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42PFL5532D/05 have just got a Philips Plasma 42PFL5532D/05. On Sky and my DVD I only get mono. Yet normal TV it goes stereo no problem. Both are connected to the TV by scart cables.

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  • Dynamix Jan 27, 2008

    I have a Philips 37PFL7662D/05. I too have a problem with sound. Built in Freeview & analogue is in stereo, but all inputs, scart, phono, aux etc are in MONO. I have tried scart outputs, audio outputs from both SKY & DVD, whose sound are perfect through a seperate surround sound amplifier, the tv is new and I have sent an email to Philips.



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Audio from an external input only shows as mono on the TV information display.

If you are only getting sound through one speaker of the TV, check the scart connections are all in fully, and straight.

If you are getting sound through both speakers, then the sound is stereo. Stereo only shows when there is a NICAM stereo sound source, which is only through analogue terrestrial TV.

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Hope this be of use/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

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