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Need hook up diagram for Samsung HDTV using HDMI with Cable box and Samsung 5.1 Surround Theater System

I have my HD cable box hooked up to my HDTV via HDMI and need to know what cables to use and how to integrate the Surround sound system. Thanks.

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You can run a fiber optic cable out of the tv into the surround system if the sytem has a fiber optic input, or your tv should at least have red and white rca cables for audio out, then you just pick any input on the surround sound and any audio from dvd players ect thats hooked up to the tv will be sent through that one input on the surround sound. The only thing you'll have to do is turn the volume up or down on your sound system.

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Helpful hookup diagrams here: http://columbiaisa.50webs.com/diagrams_index.htm

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