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Hook up to surround sound

Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:22 pm

I just bought the roku streaming stick. I have my surround sound hooked through my bluray DVD player. I have the stock plugged into the TV' S open hdmi port. My tv does not have a spot for the optical cord. Any idea how I can get the roku hooked to surround sound? Tia
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Re: Hook up to surround sound

Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:57 pm

Not certain I follow. Is your Blu Ray player also your amplifier, i.e. it's a "home theater system"? If so, the only way you'll get surround sound is if the BD player has an HDMI input you can connect the Roku to. If your TV doesn't have optical out, there's no way to get the audio back to the amplifier. Perhaps I'm not completely understanding your configuration. How is the TV audio getting back to the amp?
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