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Need help hooking up to digital cable box, and tv

No matter what the hook ups that I try I can not get surround sound. Could someone tell me if I need to run the hdmi to the cablebox from the receiver?

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  • Pat Werner Aug 05, 2007

    Thanks for the info. Both of your answers were helpful. I realized that I did not have the high def cable box, and took it back to get the one I needed. It is working now...
    Thanks so much for your help.....

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    Hooking LG HDMI TV to HDMI cable box and cannot get sound when hooked into the box with HDMI cords. When I hook the TV directly with cable cord the sound works. Any other solutions?

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What type of cable box do you have? If its a high definition box then you can use the optical out from the box into your jvc's optical input. Non-hd cable boxes generally don't have surround sound outputs.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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If the cable box isn't transmitting surround sound your stereo won't play it. You may be able to emulate it with settings on the receiver.

Posted on Jul 23, 2007

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