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I am trying to connect my samsung sound bar to my new sharp equos 60 inch LED (Model: LC-60LE600U) an optical cable. I have a direct tv receiver and blue ray player hooked up with hdmi cables. I have tried everything and I get no sound!! PLEASE HELP

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I just got this TV 3 weeks ago. I noticed the AUDIO issue too.
Every power up, HDMI change etc, I would have to go into the MENU/OPTION/ and toggle the PC IN/HDMI IN setting to get my Optical OUT AUDIO working.


Tonight I decided to do the Firmware Update on this AQUOS LC-60LE600U with hopes that my audio issues will be fixed.

WRONG... Now I have NO Digital Optical OUTput, and worse, the trick to Toggle (PC IN/HDMI IN) No longer works!!

So now I am out of luck and NO LONGER can use OPTICAL OUT for any of my Dish Network Satellite TV Viewing.

I called SHARP AQUOS Tech Support , firt Rep sucked , had nothing but stupid responses like , use RCA Audio OUT.

Or just plug your OPTICAL OUT from your Dish Network HopperDVR Directly to my A/V Home Theatre Receiver.

I may have to do that afterall!!!!!!! But this simply Bypasses the PROBLEM and doesnt resolve my TV Optical Out Problem.

Then I called , talked to a Very nice guy named Travis. He explained it.
I hope some of you can explain it to be better, but here is what he said.

HDMI has some kind of Digital Content Protection, LLC provides HDCP (which was developed by Intel) for HDMI.
apparently this is the JIST of this he said. Exoplaining some issue where Powers That Be, (BIG MOVIE CORP) or such want to make it so Digital Audio cant pass from HDMI to OPTICAL as easy???????

I dont get it. So it was never supposed to ....... BUT.. The (PC AUDIO IN/HDMI IN) Toggle trick made it work.

Turns out the NEWER Firmware Fixed it so the Toggle Trick WONT WORK.
I cant imagine this is going on. How many Millons of TV Viewers experience this? There has to be more to it than this.
My HOPE..... is to find the OLD Default Firmware for this TV, cause even though a Hassle to TOGGLE on the AUDIO, better than NO AUDIO NOW ! ARGH!!!

Please, if anyone can provide ANY info or firnware files for our AQUOS LC-60LE600U I would be SO MUCH HAPPIER.

Hope this helps everyone!
Dave in Iowa

Posted on Dec 04, 2013

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    David Voy Dec 04, 2013

    UPDATE: I was forced to bypass my TV Audio by Directing my Optical Audio Out from my Dish Network Hopper DVR straight to my Home A/V Surrond Receivers Optical IN. , id rather have my TV\'s Optical Out pump into my A/V Receiver, but this TV NO LONGER WORKS AT ALL with the new updated Firmware.

  • David Voy
    David Voy Dec 04, 2013

    Since I have Optical Going straight from my DVR to my A/V Receiver, now the people on TV lips DONT 100% sync with my DANM Audio. The TV has no Lip/Audio Sync adustment either . What a DRAG! I hate this Sharp AUQUOS



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