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No external sound

My system does not sound with external sources (Aux, Cable-Sat, VCR and TV)
With Stored Music and CD-DVD player there is no problem.

Please.... help!!!

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Re: No external sound

Try power cycling (unplug power from rear, wait 20 seconds and the power back up). As far as the left side audio problem, confirm you do not have the left analog input (white) plugged into the device digital input which is located below the right (red) input jack. The Left input jack is above the right input jack.

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Why? no sound from the speskers at all.

There are a few things that could cause no sound and although some are obvious I'll got through them all..

1) Sound is on Minimum

2) Sound is Muted

3) No Power to Subwoofer

4) Speakers connected Incorrectly or Faulty

5) No AUDIO IN connections to TV-IN or AUX-IN

6) Incorrect Input Source is Selected (See Below)

Connecting audio from TV

When connecting the audio output from your TV to this Home Theater Audio System, you will have the sound of the

TV output on all the speakers. It will enable you to enjoy the multi-channel surround sound capabilities.

Use an audio cable (red/white - not supplied) to connect the TV IN jacks on this DVD system to the AUDIO OUT

jacks on the TV. To listen to the sound, press TV on the remote control as the sound source that you want to play.

Connecting audio from an audio/video device

This DVD system provides analog and digital audio connection. You can connect the audio output from an

audio/video device (e.g. VCR, Cable/Satellite Box) to this Home Theater Audio System in order to enjoy the

multi-channel surround sound capabilities.

Use an audio cable (red/white - not supplied) to connect the AUX IN jacks on this DVD system to the AUDIO OUT

jacks on the connected device. To listen to the sound, press AUX/DI to select "AUX" as the sound source that

you want to play.


Use a coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the DIGITAL IN jack on this DVD system to the DIGITAL OUT jack on

the connected device. To listen to the sound, press AUX/DI to select "DI" as the sound source that you want to play.

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Are you tired of trying to remember what input on the Home Theater / Surround Sound Receiver goes with the Input on the TV? Wife fussing at you that the TV is too confusing? Here is a simple way to set up your connections.<br /><br /> <ol> <li>Connect each of your devices ( ie. Cable box, Game Sytem, VCR, ETC) to the inputs on your TV.</li> <li>Locate the AUDIO OUT on the back of the TV.</li> <li>Connect a cable from the AUDIO OUT on the TV to the TV/AUX INPUT on the back of the Home Theater.</li> <li>If the Home Theater has a DVD player built in then connect the Video out (either Component or HDMI or standard Video out) to the TV.</li> <li>When not watching a DVD (if equipped), keep the Home Theater tuned to AUX/TV for the source.</li></ol>The advantage of this set up is that whatever input you tune the TV to will then play through the Home Theater speakers without having to change the source on the Home Theater.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-style: italic;">NOTE: Turn the volume all the way down on the TV to avoid distortion due to the slight delay between the TV and Home Theater Audio.<br /><br /></span></span> Hope this tip is helpful for many of you.<br />Robert<br />

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How do I connect my 42" Vizio HD TV to my

You could just source the audio from whatever external source you're watching (BD,DVD, Cable, SAT) directly and digitally to the Panasonic. The TV doesn't need to be an active player in the audio chain. Some have NO audio capabilities at all yet we manage. Treat it as the end of the chain, not a link.

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Do you mean from a tv program? You have to have the device such as a cable box or sat go through the dvd player by an input cable such as composite, componet or through hdmi. Then select the aux or aux input using the input buttons.

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I have a new 52" Samsung HD TV with a new Sony Blue Ray player and a Shaw PVR cable box all connected with HDMI cabes. I also have a older digital RCA model RTDVD1 sound system with no HDMI connection and...

I have the same situation....what I have done is connected my Blue ray to the TV via the HDMI connection and the audio to the RTDVD1 via an Optical cable. I find this is the best connection and sound reproduction so far. The input of the RTDVD is the SAT/Optical input and then switch the source to SAT/OPT. You will have to make adjustments in the BlueRay player's audio setup to enable the 5.1 DB digital sound etc.

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I have the RCA RT2500 model and I am looking for directions to connect tv, DVD, gaming, Cable Box, etc are there anywhere on line I can find it? thank you

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Can only get the dvd player to use the surrond system

This is going to be a bit tricky with this model, since either your Cable or Sat box will need a Digital Audio Out, and you will need to purchase a Digital Audio cable. If your sat box has a digital audio out, connect a digital audio cable from the sat box to the digital audio in on the back of the Samsung. Then connect a red and white AV composite cable from an available audio out on the back of the cable box to the "Aux In 2" on the back of the Samsung - this may only allow stereo sound, however.

Your absolute best bet (and the simplest connection) will depend on whether your TV has a SPDIF OUT or Digital Audio Out (they are roughly the same). If your TV has a Digital Audio out, connect a digital audio cable from the TV to the Digital Audio IN of the Samsung. Now you will get sound from any cable, sat, or any other type of box that is connected to your TV.

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Only sound for cd/dvd

Could be damaged cable between the media centre and bass module (check along cable length for damage, kinks or at DIN plug ends for bent/damaged pins), faulty media centre (unlikely) or fault in the bass module....

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Wiring with a sattelite receiver and new Samsung TV

Nope RamaTheMan - you are incorrect! No way to get an actual surroundsound from your TV on this turd - this came straight from the Samsung FAQ -

"You cannot get surround sound from your television. On the other hand, if your television has audio output jacks you can connect your TV or Set Top Box to your Home Theater System and get stereo sound (that is, sound from the left and right speakers of your Home Theater System only).
To connect your TV or STB audio output jacks to your Home Theater System and get stereo sound, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off your TV and Home Theater System.
  2. Connect the Audio Out jacks on your TV to the External Audio Input jacks on the back of your Home Theater System. The External Audio Input connectors are typically labeled AUX IN. Note: There are usually two pairs of Audio Input jacks, AUX 1 and AUX 2. Each pair has a jack for the left audio input and the right audio input. Often, there are two Video AUX IN jacks as well. You can plug the audio cables into either audio AUX 1 or AUX 2. See the following diagram.
  1. Turn on your TV and Home Theater System.
  2. Press the Function Button on the front panel of your Home Theater System until the display on your Home Theater System shows AUX 1 or AUX 2.
For advanced installation, if you are using a High Def STB, you can connect an OPTICAL connection from the STB to the HTS. This is a specified cable that must be purchased separately.
In either instance, you must then set the HTS to its auxiliary input. (i.e AUX 1, AUX 2, DIGITAL IN) in order to get the sound from the HTS.
Note: If your television does not have Audio Out jacks, you may be able to get stereo sound by attaching the Audio Out jacks on your VCR to either the AUX 1 or AUX 2 audio inputs on your Home Theater System. If you attach your VCR to AUX 1 or AUX 2, you will have to tune your television to channel 3 or 4, and then tune to the station you want to watch on your VCR."

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