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Hello! I have a Hisense 106cm Plasma,LG 5.1 surround sound system with a built in dvd player, PS3, Wii and a foxtel/sky decoder, I dont know how to connect all these to get the best result for sound and picture. Please bear in mind that i am not best when it comes to this stuff,If i had a wiring diagram it would be great. thanks

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  • paddymcn7 Mar 06, 2009

    The hisense plasma has not got a hdmi cable outlet or inlet. Thanks anyway

  • paddymcn7 Mar 06, 2009

    Pretty good solution but the tv has no hdmi inlet or outlet. thanks anyway

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You can connect these using a hdmi cable.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • crysiszone Mar 06, 2009

    I'm not sure whether you are aware, but the Surround Sound amp contains a DVD player (with full Dobly Decoding & Whatever).
    I -think- Sky+ supports 5.1 surround sound, hence the reason it has optical out, but someone will have to back me up on this, but I doubt it's carried on many channels (so I wouldn't worry about it). 

    So here's what I would do:
    Connect the PS3 to the TV via. HDMI
    Connect the PS3 to the Surround Sound via. Optical
    Connect the Surround Sound to the TV via. HDMI
    Connect the Sky+ Box to the TV via. SCART
    Connect the Sky+ Box to the Surround Sound via. Red&White

    good luck.

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