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Considering you aren't plugging the firetv into the receiver, I assume it doesn't have hdmi. This box is exactly what you want. It will allow you to take all you hdmi devices and send the picture to the tv, and the audio to the receiver via toslink (optical), coaxial digital, or analog stereo. I would not use the analog out considering it seems. Jan 03, How can I connect Amazon fire tv to Bose sound system which is connected to a samsung cable box with wired speakers - Answered by a verified Technician We just purchased a new TV Samsung UHD 8 series and an Onkyo 4K Receiver TX-NR and want to hook it up and use our existing Bose AV II media center speakers and subwoofer for sound. May 31, Firestick Theater: a reader asks My surround sound system doesn't work with the firestick. But it works with the TV. Any ideas how the firestick can work with the surround sound system. Any ideas will be appreciated. The Amazon Firestick is an amazing gadget for watching video of all kinds. It's designed to plug into an available HDMI port on your flat-screen TV, but for folks with home.
Jun 17, 1 0 0. So problem. The stick is connected to the TV and attempted to use av and component cables but no luck. Can anybody help me? Aug 27, 14, 957, Sep 3, 0 1, Your receiver may also need plenty of room to vent heat, so don't lock it in a cabinet. Examine how your speakers connect. Most surround sound systems have ports for each speaker that you simply plug the appropriate connector into.
Some older systems have clips that you plug bare speaker wire into. To accomplish this, you'll need to strip some of the wire away with wire cutters and then clip them into place on the back of the speaker. Run wire from each speaker to the receiver. Do everything you can to hide your wires as you run them, as doing so will prevent people or animals from accidentally tripping on them and pulling your speakers. If you can, run the wires under the carpet or through the wall.
Make sure to leave some slack at each end to keep the connection from becoming stressed. Connect the speakers to each other. Connect one end of your speaker wire to the back of a speaker, then connect that speaker to another speaker in sequence.
Each of your speakers should be connected in a line around your room from one front speaker all the way around to the other front speaker. You'll connect the front speakers to the receiver via AV cables. Do not connect the front speakers to one another via speaker wire. Exclude your subwoofer from this process unless otherwise directed by the manual. Subwoofers almost always plug directly into the audio receiver. Connect the subwoofer. Most subwoofers connect to the receiver via a standard set of AV cables.
The subwoofer port on the receiver is typically labeled "sub out" or "sub pre-out". If your subwoofer has multiple inputs, connect to the one labeled "LFE in" or the far left input if there is no label.
Plug your receiver into a power source. Your receiver will slowly power on after doing so, though it may take several minutes to completely come online if this is the first time you're setting it up. Connect HDMI items to the receiver. Things like game consoles, DVD players, and cable boxes will use the TV's HDMI input as their audio output, so plug these items into the receiver to route their audio through your surround sound. You'll need to attach the receiver to the appropriate HDMI inputs with additional cables.
The same philosophy applies to older items that use AV cables or composite cables the red, yellow, green, blue, and white sets of cables. Connect the receiver to the TV. You can use older connectors e. Plug back in and turn on your TV.
Once everything is connected, you can power on your TV to see how your efforts turned out. Test out your surround sound. Each TV will have a different way of configuring audio, but you can normally change your TV's audio preferences by pressing the Menu button on the remote, selecting Audioand finding the default output area. Most newer surround sound systems have an automatic setup process that involves placing a connected microphone in the middle of the viewing area and allowing the speakers to read the ambient sound levels.
If your surround sound doesn't feel correct to you, try adjusting your TV's settings and the items to which the surround sound is connected before physically adjusting the speakers.
Justin Shaffer. If so, adjust the ms level up or down to match the sound of the screen. Yes No. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 4. Yes, it is called "coax" and is usually an orange color.
A coax cable has a single male RCA connector on each end. Not Helpful 4 Helpful 6. This will continue until you shut off the source or until you shut off the receiver. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. Not Helpful 17 Helpful Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0.
You can purchase them online. The theater sound bars sound great. But it can also depend on the size of the room and your own personal tastes. You can't unless you have a set of speakers to go with it.
You would need a sub with a built in amp. Also the sub would need to have a speaker output that can run to a set of speakers or a sound bar with a built in amp that have an input the same as the output as the sub.
If the sub doesn't run to an additional set of speakers, the second you connect it to the TV, it cuts out the audio and all you'll hear is the base. Can my center speaker connect to digital audio out of the TV, while the others 7. Whichever audio output is operating at the time will cut the audio output on the other. You can't have two audio outputs running at the same time. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 0. I have tried changing all configurations in both the Fire TV and the receiver.
HI JP, thanks for your comment. Page 43 of the manual shows you how to setup the HDMI input configuration and the default setup is as I showed you above. I should note that if you change settings on the Fire TV, you might have to power-cycle the Onkyo receiver turn it off and then back on so that it can re-establish the communication protocol with the Fire TV.
And just in case, make sure that your Fire TV has both physical connections: HDMI to the Onkyo receiver, and electrical power the included wall-wart power cable. You can use either wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi to connect to your home network wired Ethernet is better, if available. Hi Chris, Sorry I did not respond sooner but I couldn;t try the connection until today. It still did not work, but I wanted to thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions and looking for the intructions manual.
I appreciate it! I have picture but no sound when plugged into HDMI on receiver. Any suggestions? HI Rodney, thanks for your question. Page 10 notes that HDMI inputs are for video only, you have to connect audio sources separately.
Plug the Firestick into the extractor box, run an HDMI cable from the extractor box to a free HDMI input on the receiver, and run a digital optical audio cable from the extractor box to a free digital audio optical input port on the receiver. Optical and coaxial transmit the same digital signal, just in different ways. I just bought an Amazon fire tv.
I plugged it into an open HDMI on my onkyo tx-nr, but the screen goes black after the Amazon boot screen. Tried on my sharp tv and vizio tv, same result.
Unplug everything and replug, same issue.
How to use firestick with my surround sound system.
Thank you. Hi Josh, thanks for your comment. Have you gone through those? You have a highly capable receiver, such capability comes with more complexity.
Have you tried a different HDMI input port on the receiver? There could be a problem with HDCP which protects digital content from copyright violations.
Are you by chance using a Fire TV purchased from a different region of the world than the receiver? Are you power-cycling the equipment after you re-plug components? The handshake occurs when first powering on the devices. Or selecting the wrong video resolution on the receiver see page Or the wrong input source see page Did you install and configure your home theater system yourself or use a professional?
Thank you for your response. I did the set up myself 3 years ago with different tv but the problem occurred before I switched tvs. I am using the power cord that was included with the fire tv. I bought it from best buy and am unsure of the regional orientation of either it or the receiver.
Thanks again for your time. Forget about the regional incompatibility, unless you ordered your receiver from overseas. They can also give you advice free! Then turn on the TV. What do you suggest? By the way, I am not at all tech savvy, and this is a real challenge for me. Hi Harry, thanks for your question.
You have to create a path for the digital audio to go from the Firestick to your speakers. Firestick to Mitsubishi TV 2.
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The type of cable you use depends on a what type of port is on your Mitsubishi TV and b what available ports there are on your Yamaha receiver. Optical: The port is squarish with a shutter cover over it, the plug is a squarish plug with a round tip. Your Yamaha receiver looking at an online photo shows your receiver has one coaxial and 3 optical digital audio input ports on the left-side looking at the back of the receiver.
You may be using one or more of these already with your Cable box and any other components. I do not see any square optical ports on the back of the TV, but I do see a single digital audio output port and nothing is plugged into that, so that should be available. Also on the back of the Yamaha receiver there is nothing plugged into the coaxial digital audio input port on the left-side looking at the back of the receiverso that should be available as well.
So I assume that means I should connect a cable between those two ports. What type of cable in particular would you recommend for this preferably something I could order on Amazon? Also does this mean I need just one cable to connect between the TV and the receiver? Thanks for you help. You only need one cable to connect these two ports.
In a pinch, you could use any cable you have that has RCA jacks on the end. But for best results, get yourself a coaxial audio cable. I very much appreciate your quick answers and help with this Chris.
I ordered the cable and look forward to getting this set up now, which I never could have done without your guidance. Chris: I just wanted to let you know that I set up the system with the cable connection as you suggested and it works great now.
Thanks again for you prompt and clear advice. Apparently there is only one port in the back of the bluray player and it is an output. We currently have our Firestick plugged into our TV and our Surround system is so good we would like to figure out how to get it to go through the bluray or find a way to have surround?
I have an Onkyo fire stick. I get no sound or picture. When everything is on, all I get on the tv is a blue screen and no picture or sound from the fire stick. Just nothing from the firesick! The fire stick works fine when connected to the tv though. Hi Alps, thanks for your question! I have seen sometimes folks complain about a blue screen instead of video, and that can be a situation where the Firestick, Onkyo receiver and TV have not exchanged the necessary digital rights management credentials to allow for playback.
So give this a try. With everything turned off, plug in the Firestick to the Onkyo receiver. Now turn off the Onkyo receiver. Turn on the Onkyo receiver, then turn on the TV. That should obviate any DRM issues.
If nothing else works except plugging the Firestick into the TV, you can always run a digital audio cable from TV to receiver and play the sound through the receiver that way. Or do you mean turn off at the mains? Unfortunately, the digital audio cable from TV to receiver is not an option for me as rather stupidly I have all my AV equipment under the stairs in the hallway and I have run all my cables through the ceiling! Oh how I regret that choice!!!
I had an after thought though. The link says the device is HDCP 2. One interesting change with version 2. I wish you had put an extra cable run in when you did your cable runs. That would have made it easy to run a digital optical cable from TV to receiver, and is the simplest solution. The order you re-power devices can be critical to getting a good connection Firestick first, then receiver, then your balun Cat5 device, then your TV.
Hi Chris My name is Paola. Im have been reading most of your comments and trying very hard to figure out how to connect my new FireTvstick to our system. They have the RCA? I went through the comments trying to figure out which you might have bought, but none of them fit your situation.
The only possible box that might work for you is the one I suggested in the body of my article the Zamo Component-Scaler-Converter which has an HDMI input to plug the FireStick intoand component video outputs red, green and blue RCA cablesand a coaxial digital audio output.
Those are listed in order of quality from best component to worst composite. I should mention that the three ports you mention red, white and yellow are a combination: the red and white are analog, 2-channel stereo audio, and the yellow is the composite video.
Your receiver accepts two types of digital audio input: optical digital cable and coaxial digital cable. They both deliver the same quality Dolby 5. The input source you select must match the named jacks to which you plugged the three cables into. Plug one end of the 3 component video cables into the above converter box, and the other end into either receiver or TV:.
The Yamaha manual page 19 shows a graphic of the back-side receiver ports. If both are in use, you could plug the component video cables directly into the TV.
Page 8 of that manual shows two sets of component video inputs 3 RCA jacks each set, numbers 13 and 10 on the manual graphic. Likely one is already in use coming from the receiver.
Now choose the video input source either on receiver or TV to match the ports you used when connecting the converter box. You want to connect an optical digital audio cable from the converter box to your receiver. Then you can watch the FireStick through the TV and hear it through the speakers. Hi Chris. Thank you soooo much for your fast response. Glad to help. Chris Success. Hi Chris, I have the newest generation Firestick which has Kodi software in it.
When I connect the firestick directly to the denon hdmi I get no sound and no picture. Appreciate an help you can provide. Thanks Ron. This is most often solved by turning everything off, plugging the Firestick into an HDMI input port on the receiver, turning on the receiver and pressing a Firestick remote button to turn on the Firestick, then turning on the HDMI-connected TV.
If you purchased the Firestick from a 3rd party who installed the Kodi software, you might have to contact them to resolve any issues. Chris, I believe the kodi is not an issue since it works fine with a direct Tv connection. I also have a PS4 which is running an optical audio cable successfully between itself and the receiver. I might be describing that incorrectly, but essentially- that it takes only the video from the HDMI cables?
If so, what do I do? The audio is not split and sent to the speakers. Since you have an older receiver which was really not designed to be a central hub for multiple components, you might want to consider a 3rd or 4th option - just to make the remote juggling less.
HI Brian, thanks for your question. Digital audio ports come in 2 flavors, optical and coaxial. I have a Bose lifestyle 28 series and a Bose VS 2 enhancer. All this is connected to my Optomo Projector. So basically no TV. I have purchased Amazon firestick and have connected the Hdmi input to VS 2 enhancer but I only get video and no audio.
How do I get the audio. Should I purchase the Hdmi to AV converter and plug the the cables to my bose lifestyle series. Will that work? Please help me as I am confused. Even the Bose customer service has not provided any help regarding this. Hi Karishma, thanks for your question. Furthermore, your Bose VS 2 enhancer is a video box only designed to work with video signals.
Plug the Firestick into the extractor box 2. My Goal: To have sound come out of the Bose Solo 5 when using the player blueray or regular dvd or using the firestick. Problem: I have visual when using a regular dvd in the player and when using the firestick but have no audio on either. I have not yet tried with a blueray in the player From reading your blog I have learned that plugging the firestick into the projector will not allow audio. Hi Katharine, thanks for your comment.
I think your situation is that you are attempting to create a home theater system with component parts, but without a receiver. The receiver is the device that powers a home theater system - you plug all your components into it, and it delivers video to the TV and audio to attached speakers either surround sound or you could use your SoundBar.
In your case, you have one video output the projectorand one audio output the Soundbar. You have multiple input sources blu-ray player, Firestick. Since your projector has two HDMI inputs, you could plug both input sources into the projector for the video part of the equation. You need something that you can plug your two input sources into and which you can use to switch between them to both view and listen to each of the input sources. I have purchased the receiver as noted above and am receiving video but am still not receiving audio.
Ok, it sounds like you have everything connected and setup ok to the switch, which is not a receiver btw. ARC is only for specially designed televisions. One other thing to try is to change the Firestick audio settings to the first option automatic. You might have to power cycle turn the power off then on again to the Firestick, switch box and Soundbar.
Everything has been double checked as you listed. Everything has power, not on mute, and is plugged in correctly. I have confirmed the toslink cable works on another setup however the cable does not work to get sound here.
I also switched to coaxial and that did not produce sound either.
I have a few more tips and guesses, but it may be that someone needs to physically look at your setup and all connections to discover the actual problem. It could be something as simple as:. Or something more complicated, such as a broken Toslink port on the Bose or other malfunction of the Bose system.
This is a common issue with trying to solve problems without a hands-on diagnosis. Imagine asking your doctor to diagnose an illness you have without letting him see you, and without the benefit of a ton of information about your symptoms. You can and should only use one of these at a time. Plugging cables into more than one input can cause problems if you have more than one of the components powered up.
Only one connected source should be powered on at a time. If none of the above resolves your issue, then I think you need to seek the help of a repair tech who can come to you and look at the system and setup you have. I am also having the same problem as everyone else. I will likely need a converter since my receiver is pretty old.
My TV is a series Samsung. Which converter should I buy to get the surround sound to work? Thanks so much! Hi Laurie, thanks for your question. That lets you plug up to 4 HDMI components in. Wow, Chris. This article and comment thread is amazing. You are helping a ton of people. Hopefully you can help me as well. Here is my components, set-up and my issue:. My issue is an audio connection. I guess I though the optical audio already going from my TV to my Receiver might do the trick.
Thank you in advance, Chris for your time and ideas. Hi Chris, thanks for your question and kudos! Looking at the back of the receiver, that would be the top-most optical jack.
Those optical jacks are numbered. That order helps ensure that the DRM signals are handled correctly. The implementation of DRM is a nightmare of conflicting standards and protocols that gets everybody in trouble.
They are analog 2-channel stereo only. Using those would sacrifice the awesome Dolby Digital 5. The Coaxial RCA orange cable from DVD to receiver labeled connection 5 or 6 should be redundant as your TV outputs via the optical cable all digital audio regardless of source.
Then the connected TV would authorize to the receiver and all would be good. Not saying you have to buy a new receiver, just that the hassle you may have to go through powering off and on is a workaround to using older equipment with newer. Thank you so much, Chris, for the time and terrific explanation. I did indeed misstate where setup and did was indeed using the 2 optical jack.
Unfortunately it did not work. I may just need to bite the bullet and ate my purchase of that receiver to one with HDMI. Thank you so much and look forward to your newsletters. HI Chris, Thanks for all you do here. Im hoping you can help. I recently purchased fire stick and want to do an outdoor movie with the kids on my deck.
Secondly, can you recommend a decent sound connector with that? Do the Bluetooth speakers work well? I do not have a receiver yet, but with your advice i can purchase the right one. Such as the brand and model number of your projector, converter, TV and a sense of the size of your space. For your projector, I would guess that the USB connection is not for video input except from a laptop computer. A white sheet is cheap, but the image displayed would be a lot less clear than with a true outdoor screen.
Are you trying to say you want to run video concurrently to both a projector and a TV? Some converter boxes are also capable of splitting signals, but most take multiple inputs to send to a single output. There are a lot of these types of wireless speakers of all sizes and prices on the market. For receivers, I tend to stick with Onkyo and Yamaha from a brand perspective. HD TV video, stereo vs. My best advice to you is to visit a home theater store and tap the expertise of the people there.
For much of the home theater world, cheapest is not convenient, and convenient can be quite expensive. Thanks for your help. Without model numbers I could only guess what you have.
So yes, you could use it with your Firestick and one other component. Fyi, most home theater systems consist of a receiver that controls everything. Any suggestions how to make this work? Thank You, Z. Hi Zane, thanks for your question. Set the TV to use the same input port. Once these connections are made, turn on the receiver. That will wake up the Firestick and show the Firestick screen on the TV.
I am in process of deciding which Sony blu-ray surround system to buy. Fire Stick 2. The blue-ray player itself. See note on this page. Can the BDV E satisfy my requirements? That note you reference does sound odd.
I have several Samsung flat-screen TVs and have never experienced a problem with digital audio from an HDMI source not being passed out the optical audio port.
Plug the Firestick into it, run the optical cable from the extractor box to the Sony surround sound system, and run a short HDMI cable from the extractor box to the TV. Also run an optical cable from the switcher box to your Sony surround sound system. The system you selected Sony BDV-E is not a true home theatre system, because the receiver is really just a blu-ray player with no way to add other components. Home theatre systems are the central hub for everything - input source components plug into the receiver.
Thanks for the detailed analysis Chris.
Hey I've got an amazon firestick and a Yamaha HTR and I can't seem to get surround sound to work. Currently the firestick is plugged direct into the HDMI on the receiver. Sound comes out of tv but nothing from surround speakers. TV is a Panasonic TC-P50S1 if that helps. Apr 23, Or if your surround sound system has HDMI inputs connect the Firestick to one of those. The surround would already have an HDMI to the TV. Not open for further replies. Similar threads. Question Tv vs surround vs firestick. Streaming Video & TVs. Question Panasonic plasma connecting to firestick. Streaming Video & TVs. Aug 25, When I hook the fire stick directly up to HDMI 2 on the projector I get a picture, but the sound I hear coming out is from the HDMI 1 TV show that is currently on. My receiver has surround sound hooked up. Joe November 15, Leave a Comment how to connect sound to firestick. Diane Faricy August 26,
My question is what technology do I use to record from either the antenna or Amazon Firestick? Hi Ken, thanks for your question. There is usually a rotational ct to some of these, for example with Neflix movies and other content may only be available for a certain amount of time 1 month to 1 year.
In the case of broadcast television, pretty much anything broadcast in HD is going to be protected. Everything else is up to the individual broadcaster. Hi Chris - just purchased firestick, and trying to determine what my options are for my surround sound. Appreciate your help. Hi Tony, thanks for your comment.
This is in case you want to watch any non-HD content, since the Coaxial cable output only takes digital content, and your TV may not convert analog signals to digital which is what a home theater receiver would do. Set the Sony to use the digital external source. Set the Sony to use its own system probably all you need to do is insert a DVD and press play. Wow - thanks! After following your directions I can now use the surround with the firestick, but only the front two speakers and the sub have sound.
Sounds like a setting mis-match. It may be an audio setting in the Firestick should be set to Dolby autoor the TV may not be passing the full 5. The coaxial digital audio cables are usually thicker than the simple analog ones because they carry more signal.
Hi John, thanks for your comment. That provides a path for the Dolby 5. HI Giedrius, thanks for your comment. If you plugged the Firestick into the receiver, you should have been able to get video to the projector and audio to the attached speakers. On the projector, select the HDMI input from that cable. So turn on the receiver and the projector, and then plug in the Firestick. Hi Jen, thank you for your comment, and thanks for the links to your equipment, that makes my job so much easier!
Now turn on the home theatre receiver, and then the TV. When you plug it in it will power on. Doing things in this order will make sure that the HDCP signals are exchanged between the equipment components.
To watch Firestick, set the new switch remote on the input for the Firestick. Set the home theatre remote to use the external input likely pressing the TV button will do that.
To watch a DVD inserted in the home theatre receiver, set the new switch remote on the input for the receiver. That should do it for you. I was looking for a new theater system before I found your site. Of course others in my home want a new TV. This is a low-cost way to do without a dedicated, general-purpose receiver. You have two options there:. You can choose to use your old receiver as a DVD player component in the new system like 1 above, or get a new Blu-ray disk player component.
Hi Chris, thanks! So all good there! Unfortunately, I checked a bunch of online locations that all show it as out of stock. That way the sideways-firing speakers of the soundbar will more effectively bounce sound from the walls to give you a better approximation of surround sound even with just the 2.
The subwoofer can go anywhere, since the low-frequency audio it puts out is non-directional.
I can get sound just through the TV by changing it to TV sound but I want it through my amazing surround sound speakers. I tried plugging the Firestick into the amplifier in the back but got nothing. Would SO appreciate your help!
HI Marsha, thanks for your question! Press either the 1, 2, 3, or 4 button that corresponds to the HDMI jack on the back of the Yamaha where you plugged in the Firestick. This is important as each component must exchange HD Copyright Protection HDCP signals to authorize everything in your home theatre system to play back commercial videos, music, etc. If you already have everything turned on, reach behind the Yamaha receiver, unplug the Firestick, count to 10 and then plug it back in so it can re-establish HDCP.
I have surround sound and an HP Flatscreen. I have since cut the cord, which meant disconnected the cable from the receiver. Because the tv is hung so snug to the wall and all components are on the back of the TV, I managed to connect an HDMI with a converter to stream from my laptop without have the luxury of connecting to the surround sound. Please advise. Hi Michelle, thanks for your question. Connect the digital audio cable coming from the Denon receiver into that box. Power it all up and watch video and listen to surround sound!
Thank you Chris for your expedient reply. I recently purchased a 4K fire stick. Will the 4K stick support 5. What, for that matter, does the 3. And do you happen to know, again when running the signal through the same system, what sort of audio signal I am receiving from CenturyLink Prism?
Even their chat cannot tell me. Thanks and happy holidays to you! Hi Janice, I totally get your frustration with online research. I consider what I do here as a public service, and take the time to get just the right answer whenever possible. That generally means I must have good information from the questioner. That means the answer may not be exactly right for you.
But here goes:. Your first question is if the Amazon Firestick outputs 5.
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On the Firestick audio menu, you have several choices and the first one, Dolby Digital Plus Automatic should work for you. Caveat: You say the receiver says that the Firestick is outputting 3.
Most modern movies are formatted for 5. Your Firestick and your CenturyLink Prism content delivery systems simply pass whatever the content producersproduced. As long as your receiver is fully capable, the correct hookup is Firestick to receiver.
The receiver then sends video to the TV and audio to the surround sound speakers. Again, that may be the content that happens to be playing at the moment instead of anything in your Firestick or receiver settings. CenturyLink Prism like all content providers passes whatever content was created onto you.
So you should be getting full 5. If none of the above helps you, please give me more information about your setup. I know this is a little off topic, but here goes.
Would definitely like your opinion or possible recommendations on others as well.
Feb 04, BTW, I have done sort of a test to see about the compatibility of the Firestick with the system. I took the HDMI cable that ran from the BD85 to the TV using a female to female HDMI couple to make a gerry-rigged connection between the TV and the Firestick. No problem with the Firestick's getting good TV images and responding to commands.
Will probably have to stay in the P projectors as I have not found any 4K short throw projectors under 25K. We will be connecting a cable box, firestick, 2 game systems, a pc and a dvd player. Could shed one of the game systems if needed. Hi Dan, thanks for the comment. It will take some time to do good research on short-throw projectors. Hi Don, thanks for your question.
Connect an optical cable between those two ports and the audio from your Firestick and any other component plugged into the TV will be delivered to the receiver and out to the speakers.
The component AV adapter you mention is for plugging a source into the TV. I already have an optical cable connected from my TV to my surround sound system and I do get surround sound on over the air TV channels.
But, when I turn on the Fire stick I cannot get surround sound. I do get sound but not surround sound. Then plug the Fire Stick into the back of the adapter, Will this give me the surround sound on my Fire Stick? Getting a converter box and plugging the Firestick into it still leaves the audio from it having to go through the optical cable to your surround sound speakers.
You already have an HDMI input that will pass the audio out through the optical port. Please forget about this converter box nonsense, it would only make things more complicated. You are watching content on the Firestick that is not surround sound. Not all content is encoded for 5. You should play a movie that you know offers surround sound. Most likely the optical IN port uses the Video 2 source input.
The easy solution is to unplug the Firestick from the system with everything else powered on and set to use the HDMI portthen plug in the Firestick.
The only reason I was asking about the component video plug is that I has an old play station plugged into that port when I first bought the TV and that worked fine. I have tried watching at least a dozen movies and TV shows and none of them play as surround sound.
I have also tried all the video settings on my Sony receiver and the only one that I can get any sound from is the Video 2 setting. This is where I get surround sound from over the air TV but not the fire stick. I have tried unplugging the fire stick and plugging it back in to the same port and tried it in a different HDMI port and still get the same results.