I had some work done on my house and had the cables channel into the wall, so that the wires were hidden. the scart lead for the Sky and the HDMI for the sourround sound DVD, Well the HDMI lead was not long enough so i purchased a SLX 2 way gold home selector, fitted it all together and it does not work, can you help me please? Rob.
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Re: HDMI not working
It is possible that one or more cables were damaged or are defective. You will will have to test everything with an independent set of cables, and substitute to find the defective ones. This also included testing the selector box.
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Forgive on this one but I do not have a soundbar but wonder if it has any other connections like phono for input as to me hdmi would be a strange choice. Hdmi leads are mostly alike in they are fully wired and carry a wire which directs a device to listen to it when turned on, also some hdmi sockets (like the old scart) are blessed with options.
Some may be input only while others set for in and out so it may be worth swapping connections on your TV to see if this changes the habit, though for me I would look to see if this soundbar has other sockets to use like phono (same with your TV if it has phono or scart socket options). Your TV instructions may show their ideal connection setup, otherwise you will have to shutdown your other item to stop it commanding the TV to switch through its sound. This "problem" is an old one with people using scart leads then I used to cut pin 8 (its control wire handing the descision to a user) but this new lead combo I do not know.
Buy 2 hdmi leads and use one to connect sky TV decoder to the hdmi 1 socket on the back of the TV and if your DVd recorder has an hdmi socket attach it to hdmi 2 or leave it on the scart socket
as you don't name your dvd recorder the connections available are unknown
hdmi is the best followed by component which requires a 3 cable lead 3 video (video is red green blue plugs ) audio is red and white which is a 2 wire lead which all are needed to get video and audio to your TV
scart is the lowest quality along with composite video
Not sure what you mean by "optical connection" but you need to connect your SkyHD box to your TV using both HDMI and SCART cables. Your Sky HD box will then send the signal via the HDMI cable for the HD channels and the SCART cable for the SD channels.
all you have to remember is out of one into the other IF got Ariela on house that goes into sky then out of sky in to DVD recorder and out of that and into tv
on back of sky hd if you are going to use HDMI cable put cable into sky box and other end into tv ( you will have ot put tv on HDMI input/source)
or use scart lead in stead THIS DEPENDS ON HOW YOU WANT TO CONNECTPLAYSTATION everything else is colourcoded
all you need to do is plug the power in, put the scart lead into the back of your Pioneer tv, the other end of your scart into the bottom scart of your sky box named TV.
you will also need to connect the sky cable to the box to receive your signal. its a F type connector ie it screws on.
The other cable you have with the 6 push in coloured leads they are Component cable and the red and white ones are Audio cables. You will not need these cable unless your sky box is a HD box then i would suggest you get a HDMI cable instead of using component (less cables showing) dont be fooled into buying gold plated HDMI cables as they do not make any difference to the picture Quality as the back of the sky box is alley and so is the telly. So please dont waste your money on that type of cable.
I am a sky engineer (not a subby)
the reason this does not come on straight away is because a Scart lead send power upto your telly when it is turned on. Telling the telly that this is what you want.
Unfortunately HDMI does not send power upto the telly. There are ways around this. ON Samsung, Panasonic and Lg tellys you can go into a secret menu and apply something called HOTEL MODE this allows you to change the av input so it would automatically come on your hdmi 1,2,3, etc
In your case follow my instructions below
go to the hdmi you are using for your Hd
on the sky remote
Press SELECT and GREEN until LED flashes twice.
Press HELP then SELECT and the LED will flash Twice. what this mean is when you press your Sky button, tv guide, services or interactive button to turn the sky on this will automatically change your av/source on your telly to the sky HD for you