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What cable to use to connect surround sound from HDTV to fiber optics

I've been trying to connect my Sony HCD-RB5 to my HDTV by aux cable and it won't work. Could I connect the fiber optical cable and achieve the same results, if so what kind of cable to use on this setup or brand? It works on my DVD player but not on my 32" Panasonic Viera model. My DVD Player is a Panasonic also. I think the fiber optical cable is the same type. Would this work?

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I don't think this has an Optical but a Coaxial connection. You might try a coaxial audio cable not optical.

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Your receiver is the Denon AVR 2105 and not the Sony STR-DG510 5.1 Channels Receiver?

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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What port do you have the HDMI from you BD player into on the 510. If you have it on the DVD port then fiber optic will do you no good, the DVD HDMI only supports digital coax, the Video2 HDMI only accepts fiber optic, and there is an extra fiber optic for the Sat input. If your BD player does not have digital coax out, or if you dont want to buy another cable, just move the HDMI from DVD to Video2 on the 510. I am willing to bet you have the BD player plugged into the DVD HDMI port and the fiber optic cable from you BD player to the Video2 fiber input.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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For this Sony, you have to use separate audio cable(s). Either optical in BD or Digital Audio in DVD (single coaxial cable will do the trick) I bet the display says UNLOCK. I had the same problem, very dumb.

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Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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