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Ok so I have never setup any kind of home sound system. Just picked up a samsung 1000W system. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung...stem/4789794.p?id=1218527811245&skuId=4789794.

I have an xfinity HD box and an insignia 42" lcd. The blue ray player works fine with the speakers but how do I get to use the speakers watching regular tv? Or say I put on a movie channel and want to use the sound system for it, how do you hook that up?

 

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Don't order cables from eBay, try monoprice.com
I found great deals on wiring (optical, HDMI, etc.) from newegg also.
 

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Alright, ordered one from them. My question now is, I still dont understand how this works. The reciever is still connected to my tv hdmi so I can get the blue ray player. If I plug my xfinity box into the reciever with the optical cable, do I have to use the samsung remote for the reciever for volume or will my tv remote control that?
 

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Odysseys said something before about a top-notch smart remote (can't remember exactly what he recommended). That might be your best option so you don't have to juggle a sh!tload of remotes.
 

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My comcast remote has an auxilary button. I'm hoping if I can somehow program that with the samsung blue ray reciever it will control the volume.
 

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Alright, ordered one from them. My question now is, I still dont understand how this works. The reciever is still connected to my tv hdmi so I can get the blue ray player. If I plug my xfinity box into the reciever with the optical cable, do I have to use the samsung remote for the reciever for volume or will my tv remote control that?
this is how it should look

cable/satelite plugged into the home theater via hdmi
all you accessories with also plug into the reciver by hdmi or coax or optical

the reciever then has a hdmi port out which will go to the tv and push all video to the tv
 

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harmony one as far as remote.
 

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this is how it should look

cable/satelite plugged into the home theater via hdmi
all you accessories with also plug into the reciver by hdmi or coax or optical

the reciever then has a hdmi port out which will go to the tv and push all video to the tv
Ok I got it setup that way now. I went to hdmi 1 on the reciever and got regular tv now with audio out of the speakers. Now if I could get just 1 remote. I'm gonna see if I can find a code from samsung to get the volume to work on there remote otherwise il start researching em starting with the harmony that was suggested. Thanks for the help
 

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Harmony remotes all work the same though the interface and number if controlled devices will change. Plus some offer rf and ir outputs. Bottom line is a $50 logitech might work as well as the $300 models depending on your usage. There is no perfect remote. Believe me.
plus one on the Logitech harmony remote i have one that controls everything just about with a touch of a button expensive but you get what you pay for
 
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