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Fresh as a Daisy
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Registered: ‎19-02-2012

How to connect Tivo and home cinema

I have a Sony KDL 37W5700 (4 HDMI and 1 optical out) and have just bought a Sony BVDE280 bluray home cinema system (2HDMI in, 1 out, 1 x optical in).  How do I connect this up with my Tivo box to get surrond sound while watching TV?

Captain Clued-Up
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Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema


tonyleafe wrote:

I have a Sony KDL 37W5700 (4 HDMI and 1 optical out) and have just bought a Sony BVDE280 bluray home cinema system (2HDMI in, 1 out, 1 x optical in).  How do I connect this up with my Tivo box to get surrond sound while watching TV?


Assuming the KDL is a TV, I'd guess an HDMI cable from TiVo to Blu-Ray (in), then HDMI (out) from Blu-Ray to TV.

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Fresh as a Daisy
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Registered: ‎19-02-2012

Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

Thansk for a quick reply, the KDL is a TV.  Do you know if I will need to connect an optical cable from the TV to the home cinema system or from the Tivo box to the home cinema system?

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Registered: ‎07-06-2011

Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

Mine is connected optical out from tivo to home cinema

Captain Clued-Up
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Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

I just use 2 HDMI cables to connect my Tivo - Home Cinema - TV.

 

 

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Fresh as a Daisy
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Registered: ‎19-02-2012

Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

I will connect by HDMI and optical from the tivo to the home cinema and then by HDMI from the home cinema (out) to the tv.  Thanks for your comments

Crafty
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Registered: ‎17-11-2010

Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

No need for the optical cable

HDMI from tivo to home cinema in.

hdmi out of cinema  to TV

 

Fresh as a Daisy
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Registered: ‎19-02-2012

Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

I have connected using 2 HDMI's and it is working great.  Thanks for the advice

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Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

That means you have to have the home cinema on all the time!

Captain Clued-Up
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Re: How to connect Tivo and home cinema

I do, as thats how I listen to any audio from the TiVo/PS3/Bluray player

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