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by: Abel_soto February 1, 2013 11:42 AM PST

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by Abel_soto - 2/1/13 11:42 AM

Good day to all, I have a question regarding how to get sound with "limited" outputs-inputs.

I'll try my best to describe setup and what I want from it.

I want to avoid using RCA/Component

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Samsung Home Theater (5.1)

1 x HDMI - OUTPUT (ARC)
1 x Optical Audio
Component

LG LED

2 x HDMI (Not ARC compatible)
1 x Optical Audio

PS3

1 x HDMI
1 x Optical Audio

LAPTOP

1 x HDMI


Ok, basically what I want is to get sound from the HT on anything that is showing on my TV without having to connect/disconnect cables constantly.

-Right now I have my PS3 Optical hooked to HT and HDMI to TV since PS3 is what I use the most.

-I tried HDMI from PS3 to TV then TV Optical to HT, but I had sound loss. I couldn't get 5.1 on PS3 this way or not at all from some games.

-I want to be able to connect HDMI from LAPTOP and get video on TV and sound from HT (Even if not 5.1)

I was thinking on achieving this by using an Optical Splitter to connect PS3-HT-TV.

Would this work? Any suggestions?

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