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Can not use the 5.1 surround sound system

I have a brand new LG DVD model HT503TH and a Acoustic Solutions TV Model LCD40F1080P and I can get them to play though the 5.1 system. They are connected via a HMDI connection. When playing a DVD the sound comes through the 3 TV speakers and my front 2 speakers of my setup. When playing TV programmes only the 3 TV speakers are working. The DVD plays radio thru my front speakers OK. All speakers and the subwoofer are working on the DVD setup test. The only hope I have a present is to try thru the opical connection but I don't have a optical connection on my tele. Can anyone help

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  • smallz-16 Aug 23, 2008

    i have the same problem but i do have the optical lead connected but the 5.1 still does not work

  • me9193695378 Sep 22, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem. I connected my TVix m6500A optical out to my HT503Th player. configured my Tvix to have optical out. Also I configured my HT503TH to receive input from optical in. BUT NO sound coming out. Any help is appreciated. I just bought these gadget a week ago.

  • rasimhamza62 Feb 23, 2009

    i got the probelm with this ht503th it doesnt read (dvd,vcd,divx,mpeg4,)only music cd, where can i find the driver or sth to make reading that format please who now let help me,write to me in my e-mail address (


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Stupid question, but you do have an optical lead connected? the hdmi will only produce stereo sound, you must also have an optical lead (aka tos link cable) connected to produce 5.1

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I have the LG home theater ht503th, i have a problem,it doesnt read this format,dvd,divx,vcd,mpeg usb etc only cd music,where can i find the driver or what needs to make reading that the formats please, do u know anybody where can i find that,if u can ,u can write me in my e-mail

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