I have the same problem. haven't tried the fix yet, but someone recommend connecting the two pronged power cord to an adapter that switches it to a 3 pronged (adds the ground prong). i guess the adapters are less than a dollar and can be bought at most places.
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i didnt tell you how to connect your subwoofer to your tv,i told you how to connect the audio unit to your tv,the 5 speakers AND the subwoofer connect to the surround sound audio unit,you DO NOT CONNECT SPEAKERS DIRECTLY TO TV.,
The Jamo speakers need an AV Receiver to drive them properly. The TV doesn't have the correct outputs nor does it have the power required.
The Jamo kit consists of a powered subwoofer ans 5 small surround speakers. Each surround speaker needs to be powered by the speaker output from an an AV Receiver. The subwoofer should also be connected to the receiver, but the connection is a phono/RCA lead from the receiver's "Sub Out" socket.
Your TV connects to the AV receiver via the Optical out.
I am not sure what the extra lead is for. The instruction book should make it plain how it should be connected. If you have no instructions perhaps they can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website.
My 5:1 speaker system is prewired and has only one audio in lead and a socket for the power supply. The audio lead of such speaker systems is generally equipped with a 3.5mm stereo jack plug intended to be used in the headphone socket of computers, tv's, radios and anything with a headphone socket, even phones.
Once you are certain the speakers are properly connected they should work if there is audio present at the headphone socket of the Mac. A known pair of headphones can be used to test this and conversely the speakers could be tested by plugging them into any other known good audio source.
The presence of an RCA or phono plug/lead is confusing as these aren't usually associated with active speaker systems for computer and general use but rather for more serious audio such as connections between an amplifier and peripherals or cinema surround sound. Such a system probably wouldn't be suitable for use with a computer...
if you do not have the digital hook up from the tv to the reciever
then you will not get the subwoofer sounds or the dolby digital sounds
if you don't have this on your tv then just turn off the dolby digital when watching the tv , and you should be able to hear the subwoofer thru the virtual surround sound
hope this info is worth a fixya and if you need other help then just ask me and
i'll be glad to help
You need two more speakers to get surround sound,ie> two front one center and two for surround,then you need a home cinema amp to run the speakers and decode the sound from your tv,sky,dvd etc,and the sub gives you your bass.
To upmix 2-channel sound (such as that in a TV broadcast) into 5.1 sound, press AMP and then SUR. DECODE until "PL II Movie" is displayed. This will give you "cinema-like" surround sound from a 2-channel source.
You can also assign this to one of your "Scenes" by following the procedure for scene assignment on page 26 of your manual.