When with virgin i had suround sound when watching tv but not with sky? engineer from sky said when instaling sky that i would need a optical cable but my sony cd/dvd player dvp-ns400d does not have a outlet. my tv is a sony bravia,please can you help
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Re: no suround when watching tv with sky + box,
You will need a DVD player with an optical output, as the sky engineer said. A Co-axial S/PDIF output could also work if your surround sound has that input, however not all units transmit surround encoded sound through the Co-Axial output. Only option really is to upgrade if that doesn't work
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Mate does your sky box have a volume control as well as your television, I have a sky box(fox-tel)with volume control as well as the television volume control.... I have the television volume up full and control the volume through my sky box(fox-tel).... Hope this helps... CHEERS...
Firstly, is the scart lead plugged in fully? Does it get the sound or nothing? Is the recorder sitched to the correct input? It may be trying to pull a signal from the TV which may not be passing through the picture from the sky box. Also, is the scart lead fully wired? Some only work one way so try spinning it round between the recorder and sky box.
One of the way to connect the whole system is using only HDMI cable version 1.3a. There is audio return channel built into the cable.So you do not have to connect the optic cable. Sky box to TV using HDMI LG HT805 to TV using HDMI. Even the Sky box audio will come back to the LG-HT through the audio return path.
If you have two scart sockets on your tv,then connect a scart from av1 on the dvd into the tv,then connect a scart from the sky box into av2 on the dvd,your recording channel on the dvd will be av2.
If you only have on socket on the tv,then connect a scart from av1 on the dvd into the sky box,your recording channel will be av1,connected like this you may have to turn off the sky to watch dvd`s.
You won`t get round the scan without an aerial.You still can set a recording as long as you set the recording channel as av2.Make sure the scart lead is fully in on dvd and tv,this can lead to no pic but sound,or sound no pic
on the back of your sky box there are two scart ports. one says tv and the other video.
from the sky box connect a scart from the tv port to the back of your tv.
from the DVD connect a scart from that to the video scart port on the back of your sky box.
now when you turn your DVD player on it will override the sky and come through on your telly without having to change the scarts around.
what i would like you to do now. is get an RF lead. ( aerial lead) plug this into the RF out socket on the back of your sky box either one will do ie RF out 1 or 2 makes no difference.
Then plug the other end into the back of your Tv if you have an aerial cable coming into your home then simply plug this straight into the aerial port on the back of your sky box.
The last thing your going to have to do now is tune your telly in. if you click on channel 6 on your telly then go to menu, setup, and manual tune.. A good tip for you put your sky on the TV GUIDE screen this will make life easier for yourself as you will know its the sky channel.
once you find it STORE.
now when you turn your dvd player on if you select channel 6 you will now have the sky channel so you can record whatever you like