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I have a pioneer vsx-1016txv home stereo, i also have a hdtv, and a playstation 3 and xbox 360 (both im using hdmi cables for. i had them running straight to the tv before, and i was just using optical cable for the sound. What i want to do is put both the hdmi cables into the pioneer streo, and use a third hdmi as the out line to the tv. when i did this i at one point had picture but i could never get sound. i was told that by installing everything the way i want to i would get MUCH better sound up to 7.1, but it's becoming such a huge headache. If someone can walk me through what i am doing wrong and how i can fix it, i would be soooo grateful.

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SOURCE: TV sound not playing through home cinema

When you say both cables, i presume you mean the HDMI. If so, yes, both need to be used. The HDMI is for the Video to the TV in full HD (which you will want because you tv supports full 1080P and the HT player upscales to 1080P) and also for the Anynet functions to and from the TV to the HT.

The Optical transfers only Audio to the HT from what evr device you have connected. In your case the TV.

Without going into to much detail. i use a switch so i can connect several devices to the HT giving me the best sound possible.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: am setting up a bose GSX 3-2-1 home theater

simplist solution, if the TV has an audio output just run that to the Bose system.
what type of TV are you connecting to?
Is the cable box an HD or digital box?

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Samsung HT-X40 System Problem

while in stop mode, go to the menu and select Sound Setting, then go to delay setting. You can fix this problem by choosing the right delay time.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I get sound from bose cinemate while watching Bluray with?

You are right I checked the Manual online and there is no Optical in. The other tech was right in suggesting that, Cause it would be the next best thing to HDMI. It only has 1 Analog Audio in, So what I would Recommend is Plugging in all of your Devices to your TV and then 1 Audio cable from your TV to The Bose input. Although this will NOT transfer Digital Audio to Analog Audio. This means if you are going in HDMI then the Audio would most likely NOT transfer to the Bose. In this case you would have to hook up a set of Audio cables (Red and White) From the Blu-Ray to the Bose along with the HDMI. This will leave you with only Audio from the Blu-ray through the Bose. To go a step further you can purchase an Audio Splitter (or Video) then plug your Devices into the Splitter and then 1 cable out to the Bose and just Switch the Input along with the TV. Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I just installed a Bose Cinemate II system. HDMI

No,you are not mistaken actually.I really don't have much to offer though.I just want to let you know that I have seen many problems with HDMI cables and no sound.HDMI does in fact transfer audio/video.Even though I do not like to use Wikipedia because anyone can edit the info,I check and see if it is accurate first and does give the best descriptions and is the quickest and easiest to find.This is a newer technology.Any new technology is usually not figured out until about year 5.In year 3,they are able to get the kinks worked out,but year 4 is already in production.They start designing and building the best version for year 5 next.Although 5 years isn't always achieved,it is more of a minimum to see the best possible of the technology.Happens with cars,TV's,VCR's,etc.Prices come down as everyone who wants it is greatly reduced by then also.Anyhow,here is a link to some info about HDMI.Scroll down to Communication channel protocols.Under TMDS there is some relevant info.You may not understand the terminology but basically it seems that there is an internal automatic muting with certain changes in the audio signal.It just sounds to me like the automatic mute is too sensitive right now and will improve over time.There is also some encryption taking place which is basically taking the output,scrambling it,sending it somewhere,and then being unscrambled and reproduced identically.Same as wireless internet.With all the various products being used,everyone has their own way of doing something.Since it isn't exactly made with exact specifications,there are many variations to interpret.If someone were to have ALL components made by 1 company,it would most likely work much better.How many people have that kind of setup though?Very few.There is not 1 company which makes everything they produce,better than everyone else's.Some make better radios,some TV's,etc.Right now,some of the better TV's are Samsung,LG,Vizio.Some better phones are AT&T,Panasonic.Bose has been at the top of the food chain for years for audio for that reason also.They do audio,nothing else,so they can put everything into it.I know this is a bit wordy but that's why I am here.To inform and educate people about things which they most likely don't understand and encourage them to spread the word.Hope you understand this anyhow.Basically,depending on how old your PS3 is,there may be compatibilty issues.With HDMI changing/upgrading rapidly,if your PS3 is an earlier version,it could simply be compatibility because PS3's even were changed as they sold more.If you have any questions or need more help,just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and reply ASAP.Here is the link for HDMI characteristics/operation.Good luck,Greg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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