HDR10-250 dolby audio

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by mikeb33, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. mikeb33

    mikeb33 Hanger Arounder

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    I just bought a 50" Vizio Plasma and Samsung HT-HDP40 HTIB to use with my HD TiVO. Both units connect to the TV with HDMI cables. Great picture and no cable mess. When I play DVDs I get the great home theater sound. BUT how do I use the HTIB for surround while watching TiVo? I bought optical cable and connected the two, but I had no sound. I went into the TiVo menu and enabled dolby digital, but still had no sound through the speakers. Also it stopped working for the TV so I switched it back to stereo mode.
    How an I set it up so I can watch an dlisten through the TV normally, but sometimes turn on the HTIB for surround sound listening?

    MIKE
     
  2. smoking_rubber

    smoking_rubber New Member

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    Often the digital inputs are assignable. Check the stereo's menu setup. Good luck.
     
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Looks like you just need to select the optical input on the HT to get DD. If that is possible.
    This is one reason why I prefer separate components. You have more flexibility.
     
  4. mikeb33

    mikeb33 Hanger Arounder

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    Should the TiVo be outputting through the optical port all the time, regardless of the dolby/stereo setting in the menu?

    MIKE
     
  5. thepackfan

    thepackfan Member

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    Yes it will ouput either way.
     

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