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Sony Audio Optical Out to Bose Optical In not working

I have a Sony SXRD.XBR code kds-r50xbr1 and a Bose lifestyle system. I have run my HDMI cables from my cable box and my ps3 into the TV. Then I want to connect to my BOSE system. I assume that I should use the digital audio optical out connector to get the best sound to my bose. However, I cannot get the digital optical out to work at all from the TV. If I connect the cable box directly to the bose it works, sames goes with the PS3. However, my bose system has only one optical in slot, so I was hoping to use the TV so I can listen to both as digital sound. Why would this not work (ps, I've gone into my settings for all of the components and followed the instructions, such as turning speaker off on the sony tv to access the audio out option)

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Re: Sony Audio Optical Out to Bose Optical In not working

Set the source for Optical-In on the Bose system to TV

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1. Use the optical cable for the blueray player to the Bose (AUX).
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4. For my x-box (which I'm not too happy about) I'm using regular red-white audio cables from Bose TV input directly to the TV audio out. (You can play all of the above through this channel, but don't).

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