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Lamont Sanford
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Yeah, its me with a problem

My wife needs HDTV because Fox's analog sucks and she will damn if she watches the Dallas Cowboys without it. So, I picked up a Samsung Series Six TV. Now that screws up my whole nickle and dime setup I have from the old TV. I need a new receiver. One with something called an optical audio connector or some sort of connector so I can use the receiver with the remote's volume control on the TV. I'm truly screwed on this one. Don't laugh!

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detai...=LN46B610A5FXZA

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/EM/200904/20090417152637421/BN68-01902E-00L03-0331.pdf

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Re: Yeah, its me with a problem

An optical cable is for digital sound. I don't think it even has the capability for remote control. The Samsung manual should have numbers in the back that will allow you to program your receiver for power and volume control from the Samsung remote. You don't necessarily have to upgrade your receiver at all, unless you want 5.1 surround from your tv shows. The TV does have an analogue output (stereo). (The two RCA jacks where it says audio out.)You could just use interconnects and get stereo sound to your existing receiver.

If you want to upgrade your receiver, make sure it has multiple optical or coaxial digital ins. Mine only has one of each so I can only run two 5.1 sources...

Run an optical cable from the (Digital audio out (optical)) jack on the back of the TV to a digital in on the new receiver. Then you will be able to get surround sound on shows that stream with 5.1

An alternative to programing the TV or the Receiver to each others remotes. You may want to look into Logitechs's universal remotes. I own one of their cheaper models the Harmony 550

You can set up different activities using your computer. Once you program the remote you can press one button and It will turn on your TV, receiver, DVD player, or whatever and set them all to the correct input.

Lamont Sanford
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Re: Yeah, its me with a problem

Thank you, sir.

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Re: Yeah, its me with a problem

No problem... I was a movie guy before I became an audiophile If you have anymore questions about set up for video stuff or information on HDTV, HDMI cables, 1080p any of that let me know...

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Re: Yeah, its me with a problem

Cool. All I needed was a HDMI cable. Kept the original receiver (saved a lot of money!). I'm programming the remote that the cable company provides with the box but I'm looking at the remote you suggest. Very good job! Thanks!

BTW, HDTV is awesome.

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Re: Yeah, its me with a problem

Lamont,
Nearly a year ago, I got one of those LCD screens too. I'm in an area that can receive over-the-air (OTA) signals. Wow is the HDTV good on OTA digital broadcasts. I have a HDMI from the DVD Blu-Ray to the TV. Although DVD is pretty good on upconversion, I hate to go back to DVD once I watch a Blu-Ray disk. Hope you enjoy the viewing!

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Re: Yeah, its me with a problem

It's definitely a different viewing experience.

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