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Master Geek

#28840 13-Dec-2008 16:30
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Hi all,

Looking for a bit of advice as how best to setup the following:

- Sony Bravia (KDL-32W4000) - Has HDMI, video and s-video jacks, component video, dmport, digital audio optical out, pc in
- PS3 - HDMI, optical and component
- Sony Home Theatre (DAV-SB500W) - DIR-T1 (whatever that is), video audio in L/R, component video out, monitor out (video/s video), sat audio in L/R
- Old Sky Box - vcr and tv scart, video audio L/R, to TV aerial cable thingy

At the moment I have:
- the sky plugged into the home theatre via the video audio L/R. 
- the home theatre plugged into the TV via component video
- PS3 plugged into the TV via HDMI
- TV plugged into home theatre using a headphone jack to the sat audio L/R

Current setup means I dont get surround sound from PS3 bluray etc.

Can I do anything better or do I need a newer home theatre?



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Uber Geek


  #183877 13-Dec-2008 16:32
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To get the surround working on the ps3 it will need to go through the home theater, but as the hometheater only has Component the highest you will get is 1080i


You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).

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Master Geek

  #183888 13-Dec-2008 17:00
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Unfortunately the home theatre only has video component out.

I guess surround cant work through composite (video audio L/R) cable?



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Master Geek

  #184171 15-Dec-2008 06:51
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Does anyone else hav any comments regarding potential ways to set things up?



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Master Geek


  #184183 15-Dec-2008 08:20
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From my quick reading it looks like Sony has got you here.  There is simply no 5.1 input on your audio system.  Not an uncommon thing to find with the early Sony H/T systems.  Sorry to break the news....

You have hooked it up the best you can.

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#184214 15-Dec-2008 11:48
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As stated in the original question,there doesn't appear that the Home Theater has Optical out.

Does anyone know if whether the problem would be solved if it did eg connect the TV & Home Theater via optical cable?

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