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SAP - I can't get my new TV out of Mono and into stereo.

No matter what channel I am in, my tv only displays that the audio is in "mono". When attempting to change on the remote, it will not allow me to do so. It will only display mono...HELP! Thank you

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Are you using a cable box sush as a Comcast cable box? If so then the volume control within the cable box is most likely not high enough for the TV to detect a stereo pilot signal. The Comcast remote (if thats what you have) still is programmed to operate the volume within thier box, the volume display will be at the top of the picture and it will be in white. Turn it up until the word "stereo" appears. then leave it at that setting and use your TV's volume control only.

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Ilo tv in spanish need english


To change the menu language of the TV using the remote:

Display the menu screen.
• Press [MENU].
6 menu items will be displayed. The third item will be ENG/ESP/FRA

Select "ENG/ESP/FRA".
• Using [CH up / CH down] buttons, select "[ENG]/ESP/FRA".

Every time you press [VOL up / VOL down] buttons, the language
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If you are trying to change the AUDIO of the TV, simply press the [AUDIO] button on the remote. This will advance the selection between MAIN, SAP and MONO. MAIN is the native language of the program (often in stereo), SAP is "secondary audio program" - which is usually a second language, but may be an audio source not related to the picture at all. MONO is monophonic, or a single sound source that is the result of combining the LEFT and RIGHT stereo channels to one output or speaker. This selection is often a downgraded version of the stereo output provided by the MAIN audio selection - but may be useful under certain conditions.

You can review your manual here. Pg. 31 has details for the menu display language selection and pg. 16 has details for audio language selection.

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While receiving an MTS broadcast, press [Audio] repeatedly to to cycle through the available channel.
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SAP: output secondary audio programme.
Mono: Outputs mono audio.
You must ahve remote control to change these, because only remote control have Audio button on it to control these. OK.

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Hello
Can't make sound from mono to auto is your problem I thinks and posts this solution.
Hit the "Menu" button and surf through, come to "Sound Adjust" window.
The settings allow you to change and adjust sound in your TV. There are Bass, Treble and Balance control to adjust to your individual taste.
To adjust them
1. Press Menu button.
2. Press UP or DOWN button to select the desired item.
3. Press => or 4. Press EXIT button when finished.
When adjusting the parameter of "Balance" control, always set it to mid position to get stereo sound from both speakers. If it is set to any extreme end, there will be no output from the speaker of that side, and will hear as mono.
If you press "0" [Zero] button, you can reset the sound settings to it Factory settings.
To select 'Streo mode;
1. Press "Menu" button.
2. Press UP or DOWN button to select MTS [Multi-channel Telivision Sound].
3. Press => or [The ON AIR arrowtells you if a broadcast is in stereo AND/OR contains the SAP.
Press "Exit" button when finished.

Keep the TV in stereo mode to get the best sound quality. The sound will work in stereo

mode even if a certain broadcast is in mono sound only.

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S.A.P. Means Secondary Audio Program.


SAP, Mono, Stereo, Etc. You should be able to switch this from your remote. Even universal remotes should have this button to adjust sounds. Otherwise you need to go into the TV menu (not the remote) and change it from there. The only way you can change it on those channels is to switch manually. Happens a lot on these older TVs. No worries. Very common.

On many sets, the audio channel can be switched by remote control or through a SAP switch located around the tuning panel or "on screen programming." Usually, there is a setting labeled SAP, AUDIO SELECT, B-AUDIO, MTS, or MENU. By changing the setting, you should be able to select SAP. Not all TV sets are alike, so you might want to check your instruction manual for all the details.

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Your SAP/MTS function is most likely turned on. This feature has 3 modes: Stereo, Mono and SAP. Stereo and Mono are easy to understand, it's the SAP that can get you. SAP stands for Second Audio Production. It is used to provide weather, information or an additional language translation of a program. Some broadcasters simply transmit the mono audio over the SAP audio channel when the are not using it for other purposes. Other broadcasters simply do not use it, which does not give you any audio. Look on your remote for a SAP or MTS button. If you do not see one, look in your TV user menu for this feature. If you are using a cable box, look in the audio menu of the cable box. You are looking for something set to SAP... just change it to STEREO. I hope this was helpful.

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TV SETTING
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Use or button to select the TV setting menu, then press or button.
3. Use or button to select the Channel no. setting and use the or button
to change from AIR (over-the-air broadcasts) to CABLE (cable/satellite broadcasts).
4. Use or button to select the Tuning mode and use the or button.
5. Use or button to select the Auto tune and press or button to
confirm the selection. The unit will immediately search through all possible TV
channels and store those channels with signals in memory. After this is complete,
the unit will switch to the first channel found.
6. To exit the MAIN MENU and return to the normal screen, press the EXIT button.
Note : In DVD mode, this option is not available.
Remarks:
1. Channel no. : 2-69 channel for Air mode, 1-125 channel for Cable mode.
2. Tuning mode : Air or Cable mode are available.
3. Auto tune : Searches for usable stations and stores them in memory.
4. Skip : ON - Skip weak channels. OFF - No channel skip.
5. Fine tune : The frequency changes to allow fine tuning.
6. AFC : Auto frequency control.
7. MTS : Select the Mono sound/Stereo sound/Secondary Audio Program (SAP).
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TV SETUP
MTS (Multi-channel Television Sound) SETTING
This feature allows reception of sound other than the main audio for the program.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Use or button to select the TV setting menu, then press or button.
3. Use or button to select MTS menu, and press or button to select the
options (Mono, Stereo, SAP)
4. To exit the MAIN MENU and return to the normal screen, press the EXIT button
on remote control.
Note:
• MTS only operates while in TV mode.
• The SAP (Secondary Audio Programs) feature allows a TV station to broadcast
other information, which could be audio in another language.
RESTORE SETTING
If you reset the TV to the factory settings, all your present settings on picture &
sound will be erased and replaced by the factory’s default settings. However, picture
setting in PC mode and parental setting will not be erased.

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