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Discussion in 'Receivers and amplifiers' started by Airek, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Airek

    Airek Member

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    First off, my TV

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...CategoryId=pcmcat95100050031&id=1142298918228

    Next, my surround sound

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...CategoryId=pcmcat40200050002&id=1140391861017

    Ok here's the current set up...
    HDMI going from PS3 to TV for Video signal.
    Audio part of AV cables going to surround sound receiver.

    I bought this tonight http://www.smalldog.com/product/34076 to get 5.1 surround sound, just to find out that my receiver doesn't even have a coax cable jack. For whatever reason. Here lies the problem. What can I possibly do to get my surround sound hooked up to my PS3? All my products only have one HDMI port and the receiver doesn't have an HDMI IN. Is there anything I need to buy that can split HDMI connections, or a different type of cable... anything? Any help is very appreciated.
     
  2. JVC

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    According to the specs, in your link, your tv has two HDMI inputs.
    As for the surround system............take it back, and get your money back! There are no digital inputs at all.

    Our local Wal Mart has a Pioneer system, that costs the same as your's, and has digital audio inputs. Here is a cheaper one, from Wal Mart.com, that has two digital coax inputs, and one optical input. This one will be better than what you have, for hooking up your stuff:
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4810709
    You can definitely get 5.1 surround with this receiver, but you'll still need a dvd player. You can pick one up there too, pretty cheap. This system, and dvd player, will be cheaper than what you have now......
    Good luck!

    BTW........
    For future reference......stay away from Monster cables! They are [bold]WAY[/bold] over priced! You can get one (digital coax cable) at Wal Mart for $6 - $8, that will work just as good as the Monster cable.
     
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  3. Airek

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    Ok thanks for the information. My TV does in fact have on HDMI port. I just checked. That is my exact TV though, minus the 2 HDMI.

    So now I'm in the market for a new receiver. Can I purchase just a receiver, and use the subwoofer + 5 speakers I have right now? Or should I try and sell my whole set and buy new? I figure it would be a pain to sell my current stuff. It's not a bad little set up for an average person, but it just can't do what I need.
     
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    See what power rating your speakers have. If your sub isn't a powered sub, I wouldn't try using it with a new receiver. As long as your speakers can take it............go for it! :eek:)

    Have you had your system too long to return it? Best Buy has a very good return policy.
     

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