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TV sound to Amp via HDMI?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Apekop, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Apekop

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    I'm just sitting here trying to figure out what kind of cables I need to buy to get everything hooked up in my new setup.
    I've ordered a Denon AVC-A11XV, Denon 3910 and am probably also getting
    a Panasonic TH-42PV500E screen.
    Now my question is if I would be able to send the sound from my TV-tuner
    through the HDMI cable to the Amplifier to play over the speakers. Or would
    I only be able to get 2 channel sound out to the amp via the L+R phono
    connections? :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  2. av2diefor

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    I beleive HDMI from the amp to screen will carry video and audio,if the screen has one HDMI socket this will be used up, to enable the tv audio through the amp l&r rca leads will have to be used.

    As far as im aware HDMI is not backwards compatible from the tv for audio.
     
  3. Apekop

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    Oh. That's a shame. I was hoping to get surround sound from TV-movies
    aswell. Does anyone know if that is at all possible with this combination of
    equipment?????
     
  4. Astaroth

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    The only digital TV system with true surround sound at present is Sky+ which comes with an optical output for this purpose. The true surround sound (DD) is only available on sky movies 1-3 and occasionally on the disney channels (though there are current problems with drop out of sound from these channels at the moment :( )

    If you connect your TV to your amp via phonos you will still be able to run the likes of ProLogic IIx or DTS Neo:6 as these are for taking not full surround sound sources and creating surround sound effects. These arent as good as a source truely recorded/broadcast in DD/DTS but can be impressive all the same.
     
  5. wannabeav

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    Apekop, I could be wrong but if you've just got the TV tuner (freeview / Analogue?) then this will be Dolby Surround not Digital (I pressume Netherlands is same as UK for standard broadcast?). Dolby Surround can be obtained through rca leds I believe so as long as the plasma has those outputs should be fine. If not you can get Scart - phono leads to get sound out.

    EDIT: Asta beat me to it and made more sense too!
     
  6. Apekop

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    Aah, thanks guys, that clears it up a little bit more. Guess I should read up
    on the difference between dolby surround and dolby digital.
    Thanks again! :) :)
     

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