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Samsung ht-z310 home theatre audio problem

I get sound when listening to my dvd player but when i watch television it only plays audio from the television. i have a samsung hl-t5076s 50" hdmi tv and am using an hdmi cable. how do i get the audio to play on the tv. i followed the instalation guide and have it connected correctly. i do not have anynet on this remote

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  • lustforlife Nov 20, 2008

    same problem as above. we are not using hdmi cables and i am not getting any audio when watching directv (satalite tv) only have sound when the dvd is playing. and can a mp3 be used with this home theater if it is not an ipod? thanks.

  • jonnylynch19 Nov 26, 2008

    Same problem here, I can get DVD sound from the home theatre system, but all I get with TV is the crappy TV speakers. Anyone know what to do?

  • grr22 Dec 28, 2008

    Can you tell me the exact name of the phono leads you would need to do this?

  • justevaiceka Dec 31, 2008

    i cant get a sound from home cinema when im watshing tv. i have samsung HT-Z310

  • msedm Jan 20, 2009

    i dont get any sound when we watch tv, but we get sound when we play the dvd player. What do i do? I do not have an hdmi cable. I have a dvr cable box and dvd hook up cables and the yellow cord that came with the system. can any1 help?

  • ItalianMale Mar 23, 2009


    I get surround sound when playing the radio and DVD player but only hear front speakers when watching TV. I'm using an HDMI cable and an optical cable. I just recently moved and can't recall one special tweak that's required to get surround to work with TV. I have the ability to use amynet but didn't use it with my old connection setup, and can't recall whether I needed it initially setup to access a required menu. Banging my head against the wall here so, any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I submitted an earlier request trying to determine why surround sound wasn't coming through all speakers when playing my TV.

Looking further into the Samsung site I found out that you MUST connect the optical cable from the home theater unit to the CABLE BOX and not to your TV to get surround sound...I'm currently in the office but will change the connection once home...try connecting to your CABLE BOX instead of your TV and it should resolve the problem.

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  • Matt Hale Dec 21, 2010

    buy another brand. Samsung will not back their defects.


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First of all, the hdmi cable will only provide video/audio from the dvd player to the television, not visa versa.  Second, for cable/antenna audio playback through your home theater, you need to have an audio cable running from an audio output on the tv to an aux input on the home theater system. Whether you want to use component (RCA) cables or digital (toslink) is up to you, but you must set your home theater system to the appropriate input for it to play the audio signal.
Here's a basic schematic of what your setup should resemble. samsung ht-z310 home theatre audio problem - 220b029.jpg   You must set up your HDMI as well as audio cables from the TV's AUDIO OUT to the home theater's AUX IN/D-In. Once you have them set up, the Ht-Z310t must be set to aux in(for component) or D-In(for toslink), using the function key.

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