Newbie Help required

Little Angel

Standard Member
What is the best way to get the sounbd from my sky + box to my DHT 500SD?
At present I have scart to TV & audio cables to sky + box to get sound out through surround speakers, howver when I remove the audio cables I still get sound through speakers suggesting audio feed is going from sky + to tv (through) scart then back to Denon through scart.
Can anyone advise me?
Is it worth connecting denon & sky + with digital optical cables?
I don't understand why sound still coming out when audio cables not connected.
Thank you in advance for your help.


Cable Monkey

Well-known Member
Scart carries picture and sound so the audio connections are not required. However I would use optical for Sky+ as this will probably provide superior sound quality and make Dolby Digital transmissions available to you. I think you have to assign the optical in to the appropriate source (can a 500sd owner confirm?)

Little Angel

Standard Member
Thank you for your reply.
I have removed the audio connections.
I have now also connected my sky + to my denon with an optical lead, however, If I pull the scart out of my tv whicvh comes from my denon I lose sound & picture. I would have thought that I would have just lost picture & not sound as it was a seperate connection. Is there a setting in my denon I have to change to enable the optical input?? I have had a look at the manual to no avail...

I am grateful for help with this.


Active Member
To play the sound from the optical in switch the Denon to 'Video 2' channel and press the 'input mode' button on the remote until it says 'Digital' on the display.

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