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Magnavox 20MC4304 connection to receiver

I am trying to connect my combo tv/vcr/dvd to a receiver for surround sound but nothing works! I bought a coaxial cable to connect to rear of tv and receiver but it seems to do nothing. I have a sonyHTDDW790 system. The only way I have been able to get sound through my receiver from tv is by connecting through the headphone jack on tv into audio jack in receiver. And still only two speakers produce sound. Is there are way to disable the sound on my tv so I can get it to my receiver? It seems as though the tv is "overwriting" my receiver.

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Your set has a coaxal DIGITAL output so you must have a coaxal digital input to your reciever and that input must be assighned in the reciever to the selected input. page 10 of your manual explains how to hook up to the tv. your receiver's manual will tell you how to assighn the coax input.

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dear woolifer ,
I am not an expert but i hope i can help you..
is it youmean digital cablebox?
if it is try this-

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