I have recently bought a new TV which is a Samsung UE40B7020. As most new TVs it has lots of different connections available, but mainly newer HDMI slots etc.
I also have a sky + box, which connects to the TV via a scart cable (no HDMI) and a sony dvd/surround sound system (SR4W) which also connects to the TV via scart.
Unfortunately the TV only has 1 scart socket but I thought I could solve this by using an automatic scart switch.
This works fine for switching between watching sky and dvd.
However I am unsure how to make the surround sound work with all inputs.
At the moment I have a digital optical lead going from the sky box to the surround sound. Now I can either get sky on the tv or through surround sound but not both (as the scart switch gives preference to the home theatre system when I switch it on)
I have tried connecting the digital optical lead to go from the tv to the surround sound but I get no sound output when Iím viewing sky I also think that I cant get 5.1 sound this route anyway?
The only solution Iíve found so far is to disconnect the dvd/surround sound from the scart switch when I want to watch sky with surround sound (leaving the digital optical from the sky box to the surround sound.
This is a pain and means I may as well not have bought the scart switch as I now have to manually plug in the dvd when I want to watch a film.
Otherwise it looks like I need to buy a new sky box or home theatre system with an HDMI output.
Or is there any other option that I am not aware of?????????????? Iím not sure if I could use the audio jacks in any way?
Hope this all makes sense and someone can help!