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I have a new 52" Samsung HD TV with a new Sony Blue Ray player and a Shaw PVR cable box all connected with HDMI cabes. I also have a older digital RCA model RTDVD1 sound system with no HDMI connection and no component connection. It does however have a digital optical connection and a coaix connection as well as the standard RCA in/out connections. We had the sound system working well on our old TV and VCR players but I am not sure how to hook it up with these new components. How is the best way to set this sound system so that I get the Dolby Surround Sound when watching movies on TV or on the Blue Ray DVD?

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  • daranger_vic Mar 01, 2009

    Coincidently we just receive the same instructions from the RCA people after waiting a good deal of time. It works fine now. I do have one more task before everything is just right. We have a Shaw digital box ( called a PVR ) serving us. We are supposed to able to put the codes for all of our components on this so the one remote controls everything. We have not been able to find a code fro the RTDVD1 or the Sony Blue Ray which is a model BDP-S350. If you happen know either of these codes or how one could get them I would be grateful.

    Thanks for the help.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    NEED TO HOOK UP AT&T U-VERSE TO RCA BLUE RAY SYSTEM

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I have the same situation....what I have done is connected my Blue ray to the TV via the HDMI connection and the audio to the RTDVD1 via an Optical cable. I find this is the best connection and sound reproduction so far. The input of the RTDVD is the SAT/Optical input and then switch the source to SAT/OPT. You will have to make adjustments in the BlueRay player's audio setup to enable the 5.1 DB digital sound etc.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • hulk61 Mar 03, 2009

    It appears that most of the Shaw converters have the ability to "learn" from the original remote. here is the link to the "Remotes" page I found and although I am not sure if any of the codes are available for either device, i suspect that if you follow the instructions on "Learning" and teaching the remote...you will get what you are looking for. There my be a limit on the number of additional devices the remote can handle.

    Good Luck


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