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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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  • saxile Jan 23, 2008

    have the exact same problem as you, but audio from blu-rays playing from the ps3 travels over the optical with hdmi, just games and desktop don't work. I'm sure that it's something to do with it defaulting to pcm 2 44.1 kHz

  • Duane4321 Jan 28, 2008

    Thanks, that solution worked for me, but it also worked for games & the desktop, if you just change the options in the audio section of the menu, and change the outsource to be optical it works for the whole system, no sound through the tv, but sounds better through home theater anyway... Had it on playing Uncharted waters this week, and the whole room was shaking as gun fire and grenades were exploding, thanks for the idea of the splitter, saves me from swapping wires each time I play...

    Thanks, Duane

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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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