speakers?


careful with audio outs from a tv if looking for surround. Many tv's strip surround encoded material when doing so.
 

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He's not sure himself. So say if he gets one of those home theater in the box sets - he could connect the dvd player system to his TV and then output the audio back to the dvd player so that audio plays through on the speakers while watching cable? Or would he need a receiver? I would imagine the type of person that would buy a home theater a box would more than likely...


1. Not own a receiver

2. Would want to use the speakers for more than just dvd playback
 

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An HTIB includes a receiver.


Like I said already, careful that the tv doesnt strip surround. While some don't, I've never come across one that didn't.


You can also use shotgun audio output from sources directly to tv, if user wants to only use tv speakers time to time.
 

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Like I said, I don't know how this stuff works so sorry for the questions. My assumption was that you had to connect everything through the receiver and then outputs from the receiver to the tv. Not that you can connect video to the tv and then have it output audio to the receiver.


Not sure if it does - it's a Sharp Aquos that he went with. I would imagine it doesn't though. Manual would say?
 
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