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Is-lcdtv32 and Home Theatre

I bought this model about 2 years ago. Recently i bought a Home Theatre in a box. The tv has no HDMI, and only one componet video ( YBPR). Having a hard time making the connections that would give me all the benifets of Home Theatre given the lack of options. I hate to resort to using the RF connection. Using it i do not recieve any High Def channels. If i dont use the RF, then i do not get Home Theatre sound when viewing the TV channels. However in all cases i get Theatre sound when playing DVD's. Is there something i am missing? Is there an adapter to overcome the lack of options with this TV?

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Run all of your components through the stereo first and just bring the video out of the home theater
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Posted on May 30, 2008

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