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My TV is a Sony 46" XBR4 with a Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD Cable Box. The DVD player is a Sony Blu Ray, S560 Today, I connected my new Sony CT150 Soundbar. All Sony stuff - but can't get the sound bar to work. Right now, the TV is outputing its audio through its own speakers. I follwed the wiring diagram that came with the soundbar, but still nothing. My wife is watching the TV at the moment, so I can't screw with it, but one of the audio settings is sent to HDMI (if that is any help). At times I get audio from the BD player, but no picture. The remote for the soundbar has buttons for what appears to be two scenarios for a menu, but all I am getting is a line of info across the top of the woofer box. Bottom line: Only audio or nothing at all. What could possiblly be wrong? I figured with a 100% Sony installation, this would be a snap. Not so. Can you help me please? Adding to it all is I now have four remotes!

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  • Gary Oxner Nov 12, 2010

    With all due respect, I don't want to resort to the red/white/yellow connection. That sounds like something from about 30 years ago. This is going to be an HDMI all-the-way or I'll junk it. That said, I do appreciate your reply -- since I had nothing with the direction I was going. It's still prime time TV time, and told the wife the TV is hers until tomorrow morning. I'll work with your suggestions and if they work satisfactorly, I will Accept or Not then. I do understand the Cable-In for the DVD player though . . . . kinda like the days of the VCR. Regards, Gary.

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I looked at the requirements for your system.According to Sony,it needs to be connected to a SOURCE which is connected with HDMI.In other words,your DVD or Blue-ray needs to be connected HDMI to the TV,then you plug your Soundbar system into that audio's output SOURCE(DVD or blue ray).The SOURCE will get it's audio input from the TV,but the output goes to the CT150.I hope I explained it well enough.If you have any questions,just comment here before you approve/disapprove because that cuts off our link.I will get an autolink to your post and will reply ASAP. Greg With no picture on the blue-ray,I think you have some wrong connections too.I will have to find out how everything is hooked up and tell you what may be wrong.If you tell me,I can do it.Example,TV out to DVD in,DVD out to cable in,etc.I also would need to know if your DVD player is used for recording,whether DVD,VCR, or just plain incapable.

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  • Greg McCarthy Nov 12, 2010

    I thought a little more for a great example now.You have to run your outside cable to the cable box IN.Cable box OUT to DVD IN.DVD cable(and HDMI) out to TV IN.DVD AUDIO OUT to CT150 IN.You have to be able to change channels with your DVD.That is the SOURCE they require.Something other than the TV,which can change channels.I guess that would also be the definition of a SOURCE.Greg (Hope that helps for now).Your blue ray OUTPUT needs to be on other TV input yellow,red,white cords.Switch between the 2 by using the input select on your TV remote.It sounds confusing but just takes getting used to.

  • Greg McCarthy Nov 12, 2010

    Okay then you need to get both HDMI's to the TV.Either through input output to the DVD from the blue ray or from blue ray to the TV.That's all I have bro.Since it seems that makers didn't anticipate that for some reason,if we can somehow jointly patent that,we would be in the driver's seat,lol.About all you can do is switch the HDMI between the 2.I have seen alot of complaints and I don't think the site does refunds.Unsure.Good luck,Greg

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