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I have sound from the coby938 when playing a DVD but not from my tv. I have my directv cable box, my Xbox and m ps3 connected via HDMI cables. How can I get sound out of all three and into the coby938???

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Your TV would have to have an AUDIO OUTPUT port (RED/WHITE) and that would go from the back of your TV, to the RED/WHITE input on the DVD938. All your other devices would go directly to your TV. After you do that, you change the input on the DVD938 remote to AUX.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013

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That Coby DVD-937 only has Digital Audio outputs rather than inputs, which is very strange and complicates our problem immensely. You will get 5-channels with DVD or radio play, but getting 5 channels for TV is not possible without additional equipment.

The manual for the Coby mentions a "Digital Decoder Amplifier," which would work. You would connect a digital audio cable from the area marked "Coaxial" on the back of the Coby to a digital audio IN on the back of an external amplifier. You would connect the speakers to this amplifier, instead of directly to the back of the Coby. Then you would need a cable or satellite box with digital audio outs (fairly common nowadays) to another digital audio IN on the back of the amplifier. The cable or sat box you may have already, but you may need to purchase such a "Digital Decoder Amplifier" or other digital amplifier with appropriate speaker wires and 2 digital audio input slots (not to mention two digital audio cables). Fairly complex. Possibly expensive.

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