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Five Ways To Get Audio From a Blu-ray Disc Player

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Option One: Connect Blu-ray Disc Player Directly to a TV Via HDMI Connection
Blu-ray Disc Player Audio Connections - HDMI to TV Connection

Blu-ray Disc Player Audio Connections - HDMI to TV Connection

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Blu-ray is definitely catching on as an integral part of the home entertainment experience. For those that have an HDTV, Blu-ray is easy to add on the video connection front, but getting the most out of Blu-ray's audio capabilities can sometimes be a little confusing. Check out five different options for connecting the audio output of a Blu-ray Disc player to your TV or the rest of your home theater setup.

Connect Blu-ray Disc Player Directly to a TV Via HDMI Connection

The easiest way to access audio from your Blu-ray Disc player is to simply connect the HDMI output of the Blu-ray Disc player to an HDMI-equipped TV, as shown in the above photo. Since the HDMI cable carries both the audio and video signal to the TV, you will be able access audio from a Blu-ray Disc. However, the downside is that you are depending on the audio capabilities of the HDTV to reproduce the sound, which doesn't produce a very good result.

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