5.1 Surround Sound Setup Help?

gezeebeezee

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Hey everyone,

I am new to home theater/home audio set up but I am trying to make a home theater room. We have an old Sony receiver with Bose speakers (2 front, 1 center, 1 subwoofer) and 2 off-brand rear surround speakers that allows for 5.1 surround sound. Our Samsung TV has an audio out that we connect to the receiver. My question is: will the audio out connected to the receiver transmit the correct signal to produce 5.1 surround sound?

Thank you in advance!
 

gezeebeezee

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Hey Freakboi,
Thanks for the quick reply
It is the 3.5mm audio cable. It's the same one used for auxiliary inputs.

 

Freakboi_pa

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Then probably not going to get full 5.1 from the connection. Depending on the receiver, it may have a simulated mode that you can have it run. But that normally puts out the 2 channels to all speakers.
I would suggest using an optical cable from the TV to the stereo, HDMI, or some digital connection type.
 

gezeebeezee

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Ok. I had a feeling that would be the case. So if I were to get an optical cable from the TV to the receiver, that would allow for full 5.1?
 
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