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Samsung 52 lcd tv, samsung blue ray dvd, direct tv hd receiver, samsung av reciever. what is the best way to hook up the system and have surround sound work with tv and dvd. if i use optical audio do i still use hdmi or other video cables

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After trying several ways, we decided the best picture was to run the blue ray (out) directly to the TV (in) with an HDMI and another HDMI from the sat. box(out) to TV(in), then optical audio from TV (out) to receiver (in). This way you don't have to change channels on the reciever when switching from TV to DVD. Remember that HDMI is one cable that supports audio and video. If you are using all Samsung products and want to use one remote, using the Anynet feature, I think it has to be connected with an HDMI. I'm going to try connecting an HDMI too from the reciever to the TV to see if this feature will work. It does with the Blue Ray.

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  • Ernest Lai Sep 27, 2013

    is the sound quality usng the optical audio any better or worse than using the hdmi cable ?

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