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TiVo to soundbar,DVD and tv

i have my TiVo connected to tv via hdmi, DVD connected to tv via hdmi and TiVo connected to soundbar via optical but cannot get sound from DVD to soundbar. Do I need to connect any differently?

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Hi hewernj,

 

I'd recommend you take a look and see if you can connect your soundbar to the TV, instead of the TiVo. As I don't know what TV you're using, I cannot help on this, but that should help fix your problem.

Hope this helps.

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I can connect the soundbar to tv by hdmi but how would I connect the TiVo box because I only have 2 hdmi ports on the tv.

the DVD player is on the other hdmi port.

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Could I ask what TV and soundbar you have? Might be able to assist some more then Smiley Happy
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Thanks, it's an Isis tv with 2 hdmi ports 2 scary ports and various other ones like phono plugs. The soundbar is a Sony 5.1 with hdmi and optical.

 

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Hi again,
Best solution I can think of is using a HDMI splitter for TiVo and DVD player, and then using the sound bar through the TV.
There may be better solutions, but these I do not know..
Hope this helps!
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Have you enabled or connected it to an ARC on your TV ? http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/hdmi-arc-explained-works-care/



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Thanks, I think this is what I will have to do.

regards

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Sorry no, only have hdmi 1 and Hdmi 2 on the tv, both not marked arc.

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Re: TiVo to soundbar,DVD and tv

Hi, I have no hdmi arc on my tv. I have tried using the hdmi to get sound to the sound bar but it does not work.

if I put the virgin TiVo cable box to hdmi 1 and DVD blu ray to hdmi 2 , this works but I need to get sound from the tv to sound bar, any ideas?

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