Hey experts -- my TV is having some audio issues. From normal cable via coax,TV volume has to be increased to full to hear even the slightest bit of audio. When using the DVD player through a standard Red/White/Yello RCA cord, volume works fine. Any suggestions?
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Re: TV sounds is very low
The following pertains to most sets of this type. I am speaking generaly and not model specific.
The fact that you can have sound from a direct baseband source, tells me that the fault is in the sound demodulation areas.
If you can have a cable TV box with A/V output to the TV, then the set would not be dependent on the tuner and sound demodulator. You would also have a nicer cable picture and better sound than what its tuner can do.
Before worrying or going drastic, check that the set is not in the SAP mode. It must be in the MAIN or Stereo mode. You will need the original factory remote to verify this.
In the IF module there is a sound demodulator circuit. If I remember correctly, this set may have another daughter board or another circuit area for the stereo processing.
I have had a number of sets come in for audio failure. In most cases we replaced the IF module to fix the fault. In some cases it is possible to service the module, but this is difficult without having the proper setup to troubleshoot and service it.
After the IF module is replaced, the AGC setup has to be performed. There is reference in the service manual for the setup of the AGC.
You may find it more feasible to have a Sony service tech service the set. This way you don't have to start buying modules and parts to try.
It may be cheaper and better for you to get a cable box for your cable service, and feed the set A/V baseband from the box.
With the advent of the new LCD and Plasma technology, you may want to put the repair cost in to a new and better set!!!
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my experience says that the VCR/DVD recorder does NOT has a volume setting inside. Cables may be bad or connected to wrong input but most likely, the TV has a setting for the volume for any source and that is probably set to mid-range like on a PC sound control panel. Go the audio setup on the TV and see if you can adjust the level for each input.
It sounds like you've done quite a bit of troubleshooting, which I applaud you for doing. Have you tried power cycling the TV? Simply turn off the TV, unplug it (and any components connected to it), then plug it back in and turn it on after a minute. See if this corrects the issue. If it doesn't, then I would recommend calling our Product Support team to schedule repairs at: U.S., Canada, & Puerto Rico - 1-800-305-2204 Mexico - 1-888-882-7326 daily from 7 am - 12 am CT.
You don't need to send audio TO a TV. I's a TV, not a source of anything. Many of us use monitors (no TV speakers). The Bose speakers are presumably superior to the TV speakers so whatever the TV is watching (cable/sat/dvd) shuld have its own audio.
If your TV does not have any audio output jacks, you can connect the CineMate™ speaker
system to the audio output jacks of another source, such as a DVD player or cable/satellite
box. However, you will hear sound only from the connected source through your CineMate
You may have tried this, but when you hook up audio out from TV to audio in on reciever, did you try the different input options for the reciever. Often times, audio in is an aux1 or aux2 setting on the receiver. If it is working with the DVD player, it is functional, you just have to get the wires hooked up and get the reciever on the correct setting. Also, even if you have TV audio out correctly configured to audio in AND on the correct input setting, the TV volume will have to be UP as well as the receiver volume. NOT ALL THE WAY UP (you'll blow your speakers), but up about 25% for you to hear it.
I would suggest that you smash
Philips HTS w/a hammer!
I had better sound from TV alone! Only 2 speakers put out sound from TV. Recordings from DVR can not be heard very well w/all volumes at max. System sucks! You get what you pay for! $2500 LCD TV sounds worse w/Philips HTS than my son's $300 TV! ALL cables hooked up as instucted!!!!
Yes, the dynamic range on DVD's is enough to cause the high and low passages to be somewhat annoying but, sounds more like a movie theater. This kind of dynamic range showed up first on Beta HiFi and VHS HiFi VCR's because of thier range as well. If there is a feature in your audio menus on your TV such as "audio expansion, SRS, Wide mode, etc." turn it off and let the audio be processed without expansion of any kind as that will amplify your dynamic range alot more.
The lock up issue could be something Philips is aware about and if under warranty contact them. Otherwise not much you can do except manke sure the voltage going to the TV is failry stable between 110 volts and 120 volts. Sometimes dramatic drops and or increases can cause lock up or confusion to the microprocessor in the TV.
There may be an audio adjustment in the dvd player that wasenr set up at the factory correctly. depending on how old the unit is I would contact the manufacturer and see if its under the factory warranty as you DO NOT wanna go inside and start turning controls as this will or could throw the entire alighnment out of the dvd player. I(f theres no warrantee then you could ask them if theres an audio output adj and what the pot # was. Or else your gonna need to get a service manual and throw ya back a few bucks. But my guess is that if you bug the service guys enough they will tell you where the adjustment is. Good luck