Vizio 5.1 SOUNDBAR HELP!!!
by rynknt - 7/23/11 6:57 PM
I had purchased the Vizio 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theater with Wireless Subwoofer (VHT510). Here is my Dilemma: I want the 5.1 Surround Sound.
Vizio's Sound System only takes ONE input: OPTICAL (an optical wire is supposed to be plugged into the TV's Optical out and the TV is supposed to act as the mixer in this way).
My TV has an optical Output; BUT, it only outputs in Stereo Sound (as with most TVs).
I tried looking into audio receivers but NONE of them OUTPUT in 5.1 optical
The speakers only cost $280. Is there any way to get 5.1 surround sound? I currently only need it for my Blu-Ray Player (PS3); BUT when I plug the optical directly from the PS3 into the sound system, the sound is a little faster than the picture on the TV (a Sharp Quattron). Also every time I would skip a chapter or input another menu option on my PS3, I would have to reselect the optical input on my Vizio sound remote for the sound system--it keeps dropping the optical signal input when plugged into the PS3. But I do get 5.1 surround sound this way....
PLEASE HELP! I checked all of the other forums; but people are not very smart with this product. They think they're getting 5.1 surround sound with plugging the optical from their TV (but what they don't realize is that their satellite speakers are playing the same audio as the right and left channels: i.e. it's only outputting in STEREO and not in 5.1 surround).