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I've hooked up my LG 47" 1080p widescreen to a LG HE903PAW audio receiver / 5 disc dvd player with upscaling capabilities. I have tested the speaker system and everything's connected properly. Currently, I have a digital cable box running through the TV via component cables. I also have a ps3 and an xbox 360 connected via hdmi. I'm running the audio for all three through the TV, which is connected to the receiver via an optical cable. Here's the problem. 1. If the audio receiver is set as anything other than Dolby Pro Logic 2, I only get 2 channel sound from the front left and right speakers, including the sub. 2. If it's on Dolby Pro Logic 2, I get full surround, but the volume has to be maxed out, and the volume is still mediocre. I can't imagine this is the quality the system is supposed to produce. I've tried adjusting the decible level for the rear and centre speakers, but it doesn't seem to make much difference. I've also tried running the audio directly from the ps3 to the receiver, instead of through the TV, and it makes no difference. Please advise.

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  • gclabrough Dec 11, 2008

    I recently bought the same TV with a Yamaha sound system and have been having trouble getting sound to produce from the PS3. The PS3 has an HDMI connector going to the TV and I get picture but no sound. Isn't HDMI supposed to be for sound and video?? I am suspicious that only by hooking up an optical cable to my reciever from the PS3 will I be able to get sound going.



    Unless someone has an alternative or can clarify does HDMI do sound AND video?

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I was talking with LG on virtually the same problem. I have a samsung blu-ray player hooked up via HDMI. Even though the blu-ray is outputting 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1, the LG is only outputting 2 channel unless you switch to pro logic. LG states that this is a known problem and that you are to return the system to where you bought it for a replacement. Call the 1-800 number and they should give you the same answer.

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