ninfragile19 wrote:Newbie here with a problem that I'm sure is dogging others too. I just received my Roku 2 XS (red Angry Birds edition), have it streaming to my TV...LOVING IT! But I'm having a hard time trying to determine how I can hook it up to my surround sound so that when I watch anything from it, I can have the sound coming from my stereo speakers rather than the TV's speakers. The TV speakers aren't bad, just not very loud. My components are:
TV - Vizio 47" LCD (VL470M) - 4 HDMI inputs, composite, digital audio (optical).
Surround - Samsung HT-z320 - 1 HDMI out, 1 digital optical audio out, 2 AUX in jacks, 1 video out jack. This receiver is also the DVD player, but I have a seperate blu ray player I play discs from.
Blu Ray - Samsung BD-C5700 - 1 HDMI out, 1 digital optical audio out, composite jacks.
I'm ditching Comcast digital cable for basic, so the signal will be sourced via coaxial cable plugged into the wall, so no cable box needs to be taken into account.
I have plenty of HDMI cables, plenty of composite cables, 3 optical audio cables with a 1-in/2-out optical splitter.
How can I make this work?
Get a real receiver, not a DVD/bluray combo unit.. I don't mean your receiver isn't decent, I just mean it wasn't meant for this type of setup. A true receiver will have multiple inputs and allow you to conveniently do so much more. You will also have much more audio setting control. Those things are good only for the DVD/bluray player.. Receivers are cheap enough these days (under $300 for one with HDMI), and if you add an Xbox or PS3, you'll have plenty of inputs on it for those. And make sure it is capable of Dolby Digital+ if you plan on doing Netflix's surround sound option.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.