Originally Posted by trudinator
Chris - Have been unsuccessful getting an answer from Bob regarding the surround sound issue with my Genesis 3.0. He's said he has e-mailed me, but so far nothing has come to my inbox in either of the two addresses I've given him. We're camping this weekend. The radio works, I can use my iPod, etc., the TV works, but I can't figure out how to get the surround sound working. It's very frustrating. Yes, there is a manual, but nothing in this book says anything about surround sound. I admit that I'm not very "sound system savvy," but this should be simply to figure out, shouldn't it???
Everything is working well for me with the Genesis so far. I've looked at several DVD's (both commercial and home brewed) that played decent 5.1 surround. If you're trying for surround from the TV I'm guessing the dealer is wiring that wrong when they hang the flat screen. I think I read somewhere that the TV analog audio outs are passed to Aux1 on the Genesis. I know that my XM receiver is tied to Aux2 and working well. The thing is, until I get it all off the wall, I can't tell you where the mistakes have been made.
Here is the way my system appears to be wired right now:
Video from the Genesis to the AV input on the TV (note, not HD)
Audio (5.1) being handled by the Genesis to the speakers for DVD
Audio (music) being handled by the Genesis for Radio and Aux inputs
Changes I will make:
Audio from TV to Genesis via digital (Toslink) connection for 5.1
Video from Genesis to TV via HDMI to TV's HDMI1 input
I will remove the current Video connection from Genesis to TV's AV input
And then I will drop the TV's other HDMI port to the cabinet beneath for "other stuff".
That will allow DVD's to be properly upscaled to 720p at the TV set and allow the TV send off the air 5.1 to the Genesis for decoding and playback.
Will it sound and look better? Well, it's camp, so I'll be happy with a measure of improvement.
I think it's going to rain all afternoon so, I'll let you know how I make out.