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The best way to connect your surround,is via the 'optical cable".
This will give you the best sound quality possible,also,this output should be active regardless on the tv imputs used(where you have all the gadgets connected).
Do you have an optical cable?
Usually it is not shipped with the tv set or the surround system.
ok do i need a special cable for that?
Yes,I will indicate one for you rigt now:
not that i'm aware of
ok what does it look like and how can obtain one?
This is a 6 foot one,but you can get a shorter one if you do not need it that long!
and if and when i do have the cable i hook it up to my tv and receiver
they carry the BEST sound quality
hold on let me take a look at the link
Yes,in the back of the tv you will see a optical jack(it puts out a red light)
This is the optical out from the tv.
You need to have the same optical jack on your suround system(optical in)
All the newer surround system have this optical input.
let me check to see if i have those hold one min please...
ok i see it on both components and that should give me all my systems through my surround?
Yes ,it will-once you see the red light coming out of the tv set,you should have sound coming trough!
This optical out will carry the sound from whatever plays on the screen(TV,or inputs!)
It is very easy to hook up,and has the best possible quality(it is a fiber optic cable)
and why is its being used for my sound is it called and optical cable lol
Because it is optical fiber,it it just a term for the way it carries the signal(through the light)
Something very important bout this cable is,
it SEPARATES the source from the amplifier!
There is no electrical connection between the two-not even shared ground!
many times a amplifier that blows(gets shorted for some reasons),will damage the tv also,because of the shared ground,but in this case,they are totally separated!
I hope this helps.
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