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I bought a the Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 last year and connected it to the TV using an HDMI cable. Using DVDs was great, however, I never figured out how to get surround sound through my Virign Cable Set Top Box. I have just bought a new Play Station 3 (HDMI connection) and am going insane trying to figure out how to get the play station and the cable tv to play through my home theatre system. Can you help?

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  • stuartrobs Dec 30, 2008

    I bought a the Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 last year and connected it to the TV using an HDMI cable. Using DVDs was great, however, I never figured out how to get surround sound through my Virign Cable Set Top Box. I have just bought a new Play Station 3 (HDMI connection) and am going insane trying to figure out how to get the play station and the cable tv to play through my home theatre system. Can you help?

  • stuartrobs Dec 30, 2008

    I bought a the Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 last year and connected it to the TV using an HDMI cable. Using DVDs was great, however, I never figured out how to get surround sound through my Virign Cable Set Top Box. I have just bought a new Play Station 3 (HDMI connection) and am going insane trying to figure out how to get the play station and the cable tv to play through my home theatre system. Can you help? A diagram is useful, however, please note that my DVD home theatre system one main unit (not lots of speakers).

  • stuartrobs Dec 30, 2008

    I bought a the Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 last year and connected it to the TV using an HDMI cable. Using DVDs was great, however, I never figured out how to get surround sound through my Virign Cable Set Top Box. I have just bought a new Play Station 3 (HDMI connection) and am going insane trying to figure out how to get the play station and the cable tv to play through my home theatre system. Can you help? A diagram is useful, however, please note that my DVD home theatre system has one main unit (not lots of speakers).

  • stuartrobs Dec 30, 2008

    It would be great if someone could show me a diagram of how I can connect my playstaion and virgin cable set top box to the dvd hometheatre system HTS8100. As mentioned earlier I have had success with the HDMI connecton from the TV to HTS8100. Please note the virgin cable set top box has no HDMI connection. Cheers

  • stuartrobs Dec 30, 2008

    Help all the comments I a am receiving are not solving my original question! I have already set up my virgin box, I don't ned a receiver and if I were to connect HDMIs correctly I would not have posted this question. Is there any one out there who has any knowledge of the Philips DVD home theatre system (ambient sound surround)and how to set it up so that I can play my PS3 and cable through it!

  • stuartrobs Dec 31, 2008

    I have the two twin phono leads (black/red) which I can connect to the sub woofer, however, their are no suitable connection in/out holes on my cable box or my playstation 3 box... help!

  • stuartrobs Jan 19, 2009

    As promised



    TV:

    Audio out - R & L

    DVI in HDMI2 - R & L

    HDMI in 1

    HDMI in 2

    SCART (AV)

    SCART (RGB)

    R audio L PR PB Y

    Digital audio out

    PC in



    Play Station 3:

    AV multi out

    Digital out optical

    HDMI out

    LAN



    Cable TV set box (Virgin):

    Cable out

    SCART (VCR)

    SCART (TV)

    Ethernet

    SPDIF

    Test Port

    Ant in

    Ant out



    Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 (Surround Sound Speakers):

    TV audio (TV2)

    SCART (TV1)

    HDMI to TV

    Component - RN PB y

    Loudspeakers



    Subwoofer, part of Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100:

    Audio in - LL RR

    Aux 1

    Aux 2

    Coaxial digital in















  • stuartrobs Jan 19, 2009

    I want to be able to use my HDMI cables for the TV, Playstation 3 and the surround sound system. Can not use HDMI for the cable box because there is no HDMI connection point.

  • stuartrobs Jan 19, 2009

    My TV is HDMI as is my playstation and surround sound!

  • stuartrobs Jan 22, 2009

    I bought a the Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 last year and connected it to the TV using an HDMI cable. Using DVDs was great, however, I never figured out how to get surround sound through my Virign Cable Set Top Box. I have just bought a new Play Station 3 (HDMI connection) and am going insane trying to figure out how to get the play station and the cable tv to play through my home theatre system. Can you help? A diagram is useful, however, please note that my DVD home theatre system has one main unit (not lots of speakers).

    TV:
    Audio out - R & L
    DVI in HDMI2 - R & L
    HDMI in 1
    HDMI in 2
    SCART (AV)
    SCART (RGB)
    R audio L PR PB Y
    Digital audio out
    PC in

    Play Station 3:
    AV multi out
    Digital out optical
    HDMI out
    LAN

    Cable TV set box (Virgin):
    Cable out
    SCART (VCR)
    SCART (TV)
    Ethernet
    SPDIF
    Test Port
    Ant in
    Ant out

    Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 (Surround Sound Speakers):
    TV audio (TV2)
    SCART (TV1)
    HDMI to TV
    Component - RN PB y
    Loudspeakers

    Subwoofer, part of Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100:
    Audio in - LL RR
    Aux 1
    Aux 2
    Coaxial digital in

  • stuartrobs Jan 22, 2009

    I have the manual!!!

  • stuartrobs Jan 22, 2009

    Can some one please tell me exactly where to connect what to what, with what, ensuring that I am ble to use all of my HDMI connections.

  • stuartrobs Jan 22, 2009

    As above

  • stuartrobs Jan 22, 2009

    as above

  • stuartrobs Jan 26, 2009

    As above

  • stuartrobs Jan 26, 2009

    As above

  • stuartrobs Jan 26, 2009

    as above

  • stuartrobs Jan 26, 2009

    as above

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Hi there,

Let us know if you solved the problem already.

Your cable box is not HDMI compliant, you need to call cable company and get a newer one.

Below there is a general connection scheme, with an arranged solution,there is more than one way to connect together this devices.

Start from:

Cable TV set box (Virgin):
Cable out
SCART (VCR)
SCART (TV) >> Connect to DVD (that is HDMI)
Ethernet
SPDIF
Test Port
Ant in
Ant out

Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100 (Surround Sound Speakers):
TV audio (TV2) << Input from cable
SCART (TV1)
HDMI to TV >> Output to TV
Component - RN PB y
Loudspeakers

TV:
Audio out - R & L
DVI in HDMI2 - R & L
HDMI in 1 << Input from DVD
HDMI in 2 << Input from PS3
SCART (AV)
SCART (RGB)
R audio L PR PB Y
Digital audio out >> Output to Home Theatre
PC in

Play Station 3:
AV multi out
Digital out optical
HDMI out >> TV
LAN

Subwoofer, part of Philips DVD home theatre system HTS8100:
Audio in - LL RR << TV audio
Aux 1
Aux 2
Coaxial digital in

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Connecting to cable box/
satellite receiver and
recorder/VCR
This unit provides analog and digital audio
connection. You can connect the audio
output from an audio/video device (e.g.
DVD recorder, VCR, Cable/Satellite Box)
to this Home Theater System in order to
enjoy the multi-channel surround sound
capabilities.
�� Use an audio cable to connect the
AUDIO IN-AUX1 or AUX2 jacks on
the subwoofer to the AUDIO OUT jacks
on the connected device.
To listen to the sound, press AUX to
select ‘AUX1’ or ‘AUX2’ as the sound
source that you want to listen to.
Or
�� Use a coaxial cable (not supplied) to
connect the COAXIAL DIGITAL IN
jack on the subwoofer to the DIGITAL
output jack on the connected device.
To listen to the sound, press DIGITAL
IN
to select ‘DIGITAL IN’ as the sound
source that you want to listen to.

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Hi,
Go through this link and see how HDMI devices are connected you will definitely find a solution.

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Nice solution, Blue. Exactly as I saw it and your illustrations are perfect.

Now, for an elegant cable tamer system. I'd use spiral wrap. Too bad it doesn't come in a color the woman of the house will agree matches the drapes or the sofa.

Cheers. Great work.

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From what you say the 5 input's are on the back of the Philips, there is not way to make the receiver accept any other sound resources.

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Connecting to a TV using Video Jack/HDMI on your HTS

Connecting to a Progressive Scan TV or Component Video Input to your HTS

connecting your PS3 to your HTS

If you have no picture when connecting HDMI or HDMI to dvd :

  • Check the connections and the connection cable. Make sure the connectors (and the HDMI/DVI adaptor, when applied) are well attached to the sockets. Try another cable.
  • The device is equipped with HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Make sure the TV has this feature as well. If the TV does not, do not use the HDMI connection.
  • Set the resolution of the device according to the resolution the TV accepts through HDMI or DVI.
    See System Menu - Video Set-up Page - HDMI Set-up - HDMI Video and the TV’s user’s manual for details.
  • Your TV cannot support the current HDMI video resolution. Switch the HDMI video resolution to the next setting by holding down the SELECT/PROGRAM button on the remote control for more than 3 seconds repeatedly until the picture appears on the TV again.
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    The first 3 clickable links are picture diagrams for hooking up your units.

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Hi stuartrobs,
I will take a shot at this.
Your PS3 can produce a 1080p signal if your tv is capable, the only way you can use this signal is with the hdmi cable.
Ok with that said,  HDMI from PS3 directly to TV.
Audio out from TV to Surrond System. (the hdmi cable also carries the audio so your PS3 is ready)
Cable box.  RCA cables from box to Surrond System, HDMI from surrond to TV.
I am sure I have forgotten something, I will go back and read the post's again and reply with more info.
Lone99star

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Jason Morris Jan 22, 2009

    Lets try to get one thing working at a time, it will make it alot easier.


    Take an HDMI cable and connect it to the PS3, then connect the other end to the HDMI 2 port on the back of the TV.


    Turn tv on and select HDMI 2 input with the input button on the remote.


    Turn on the PS3, whem you turn it on hold your finger on the on/off pad for a few seconds, that will force the PS3 to look at the HDMI output.


    At this point you should have the PS3 working, let me know when you are ready for the next step.


    Lone99star

  • Jason Morris Jan 26, 2009

    Ok here we go.




    1. HDMI cable from Sound Bar to HDMI #1 on TV

    2. HDMI cable from PS3 to HDMI #2 on TV

    3. SCART cabl from SCART (TV) on Cable Box to SCART AV input on TV.

    4. RCA cable ( this cable has 3 wires red, white and yellow, we will not be using the yellow wire) plug the Red wire into AUdio Out R on TV, plug the White wire into the Audio Out L on TV.

    5. Take other end od White and Red wires and plug them into Audio In R & L on Sound Bar, Red in R, White in L.
    This setup will work, ultimatly you should use a digital audio cable between the TV and Sound Bar but I think you need a custom cable, I will look for one.


    Let me know how it goes.


    Lone99star

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I know what you mean!
I brought a Home Theater System home and it took me a month to finally connect the DVD, the Cable Box, and my outdoor FM antennae.
Well at least I saved about $100 and avoided having to call the GEEK SQUAD!
Hope this is helpful.

Good Luck!

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U need the Manuel of home theater system

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Let me know Exactly what Connections that you have on the Back of the TV and Reciever.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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    Once you have the Surround system hooked up and running simply use the Audio and Video outputs on your TV. You will get the Surround sound in TV Mode even when using the PS3

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    Travis Humphries Jan 19, 2009

    I Just contacted Virgin Customer Support, They carry a Box that has the HDMI Connection. This would free you up a Bit. Just call and request the Replacement Box.

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The tv will require rca jacks from audio out of tv to the audio input on the theatre system, under the video output. Page 18 of the theatre owners manual. the cable box and playstation will require rca cables also. The cable outputs will go to aux1 on the back of the subwoofer and the playstation will go to aux 2 on the back of the subwoofer. To listen to the tv hit the tv button on the theatre system. for cable aux1 and playstation aux 2 on the theatre. Refer to page 18 of Philips manual for exact hookups. if you dont have the manual here is a link to take you right to it at philips,

http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/h/hts8100_37/hts8100_37_dfu_aen.pdf

Hope this helps Steve

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • Stephen Evans Dec 31, 2008

    your going to have to buy the playstation adapter for the rca /phono connections and for the cable box. Try where you got each or radio shack. Steve

  • Stephen Evans Jan 07, 2009

    you will need to go to an electronics store such as radio shack to find the right adapter cables. I know walmart carries the cable for the ps3.

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In the diagram i send u cosider x360 as ur playstation and connect accordingly:I bought a the Philips - 5d5631b.jpg

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The website to set up the virgin set top box is here

http://help2.virginmedia.com/help/getContent.jspx?page=h_tv_basics_2

the site isn't that user friendly... look down about the middle of the page you will be able to download the manual

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Everything goes to the tv, then there should be a line of HDMI or other that goes from the tv to the surround sound unit. set top box to tv via whatever works best then once your tv is set to feed out through the surround anything that you plug into the tv.Look for an audio out from the tv to the reciever.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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    everything goes thru the tv's various inputs thru the surround sound and out for the speakers, the amp pumps it thru the speakers, the picture comes out thry the tv, it is really simple

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Here is a diagram for you I hope it helps
http://www.canadahifi.com/images/articles/HomeTheatre_HookupGuide1.jpg

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K..
tell me which reciver you are using?

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • ronny2051 Dec 30, 2008

    You don't need a receiver with this unit! It's self-amplified. Just plug it in to your TV via HDMI.
    Plug your other components in to the TV as well. At worst, you'll need to run a pair of RCA audio cables from the TV back to the audio input of the Sound Bar.

    Hope this helps

  • ronny2051 Dec 30, 2008

    or try--
    "Connecting audio from TV
    "...Use an audio cable (red/white - not supplied) to connect the AUDIO IN jacks on the main unit to the AUDIO OUT jacks on the TV.

    "To listen to the sound, press TV on the remote control as the sound source you want to listen to."

    The manual goes on to describe digital and analog connections for other audio (cable box, DVR, or whatever) via the AUDIO IN and AUX inputs at the subwoofer.

    All very straightforward. It sounds quite good, too!


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