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RCA PROFESSIONAL SERIES STAV 3880 Digital Optic input

I have a new TV and have hooked up my Direct TV reciever via optical digital input 1 with no problem. Now I'm hooking up the TV to Optical Digital input 2 and I can't get it to play sound from the TV. What have I done wrong?

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You need to change the pre-set of the digital function. use the left/ right arrows to scroll over to the setting. instruction found on page 18-19 of manual, found on radio shack web site.

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Read the owners manual for setting up opt 1 and opt 2.

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I have a receiver STAV 3880 and it was working find but one day it just shut off. Now it turn on but it doesnt stay on now. How do i fix the problem.

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In short yes!

If you have two optical inputs and two equipment (PS3 and HDVD) then you shouldnt have a problem at all. Just make sure you change the mode of the receiver to TV/SAT when you want to use the HDDVD. Your problem may be the video out put.

If i was you i would do the following:

1. Get rid of all your optical cables as you won't need it.
2. If your receiver support HDMI then by default HDMI will send both video and digital sound.
3. Plug the HDMI of the PS3 to the HDMI input of the receiver, plug the HDMI of the HDDVD player into the HDMI 2 of the receiver and plug 1 HDMI cable from the receiver to the tv/monitor you have.

That is the best set up so when you play PS3 you select dvd/ld and when you watch hddvd you select tv/sat.

However having said all that the fact that you have dvd/ld suggests you actually don't have HDMI at all on the receiver(...i just checked the specs of the receiver). Which means you will need to have 2 hdmi inputs for your tv and you will need to have the 2 optical connections.

But in short yes to your question.

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