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Guys,


I'm trying to hook up an HDTV ( Vizio VP422 ), Blu-ray player ( Samsung BD-P1500 ), and XBOX 360 to the Yamaha YHT-590 home theater system. All three of them support Optical Digital Cables but the HTIB only has two slots. Therefore, I need to figure out a different way to connect one of the devices to the Yamaha system without losing much quality.


According to the Blu-ray manual, it says that you can connect it to the TV and HTIB via HDMI (I've attached a screen shot of the page in the manual). I've tried this exact setup but can only get video and no sound. Am I missing something? Does it still require a digital audio cable? Could it just be a software setting issue within the HTIB or the Blu-ray player? I've tried changing all the settings within the Blu-ray player, HTIB, and TV without any luck.


I feel like I'm really close. If I can figure this out I can use the two available optical digital outputs for the TV and XBOX 360.


Thanks for your help.


(I searched the forum and the only YHT-590 threads were just comparing it to other systems. None of them were about setup)
 

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Your receiver is video pass through only meaning you have to connect an optical cable as well to get audio.
 

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Your receiver is video pass through only meaning you have to connect an optical cable as well to get audio.

Thank you for your response. I decided to just sacrifice the XBOX 360 and use component for video and analog for audio. This allows my TV and Blu-ray player to use digital audio.


I have a digital coaxial slot next to the digital optical but I don't think any of my devices can use it.
 

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I looked at the specs of your Blu-Ray player and I'll be darned, they did away with the coaxial digital audio port. It's HDMI, optical, or bust.


Get an optical-to-coaxial converter. Coaxial and optical are the same audio signal, just a different mode of transport. Since it's a digital signal, you won't lose sound quality, and you'll be digital on all three.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
 

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Originally Posted by Tulpa /forum/post/15523800


I looked at the specs of your Blu-Ray player and I'll be darned, they did away with the coaxial digital audio port. It's HDMI, optical, or bust.


Get an optical-to-coaxial converter. Coaxial and optical are the same audio signal, just a different mode of transport. Since it's a digital signal, you won't lose sound quality, and you'll be digital on all three.

Thanks a lot. I didn't know such thing existed
 
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