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5.1 dear Rameesh, I have only 1 optical audio output from the TV and only 1 optical output from the DVD recorder. My amp only has 1 optical input. My problem is to have 5.1 surround for both the tv and dvd recorder. how is that possible with only 1 input on the amp. Thanks Wayne.

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  • ritchiewayne Jun 24, 2008

    Dear Rameesh, I only have 1 optical ouput for the TV and 1 optical output for the DVD recorder. The amp has 1 optical input. I dont have an optical input for the TV. I was going to connect the tv to the dvd with a HDMI cable. Then I was going to plug the optial out from the dvd to the optical input on the amp. I thought if I use the tv tuner on the dvd recorder, I would have 5.1 through the amp? Is this a solution.?

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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.
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