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Master Geek

#154690 4-Nov-2014 16:37
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Hey guys,

So I have a home theatre system that I have hooked up to my computer, and now I want to connect it to my PS4 too- as they share the same TV. (yeah im using my TV as my monitor lol)

I did a bit of googling, and found out that optical cable would be the best option for me.

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This is what my receiver looks line from the back. I noticed it was different from what I saw on the net and was wondering if this would get the job done if I connected it with my PS4.

Thanks in advance guys!

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Ultimate Geek
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  #1168631 4-Nov-2014 16:39
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Either input is fine.

Probably worth investing in an AVR that has HDMI input/output so you don't have to run two cables per device for video/sound


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Master Geek

  #1168633 4-Nov-2014 16:41
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JamesL: Either input is fine.

Probably worth investing in an AVR that has HDMI input/output so you don't have to run two cables per device for video/sound

Thanks for the quick reply.

Yeah, that will be on my shopping list for this Christmas lol
Will buy a cheap $5 cable for now... :'(

Thanks again!


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Uber Geek

  #1169289 5-Nov-2014 15:05
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what are you going to play on the ps4 ?

if you are playing material with lossless audio (buray or digital files with dolby true-hd or dts master audio) you need an hdmi connection, optical digital won't pass the lossless form but will downgrade it to the dolby digital or dts core.

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