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I have the Sony BDVE770W Theater System and I have it connected to my DLP TV which does not support audio return channel. I connected a Digital Optical Audio Cable from the TV to the BDVE770W unit but am not getting any TV sound through it, only from the TV speakers. I made sure that the Digital Optical Audio Cable was selected from the menu of the BDVE770W, but I get no sound (and yes I tried turning the volume all the way up). I have component cables connected from my Wii and I get surround sound from that when I select the component port from the menu, but nothing from the Digital Optical Audio Cable. Any ideas?

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  • WebKill Jan 04, 2011

    It's antenna, so the antenna is connecting to the TV, that is the only source.

  • WebKill Jan 04, 2011

    The source is an antenna, so there is nothing else to connect to. I would use the audio return channel over HDMI, but the TV doesn't support it. I'm wondering if the digital cable is bad.

  • WebKill Jan 04, 2011

    It's a Samsung 42 inch DLP, abotu 5 years old, I think it's HL-R4266W. I have looked in teh sound options, but didn't see anything that I thought would make sense for this.

  • WebKill Jan 05, 2011

    That seems perfect, but I got home and don't have those menu options, it appears my model number is HL-S4266W. I did, however, mess with the settings a bit and got it working. Thanks!

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Try sourcing your TV audio from whatever source IT is watching, usually the cable box.

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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    David Dunn Jan 04, 2011

    Ok, so let's look at the TV and make sure IT is configured to send sound out. What make and model? There is usually a menu for sound.

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    David Dunn Jan 05, 2011

    The manual:
    http://www.retrevo.com/support/Samsung-H...

    For starters choose the Standard Mode on page 73.
    I would recommend the following:
    Auto Volume OFF
    Digital Sound Format (Page 77): Dolby Digital ON (NOT PCM)

    Internal Mute ON: turns the TV's speakers OFF so they won't compete with your other ones.

    You should see some indication at your HTS should light up something indsicating a good digi8tal audio input. last thing to check or try would be the optical cable for seating and no small-radious bends or kinks in it.

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