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I have a Panasonic TH-42PZ700A High Def TV and a Panasonic 160gig DVD Recorder. They both have 1 optical audio output each. I have an Onkyo amp which has 1 optical input for audio. How can I have 5.1 dolby surround comming through my amp for both the TV and DVD recorder?

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Dear ritchiewayne,
Please connect optical out of the DVD recorder to the input of panasonic TV. Next connect TV's optical out to the input of Onkyo amplifier. connect speakers to the out put of Onkyo amplifier.

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Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Dear wayne,
Please locate audio input socket on your TV, Then Connect audio output of DVD recorder to this input socket. The optical output of TV goes to input of amp. Since the DVD recorder is connected to the TV and TV's out put connected to the Amp. Now the sound signals from tv and as well from DVD will be 5.1 surround from the amp.
If any case this does not solve your problem, please mail me the photo of the back side of TV's connections at my mail.
rkr847@gmail.com
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