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My sony strde725 says pcm, the light used to say digital optical.

I ran a digital optical cable from my tv to my receiver not there is no blue light and it says stereo pcm, it used to be blue and say digital optical

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  • dave2085 Apr 15, 2014

    I had the tv connected to the hopper via hdmi and from the hopper to my sony receiver via digital optical cable. I bought a blueray that only has hdmi so that is conneted it to the tv via hdmi as well. The light on my receiver used to be blue and say (digital optical 3/2) now that I ran the optical from my tv to the sony receiver it says stereo pcm. If I connect the optical cable back to the hopper, the light turns blue and says digital optical 3/2. Am I doing somthing wrong here? there is a slight audio difference, how do I get the digital 3/2 back? Thank you for helping.

  • dave2085 Apr 17, 2014

    Is there a spitter I can buy? My 42' lcd has a optical out, my Toshiba blueray has a coaxial audio out and my Dish Hopper has an optical out. My Sony strde725 receiver has 1 optical in, no place for a coaxial cable only RCA in/outs. Can I run them all together? I've attached a pic of the ports. Thank you!

  • Steve K Apr 18, 2014

    They do make a two-to-one optical splitter but I have heard of people having problems when using them. It might be worth a try if that is your only option

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Unfortunately, most tv's will only put out a stereo signal from the optical output. The receiver would then have to convert it to surround internally.

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Yes, you can connect the HDMI Cable from the Blu-ray Player to the TV directly and then, connect the Digital Optical cable from the Blu-ray Player to the Receiver.

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