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  1. Sep 1, 2015 #1 of 18
    Porkchop1

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    Help! I believe I've tried every combo of connections. Want sound from Roamio to go through Panasonic Home Theater.
    I've tried optical from TiVo to home theater, no luck. I've tried HDMI from Roamio to TV. No luck. Right now stuck with reg sound through TV speakers. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  2. Sep 1, 2015 #2 of 18
    celtic pride

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    I have my home theatre hooked up to an onkyo 809 av receiver my tivo roamio , amazon fire tv ,and my blu ray player are hdmi out to the av receiver hdmi input, Then i run 1 hdmi out from the AV receiver to the hdmi #1 input on my samsung hdtv.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2015 #3 of 18
    krkaufman

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    What model Roamio? (OTA, base, or Plus/Pro?)

    edit: p.s. May want to throw-in TV and AV receiver models, as well.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2015 #4 of 18
    Porkchop1

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    Thanks Celtic. So can my BlueRay DVD theater system run off of the receiver along with everything else (TiVo, roku, Amazon fire stick and Chromecast)?

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  5. Sep 1, 2015 #5 of 18
    Porkchop1

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    Roamio base model.

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  6. Sep 2, 2015 #6 of 18
    Porkchop1

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    You're right KR, Current setup is TiVo Roamio, Panasonic SA-BT230 Blue Ray home theater in a box, and a 3 year old Panasonic Viera (don't have model) with 3 hdmi inputs.
    I like the idea of possibly running all my equipment through an equalizer for convenience. Also like the ability to stream music via Bluetooth.
    Thoughts? Also don't want to break the bank on a receiver being I live in a small space. <600 sqft.


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  7. Sep 2, 2015 #7 of 18
    waynomo

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    You would make people around here a lot happier if you removed this from you Tapatalk Signature. (It's in settings)

    To address your issue, do you have anyway of testing the cables and inputs using other devices?

    Also, when you look in the optical digital output of the TiVo, you see red, yes?

    I couldn't follow how you are getting sound to your TV from I assume you meant TiVo.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2015 #8 of 18
    Porkchop1

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    Ok cool. Hope I made everyone alot happier. Anyway, HDMI from TiVo to TV has sound. HDMI from roku and Chromecast has sound. Anything running through HTiAB except blue ray, which is part not HTiAB does not have sound. Optical cable does have red light.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2015 #9 of 18
    waynomo

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    I would go into audio settings and switch between Dolby Digital and PCM and see if that makes a difference.

    I would also check to see if I had the latest firmware on the Panasonic.
     
  10. convergent

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    I run everything into the TV by HDMI - Roamio, Apple TV, BluRay Player, and then use the optical cable from the TV to my sound system (Yamaha). I do the same on a second TV with a different sound system (Sony). Does your TV have an optical out?
     
  11. krkaufman

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    Is this the user manual for your Panasonic HTIAB? (SC-BT230)
     
  12. Porkchop1

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    Yes it is. Looking through it now. Thanks.
     
  13. krkaufman

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    Looking at your manual, it says the Optical Audio In 1 is intended for a connection from your TV. Check!

    And looking at the cheapest 42" 2012 Panasonic Viera TV's manual, it has an optical audio out. Check-ish!

    So this would seem to be the way to go, and *should* work -- but you may need to check your audio settings in your various devices (as suggested by waynomo), as well as making sure your TV and HTIAB are set to the correct inputs (as well as adjusting volume settings, accordingly).
     
  14. Porkchop1

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    You're the man KR. Optical out of tv to optical in on home theater. Found the input setting, looks like something called B in 1 or D in 1??? Whatever, it works. May look into a separate receiver down the road for Internet and Bluetooth music. Thanks again everyone.
     
  15. krkaufman

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    Well, I *was* just confirming convergent's suggestion. But thanks.
     
  16. vette1998

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    That's unique never would have thought of that I have everything running into the AV receiver via HDMI and 1 HDMI out to the TV. I like your method:up:
     
  17. Porkchop1

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    Thank you convergent for your assistance.
     
  18. David Platt

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    Running everything to the TV first isn't really the best idea for most setups. You're most likely going to lose 5.1 sound from all the devices going into the TV and then sending sound back out through the TV to the HTIB. Most TVs don't support "5.1 passthrough" and will downgrade all the sound on the optical out to the TV to stereo sound.
     

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