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Connecting to Surround Sound (Denon 500SD)


Established Member
Just looking for a quick bit of advice.

Have tried to go from the HD box to the Denon with the standard red/white cables (known as av I assume) connected these into the Denon in the Video 1 IN section, switched the Denon to VIDEO 1 but am getting no sound. I know the Denon is working fine as will play analogue TV through all 5.1 speakers. Have I done something wrong here or can I simply not do what Im trying to with the +HD box?


Prominent Member
You can get 5.1 Dolby Digital on certain HD programmes with the Sky+HD box. You need to use the optical or digital coaxial output on the Sky box to access the 5.1 audio though.

In other words, I wouldn't worry about getting the stereo analogue audio connectors to work. Look into getting it connected with optical or digital coaxial instead.


In memoriam
Thanks for that. Do I need a specific optical cable because ive noticed there are various m-m m-f versions?

Optical cable connections are always male but there are two sizes. Universal cables come with an adaptor at each end so will work with any combination.

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