A HD cable box had only 1 set of audio jacks for output. Video wise
it has 2 sets of outputs.... one for the HD cables and the other for
normal definition output. THe HD output of regular definition
channels is awful so most of the time we will want to use the regular
output jacks to get a good picture of non HD tv. But they only have
one set of audio jacks. Can we split the audio jacks so one set is in
line with the HD video input jacks on the TV and the other is in line
with the regular definition input video jacks. Otherwise we would
have to move the audio jacks when switching back and forth from HD and
regular TV. (You have to ask why did they design it this way???)
I can't see (or understand) your setup, but are you sure the TV doesn't have
audio IN and audio OUT, such that you would use a daisy-chain of separate
cables to go from box to box? In that case, the design of the cable box is
Take a closer look at the HD cable box and you may find it has a digital
audio output, either RCA coax or optical. If so, your solution would be
to connect the analog RCA audio outputs from the box directly to the TV
for use when watching non-HD programming. Connect the digital audio
output to your home theater sound system so when you're watching HD
programs, you can hear them in all their 5.1 channel Dolby Digital glory
(sometimes, depending on the specific program, and also on your local
station's digital broadcast format of choice).
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