you cant go from coaxial to optical you have to go from coaxial to coaxial or optical optical, sorry. Can't you use HDMI?
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the HT Q40 does have component video output connectors.... but which one do I connect the video (yellow) feed to? The Green one? Not sure if this would work, but the three wire (yellow, red, white) lead from the DTV receiver now goes into the TV (old Sony 32")... it could be hooked up to the HT Q40... but how? Then the video output leads could go to the TV... You'd have to look at the manual (http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/20...) to see what I mean...
I can get surround sound from the Home Theatre system on DVDs, but not the feed from the TV/HD Receiver from Direct TV. The orange coaxial digital output seems like the obvious choice... but the connector would have to have a std plug on one end and the optical plug on the other....
unless there's a converter box or something.... someone suggested Radio Shack
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I know the directv system up and down. I can give you an answer to anything. I've been a technician for directv for over 4 years. Certified in every field.
try using your left and right audio cables (red, and white) from your "monitor out" on the back of your tv to your audio receiver, then use whatever available connections to either your receiver or tv to get audio/video feeds and you should get surround sound from whatever is on the tv.
U cant do that. U have to use rca jacks. Let me know a little more & i can help. Thank u. :)
unfortunately I have to... DirecTV's receiver has an orange digital audio output mini plug outlet and the Samsung (see the manual for the model HT Q40) it has a digital audio input but with only an optical input plug...
Below the orange audio out (on my HR23 at least) is the 'optical' audio out. I know most if not all DVRS do have an optical out. Therefore you CAN go optical to optical on your surround sound. You can get the cable at any Best Buy (make sure you bring model #'s as there are different optical cables). Sorry for any confusion!!
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