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Old 02-10-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I want to buy a Roku and watch Netflix through it. I also have a very nice top of the line speaker set up so I really want to get the surround sound. The problem is that the receiver is a little over ten years old and doesn't have an HDMI port. With the Roku at least, an HDMI port is required to be on the receiver if you want to get 5.1 surround sound. Most of the research I've done on this subject through reviewing other posts on other websites says that there's really no way to get surround sound using a Roku if you don't have an HDMI port on your receiver. Howver, I've also read that there are converter boxes you can buy that could allow you to get surround sound on a Roku. Can anyone help me?
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Do you have a TV with HDMI in? You can go Roku-TV with HDMI and then TV-receiver with some other port like optical.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Well I'm getting a new tv today and that tv will have HDMI. But I'm under the impression that doing what you say won't result in surround sound.
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