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Set up I've just recently bought a hitachi plasma 42". I set up my ps3 to work through with an hdmi cable and works fine. but i also have a satelight box that i need to hook up. I just ran the cable wire directly to the back of it and turn on the tv. nothing, changed the inputs and also got nothing. i was wondering if i'm doing something wrong or im missing something to be able to run regular satelight on my tv. Also when im using the hdmi cable i get no audio going to my external sound system. I have the audio cable coming from the monitor out outputs in the back of the tv to the input on in the back of the system? do i need an optical cable?

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  • jayrooski Jan 07, 2008

    No sound (although great picture) with HDMI cable my the Panasonic DVD player. Set Player to HDMI



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Seems that Hitachi DESIGNED the sound to cut off from the Audio Out jacks if you use component video or HDMI inputs. Has to do with copyright laws of the HD Video -- which makes it asinine that they disabled the audio as well, as it's not part of the copyright issue. Seems to me they were just lazy to disable the ENTIRE set of output jacks.

I am hoping to find some sort of hack for this (either firmware or severing/splicing a control wire). However, I can't find much information on this yet.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

  • thehawk75 Feb 12, 2008

    If anyone else has found some 'hack' for this to get around the stupid design problem, please feel free to post.



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