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Connecting Sky HD box to Sony BDV-E370

by Paul

Recently I bought the Sony BDV-E370 ( http://www.sony.co.uk/product/hch-systems-with-blu-ray-disc/bdv-e370 ) and currently it is working perfectly when playing DVDs. However, when watching just regular television through my Sky HD box the surround sound doesn't play.

I gather I need an additional cable for this feature to work. Could someone please point me in the right direction for what I need to obtain. If any further information ie tv model is required just ask.

Regards Paul


To get 5.1 surround sound for a Sky box you need to use the optical audio output. Get an optical cable and connect the optical output from the Sky box to the optical input on the Sony BDV-E370.

I had a quick look at the specs of the Sony and it does seem to have an optical input.

For the majority of modern AV devices we would connect using an HDMI connection, however, the Sky box doesn't send multichannel audio over HDMI. Therefore you have to make an extra optical audio connection if you want to hear anything that is transmitted in surround sound.

All the best.

Paul (Site Editor)

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by: Anonymous

Excellent, thank you very much for the help kind sir.

by: Anonymous

Great help Paul, set up my BDV-E380 yesterday and at the end of the day I could not connect SKY+HD box to Sony BDV-E380....... so I sat and had a glass of wine on my balcony watching the sun set over the sea ....lol
Great advice
Thanks again Paul

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