Question about Home Theater Systems

2 Answers

Hooking up home theater

Thank you in advance for any insight. I have recently purchased a samsung HP-T5054 plasma tv as well as Samsung's DVD home theater HT-x50. I have connected them via HDMI. However, i can get sound only from DVD or tuner. When i attempt to get sound from tv programs playing i am unable to. Please let me know what i am missing...... Thanx! sound from dvd and fm reciver on theater system but none when just running tv have directv

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: hooking up home theater

In order to run sound out of the reciever, you must wire your reciever via optical cable or RCAs to your Cable/SAT reciever. In other words, think of it this way.

For Video:
Samsung HTS ---> HDMI CABLE ---> HDTV HDMI #2
Cable/SAT Reciever --> HDMI Cable ---> HDTV HDMI #1

For Audio:
Samsung HTS ---> OPTICAL CABLE ---> Cable/SAT Reciever
Samsung HTS ---> RCA (Two for Stereo) --> Cable/SAT Reciever

You want your HTS connected directly to your TV in order to prevent piracy software restrictions limiting or hassling your viewing of different media. Without connecting either RCAs or a TOSLINK (Optical Cable) to your Cable/SAT Reciever from your Samsung unit, you won't be able to hear it's audio output. HDMI Takes care of Audio/Video together, unfortunately the Samsung unit limits you to a single HDMI Output and no inputs for your other units to plug into.

With a TOSLINK, press the AUX button on your Samsung remote to Digital Input. When using RCA cables, set it to AUX 1 or AUX 2. You must lower your TV volume and use your Samsung remote to increase the volume of your Surround system.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

Re: hooking up home theater

Run a regular RCA type audio cable from your TV audio out to your Home Theatre audio in. That is what I have done recently with my Samsung LCD and Home Theater. You then have to put your Home Theater on Aux 1 or Aux 2 to get the sound from TV. Ensure your TV's volume is off.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a panasonic viera flat panel plasma tv and a samsung 5.1 ch blue ray home theater system and the speakers work fine on the home theater system while playing a dvd, but does not work when watching...

1. The easiest solution would be to connect a stereo RCA (red and white) cable to the audio output on the back of your TV.
2. Then connect the other end to the input on your home theater system.
3. Change the home theater system to the correct input.

Good luck!

Feb 12, 2011 | Samsung HTC550 Theater System

1 Answer

I have a panasonic dvd home theater sound system SC-HT880 and i have just upgraded my tv from a Samsung 42 in Plasma to a Samsung 50 in 3D ready tv and i can not get the dvd payer to work in tv mode by...


Have you resolved this issue yet? I am in a similar position. recently upgraded my TV to a flat screen, also purchased a Blu-Ray but the SC-HT880 is now useless. How can I use the surround sound to work on TV? do I need to purchase an Amp?

Dec 31, 2010 | Panasonic SC-HT880 System

1 Answer

We bought a Samsung Soundbar x810 but the Subwoofer does not seem to be working properly although the blue and red led light up. I have tried rebooting/resetting per user manual instructions but it still...

Purchased a x810 & everything tests out fine except TV signal sounds from cable box. We have the Comcast cable box connected to the 50" Samsung Plasma TV hooked up to Samsung x810 Soundbar all using HDMI cables. But we are not getting cable shows sound through Soundbar. Please advise

Nov 04, 2009 | Samsung HT-X810T Theater System

1 Answer

Dynex and Samsung

A common problem with these "all in one units"
When you have a DVD playing it is a digital signal direct to the processor.
When you have an external source ie: TV etc it may be a digital source, but you have to tell the Samsung unit this.
Make sure when it is on the TV setting (Aux) or whatever input you have chosen is in Dolby Digital or similar, Not stereo.
The unit should have a setting for this called sound program or sound setting.

Jun 13, 2009 | Home Theater Systems

1 Answer

I need to get image

Change the input on your television to the corresponding input of your DVD player's video output.
ie; if your DVD player is hooked up to Video 2, you need to change your tv input to Video 2.
You may have simply not hooked up the video input, as well.

Mar 18, 2009 | Samsung HT-Q100 System

2 Answers

Ipod Hook-up

Ipod's utilize headphone jack style connectors which can be purchased just about anywhere electronics are sold, however most dvd players utilize RCA jacks so you must purchase an adapter from ipod jack to RCA jack it runs usually about $10-25.00 also you can purchase a FM transmitter kit for about the same price but sound quality is not as good so my suggestion is go for rca converter and hook it up to audio input in back of dvd player or stereo for best quality.

Feb 11, 2009 | Samsung 1200W 5.1-Ch. XM-Ready Home...

1 Answer

Hooking up TV Guardian with Samsung HT-SK5

Just purchased system, didn't come with any speakers, but when hooked up to tv get picture and no sound unless I put headphones in.

Jan 07, 2008 | Samsung HT-SK5 System

1 Answer

Remote code

I'm also same problum with Hitachi TV remote control

Dec 02, 2007 | Panasonic SC-HT720 System

1 Answer

Digital optical connection is creating any sound

Check to ensure the Home Theater is outputting the digital audio via the optical cable.

Nov 21, 2007 | Samsung HT-TQ85 Five DVD 5.1 Channel Home...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Home Theater Systems Logo

Related Topics:

784 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Home Theater Systems Experts

Gyula Lacz

Level 3 Expert

482 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers


Level 3 Expert

94039 Answers

Are you a Home Theater System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides