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HDMI Connection to Ooptical Output

I have 3 devices connected with HDMI cables (Cable, PS3 & 360), I then connected an Optical from my Aquos to my Home Theater, and nothing... but when I go directly into the television with my Cable, skipping the box, the Optical wire works fine... Is there an issue that overrides the optical when using an HDMI connection... If so, how can I get all of my components to play through my surround system, without having to switch wires each time....

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Talked with Sharp, it's a issue with hdmi and optical out, best fix for it that I'm currently using is a 3-way toslink splitter, cost a little of nothing and work perfectly, you just turn the dial to the signal you want to play off of. Clicky

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