Panasonic TV, BR & HT with V+

Higgo

Active Member
Bear with me, I'm new to this and some of the kit isn't here yet (maybe it'll be obvious when it's sat in front of me)

We have a Panasonic P37X10 TV, BD35 Blu-Ray and a PT460 'Home Theatre' system as well as a V+ box. There is not TV aerial in the room so all TV comes through the V+. The PT460 is a bit of a stop-gap and we may well go for separates as/when we can afford it.

The TV has three HMDI sockets, two on the back, one on the side. V+ has one HMDI out and one optical audio out.

I'm assuming I connect the BD35 and PT460 to the TV by HMDI. I'll connect the V+ optical audio out to the PT460.

Question 1: What connection do I need to make between the BD35 and the PT460 to get surround sound when watching Blu-ray?

Question 2: Can I get an HMDI lead with a 90deg head on it for the socket on the side of the TV?

Question 3: Will it all work together?

Question 4: The Blu-ray player will be quite close to my wireless router. I've heard of other people connecting it BR to the internet - what would that do for me?

Question 5: What else have I forgotten? (bound to be something!)
 
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davepuma

Distinguished Member
Question 1: What connection do I need to make between the BD35 and the PT460 to get surround sound when watching Blu-ray?

You will need optical. I presume that the 460 only has one optical input. If it does, you will need a 3 way manual optical switch or a toslink splitter. The splitter should work okay providing only one source is on at a time either the V+ or the BD35.

Question 2: Can I get an HMDI lead with a 90deg head on it for the socket on the side of the TV?

Have you googled it? I know you can get a 90 deg adaptor LINK

Question 3: Will it all work together?

Should do, provided you buy the switch.

Question 4: The Blu-ray player will be quite close to my wireless router. I've heard of other people connecting it BR to the internet - what would that do for me?

Firmware updates (useful), BD Live (not so useful :D)
 

Higgo

Active Member
You will need optical. I presume that the 460 only has one optical input. If it does, you will need a 3 way manual optical switch or a toslink splitter. The splitter should work okay providing only one source is on at a time either the V+ or the BD35.

Just a thought but, to avoid messing about with splitters/switches, would it be a better compromise to:
  • use the optical in on the SC-PT460 for the blu-ray player
  • connect the sound from the V+ box to the SC-PT460 by 'old style' stereo leads
I realise this is a compromise but plan to have proper AV separates before either Virgin V+ has a lot of DD5.1 material or the majority of blu-ray doscs have only DTS sound.

Will the SC-PT460 create simulated 5.1 from the stereo input?
 
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