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No sound when using dish or regular tv

I recently bought a phillips surround sound from a friend. It has 6 speakers. I have 1 cable to hook to the back of the tv. I get sound when playing a movie in the cd player but no sound when watching regular tv or satellite. any help would be appreciated

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  • idg45 Feb 27, 2008

    My tv-set is a Toshiba, about 3 yr old

  • Mindaugas Andrikis May 11, 2010

    what is the model of your tv-set?
    maybe there is some other way tp connect it through..

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This may be old news but just in case ...

Typically you need to consider the surround system as the central point for sound distribution (and in newer receivers, the distribution point for video signal as well). So you need to think of your TV and Satellite as sound sources and connect them to the IN side of your surround sound system. From the back of your TV then, look for the Audio OUT (commonly Red for right and White (or black) for Left. Connect these to the IN on the back of the surround system. Likewise for your satellite box. Then make sure you select the appropriate source on the surround system. If the system supports the video signal, you can route that as well. Beware that you'll need some sort of simulation (provided by the Phillips unit) to upconvert stereo to surround ... check the manual online. If you post model numbers for the Phillips and satellite units, we might be able to direct you more specifically (provided we can find manuals online)

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