How do I connect my surround sound to my tv with a directv receiver?

Question by Joel: How do I connect my surround sound to my tv with a directv receiver?
Hello guys I am trying to connect my surround sound , directv receiver and tv together so I can hear the surround sound through the tv . I have a directv hd receiver which has one av connection , one hdmi connection, one coaxial audio connection , and one component connection. I have a samsung surround sound that has one hdmi connection , 1 optical cable connection , 1 av connection , and 1 component connection. I have a samsung tv that has 2 hdmi connections , av connections , component connections and 1 optical cable connection. Is it possible to hear the surround sound through all the speakers , if so what cables or cable configurations should I use? Please help , thank you guys in advance..
I just tried using an optical cable but i only hear sound from the bass box and 1 speaker , there's no sound from the other 4 speakers...:):)

Best answer:

Answer by JST ME!
all you need to do is connect the optical cable from the back of the surround sound to your hd t.v.
perfect for sports games, fights, and movies. you appreciate the surround sound more when its not on with the t.v 24/7 but up to you. but the optical cable should do the trick just make sure t.v. and surround sound is off wile connecting. let me know if this works if not so I don't give this advice elsewhere but it worked for me having a cable box with cox. but it doesn't matter what cable your using wether satellite or others. good luck hope this helped. BEST ANSWER?

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  1. You should be able to connect your surround sound with only the optical cable from the TV. Back of the TV to back of the surround. That’s it. Then, whatever sound is feeding to your TV will go to your surround. There is a bit of a delay, so you’ll probably need to turn down the sound on your TV when you use it, or else you’ll get a bit of a stadium echo effect.

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