Question about Audio Players & Recorders
I just got this TV 3 weeks ago. I noticed the AUDIO issue too.
Every power up, HDMI change etc, I would have to go into the MENU/OPTION/ and toggle the PC IN/HDMI IN setting to get my Optical OUT AUDIO working.
DO NOT UPDATE TO THE NEW FIRMWARE. :(
Tonight I decided to do the Firmware Update on this AQUOS LC-60LE600U with hopes that my audio issues will be fixed.
WRONG... Now I have NO Digital Optical OUTput, and worse, the trick to Toggle (PC IN/HDMI IN) No longer works!!
So now I am out of luck and NO LONGER can use OPTICAL OUT for any of my Dish Network Satellite TV Viewing.
I called SHARP AQUOS Tech Support , firt Rep sucked , had nothing but stupid responses like , use RCA Audio OUT.
Or just plug your OPTICAL OUT from your Dish Network HopperDVR Directly to my A/V Home Theatre Receiver.
I may have to do that afterall!!!!!!! But this simply Bypasses the PROBLEM and doesnt resolve my TV Optical Out Problem.
Then I called , talked to a Very nice guy named Travis. He explained it.
I hope some of you can explain it to be better, but here is what he said.
HDMI has some kind of Digital Content Protection, LLC provides HDCP (which was developed by Intel) for HDMI.
apparently this is the JIST of this he said. Exoplaining some issue where Powers That Be, (BIG MOVIE CORP) or such want to make it so Digital Audio cant pass from HDMI to OPTICAL as easy???????
I dont get it. So it was never supposed to ....... BUT.. The (PC AUDIO IN/HDMI IN) Toggle trick made it work.
Turns out the NEWER Firmware Fixed it so the Toggle Trick WONT WORK.
I cant imagine this is going on. How many Millons of TV Viewers experience this? There has to be more to it than this.
My HOPE..... is to find the OLD Default Firmware for this TV, cause even though a Hassle to TOGGLE on the AUDIO, better than NO AUDIO NOW ! ARGH!!!
Please, if anyone can provide ANY info or firnware files for our AQUOS LC-60LE600U I would be SO MUCH HAPPIER.
Hope this helps everyone!
Dave in Iowa
Posted on Dec 04, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Before you buy anything try checking the AUDIO Settings in the Menu of Each Device (Mostly TV) and see if they are set to PCM or BITSTREAM. HDMI is mostly set to PCM while Optical is generally Bitstream. The TV may be set to the opposite of what it needs to be. I would try to get PCM to work first cause it is Better, If not then set what you can to Bitstream and it should pass. Also check in TV Menu for SOUND OUT or AUDIO OUT or SPEAKERS. Some TV's have a problem passing Audio through when they are already Outputting them to it's own Speakers! I Hope this Helps out!
Posted on May 05, 2009
Hello, I didn't end up fixing the Blu-ray issue, but the TV issue was caused by just inverting the positive and negative cable going into my speaker. Odd enough, instead of just not working, it just flipped the entire system off. I can definitely see that that could be the issue, another one I thought of is, at the time I didn't realize that DVI doesn't play audio, only video and I didn't have a optical cable connected. I decided to avoid the hassle, sell the TV and purchased one that has HDMI. Muuuuch better.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
Solved problem with Yamaha HTR-6040 AV Receiver. My daughter had inadvertently changed the program to "Direct Stereo" mode which allows sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors so you can listen to 2-Channel PCM and Analog sources. Nothing to decode digital audio in this setting!
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
I went to the HDTV plasma manual. It stated the only way the digital optical audio output would work (from this TV) was to go to the menu, select audio and turn off the TV speakers. Basically, it had nothing to do with the technics receiver.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
Testimonial: "worked like a champ!"
Depending on if your surround system has a hdmi input or not. if it does you can connect the blu-ray player to it. If it doesn't have an hdmi input you will have to run the hdmi cable from the blu-ray to the tv then run a set of rca cables (red and white plugs) from the tv audio out to the surround systems' audio input jacks to get sound through the surround system. Most surround systems don't have an auxiliary input for another video device.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
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