06-12-2012 05:57 AM #1Member
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- Jun 2012
Question regarding HDMI and sound bars
Hey there, new to the forums, I've done some browsing and this seems like a very knowledgeable place so I figured I'd ask my question here in hopes of a response. I recently purchased a sound bar for my television, the Sound bar is the Sony HT-CT150 . My television is a Sharp Aquos 40" Quattron television model LC40LE810UN . The directions for the sound bar are kind of sketchy to me, I don't understand them fully. I hooked up an HDMI cable from the sub to my television and am unable to get sound out of it, I can only get sound from the bar when using the digital audio optical cable. Is there a way I'm able to get it to where I can get sound using the HDMI instead? Any information would be appreciated, thanks. I supplied links to both products but I guess I need more posts first lol, but those are the exact model #'s for my TV and sound bar
06-12-2012 12:31 PM #2Member
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The HDMI ports on your TV are inputs. So if u hook the tv input (on the c-150) to say HDMI 1 (on the tv), it's input to input and that not correct. On that particular SB, it's meant for all your devices to get hooked to it via HDMI (bd player, game console, Cable/sat box) and the HDMI out to go to your tv. That hookup allows for HD audio and 3D pass-through to your tv. Downside is I believe u always have to have the SB on as there is no pass-through feature.
The other setup option is the way you currently have it hooked up. All your devices into the tv and use the optical out to whichever input on the SB uses it. I believe this is only 2ch PCM (unless it says different on the SB's display) which the unit will process into simulated 5.1. This setup has its advantages and disadvantages as well. U don't have to always use the SB to hear audio for one.
Either way it's a surprisingly great sounding unit. I have the HT-C100, which your unit replaced. And to be totally honest u really have to nit-pick and listen extremely critically to hear a difference between the simulated and true surround, when both are from a digital source with this unit.
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06-18-2012 11:32 PM #3
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