KeaRea wrote:I have a Roku HD player hooked up using an HDMI cable to my HDTV. I also have a DVD player hooked up to the TV and Surround Sound through the DVD player.
When I turn my TV on, the DVD player has to be on and set to AUX for the sound to go through the Surround Sound. When I use the Roku, I have to turn off the DVD player completely, or we will hear a TV channel as well as the sound from the movie we're watching on Roku - the Roku movie plays through the TV speakers, and the DVD player and Surround Sound plays the TV channel that's on. How can we set up the DVD player, TV, and Roku so that everything goes through the Surround Sound, and when we choose one venue, the others turn off? We also have a VCR player, and it takes a lot of finagling to get it also to work through the Surround Sound and set correctly through the TV. We are not cabling experts - how can we set up our multiple devices so they all work correctly?
We have a DirecTV as our provider with a DirecTV DVR.
Not sure I understand your current setup ...
Perhaps this helps:
You could hook up everything to the tv, and connect the tv audio out to the sound system audio in. Your tv might not
have the right amount of suitable inputs though, which might explain why you had to hook up things differently.
DVR ----- ??? ------------------
DVD ----- rca -------------- |
roku ------ hdmi --------> TV ------> rca(red/white)/optical ---> sound system
VCR ----- rca --------------