Question about Sony DAV-SC5 System

1 Answer

Sony DAV-SC5 not playing 5.1 through the optical input from sky/blu ray

I have the DAV SC5 and have just bought a sony blu-ray player, i have connected the blu ray by optical and set the output settings. But on the DAV all i get is pro logic surround and not 5.1/DTS. Am i doing something wrong i keep reading reviews that the dav can accept 5.1 from a sky+ box b ut it does not show on the display. Can anyone help me ?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,944 Answers
Re: Sony DAV-SC5 not playing 5.1 through the optical...


The DAV supports Dolby Digital® DTS 5.1 audio. Make sure your blueray movie has 5.1 track and is outputting to the DAV.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can a blue ray player be input to the back panel recepticales?

You would normally connect a Blu-ray player to the TV using an HDMI cable. A digital optical audio cable connects the Blu-ray player to the home theater system.

Aug 10, 2014 | Sony DAV-HDX678WF Theater System

1 Answer

Sony DAV-IS10 doesn't get video and sound from Samsung 3D Blu-ray Player.

change the input settings on the SONY. sometimes there are are HDMI INPUTS AND OUTPUTS on high end systems. Make sure you are in INPUT

Mar 10, 2014 | Sony DAV-IS10 System

1 Answer

Lost remote

check the following links for you answer

if this does not help then no matter what you can always get a new one from SONY

ALSO PS*** check in your owners manual for info on how to program your new remote to work with your system

if you no longer have owners manual then follow this link

Oct 20, 2012 | Sony DAV-SC5 System

2 Answers


you need to go into the settings on the bluray player and go into the audio settings and change the sound output to dts

Oct 15, 2008 | Sony DAV-S500 System

1 Answer

Player freezes

Open the unit n clean optical lens with fine cotton swab.

Mar 24, 2008 | Sony DAV-SC5 System

3 Answers

Sound not loud Sony DAV-IS10

I think its the fact that the speakers are pretty tiny, even tho BOSE has proved that size doesnt matter. i will agree i have a descent size home and i have to max it out all the time to watch a movie
just a design flaw IMHO.

Jan 17, 2008 | Sony DAV-IS10 System

1 Answer

How to connect other dvd or HDMI player into dav-sc5 for amblification

If your alternate DVD player has digital audio out you can make this connection via the 'optical digital in' port on the rear of the unit which corresponds to the Video 2 function. I have done this myself because the inbuilt DVD function in the Sony unit is dead (fixed once under warranty, problem recurred about a year later, same issue as other unsolved posts on this board, DVD function hangs, system won't switch off, etc. common problem with this unit, crap product).

Oct 18, 2007 | Sony DAV-SC5 System

1 Answer

Component Video Connection

what you have done is you are sending a component video signal from your system to your tv and the sound i assume comes through the 5.1 surrond speakers. The DVD's you play the sound would naturally come from the 5.1 surround speakers, unless your instruct the dvd player to send the sound to the tv in which case will only be played as stereo. you will need inputs on your dav system to take sound from your tv outputs or digital box by way of red and white phono leads or a digital/optical input if you have them; so as to play the sound from cable tv or sattelite tv through your 5.1 surround speakers.

Sep 04, 2007 | Sony DAV-SC5 System

1 Answer

Sony DAV SC5 Home Theatre System - NO picture only sound when DVD / VCD played

Have you set the tv type (PAL/NTSC/Multi..) or the component type (RGB, YUV, etc.) suitable for your tv? If not, go to the main menu of your Home Theater System then check it out.

Apr 19, 2007 | Sony DAV-SC5 System

1 Answer

Sony DAV-SC5 Home Theatre System problem playing CD-RW's

Hello, your home theatre system is from the year 2003. Maybe a cleaning the optical can solve the problem. There are cleaning CD kits on the market, but better option is if a pro does it (the cleaning) for you. If you need more assistance please advice. Arpi

Mar 22, 2007 | Sony DAV-SC5 System

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony DAV-SC5 System Logo

624 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Home Theater Systems Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Dennis McCollum

Level 2 Expert

137 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

5327 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides