Sound setup for AV


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Hoping for some advise, I am trying to setup my parents av equipment so it all uses the surround sound. Could you advise what the connections are I should be using?

Panasonic vt65 (with Netflix app)
Sky HD plus
Sony BDV-E370

I have got the ARC working for Netflix but looks like I have to go into viera link every time to select the surround sound, should I be able to set this somewhere as default?


Owning a VT65 ARC can be a nightmare. Use optical out. You will get the same audio quality as the VT65 is limited to SD 5.1.


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Many thanks for your reply, confirms what I was hoping would be the easiest option.

The vt65 is my old tv that I have given to my parents, I never used the optical. (I have just got an FZ802 that I have just about finished setting up)

I am just trying to get the most out of the rest of their setup. The optical socket on the back of the Sony seems damaged so have dropped the unit off for repair

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