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Hello, I have the following : Panasonic full HD Plasma (TH 50PZ700A). Panasonic Blu-ray disc player. 700HD monster cable. For surround sound and home theatre: The panasonic DVD home theatre Sound Sysytem sc-tp860. To communicate with Blu-ray and Plasma I have the following cables. Digital optical cable (Interlink lightspeed 100) and 500HD monster cable. Objective is to play a disc on the blu-ray and have surround sound through the Home theatre System. Getting very confused. Which cable goes where? What settings do I need on the individual units. I have surround sound if I just play a disc or DVD on the home theatre system, but can't seem to achieve surround sound when I use the Blue-ray. Can anyone tell me what I need to do. E-mail marcus.akker@mac.com Kind regards - Marcus

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  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

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    Hello,

    I have the following :

    Panasonic full HD Plasma (TH 50PZ700A).
    Panasonic Blu-ray disc player.
    700HD monster cable.

    For surround sound and home theatre:
    The panasonic DVD home theatre Sound Sysytem sc-tp860.
    To communicate with Blu-ray and Plasma I have the following cables.
    Digital optical cable (Interlink lightspeed 100) and 500HD monster cable.

    Objective is to play a disc on the blu-ray and have surround sound through the Home theatre System. Getting very confused. Which cable goes where? What settings do I need on the individual units. I have surround sound if I just play a disc or DVD on the home theatre system, but can't seem to achieve surround sound when I use the Blue-ray. Can anyone tell me what I need to do. E-mail marcus.akker@mac.com

    Kind regards - Marcus

    Thanks ginko, but the speakers are already set to multi-channel not 2-channel. The HDMI audio is set to off as per manual. ( Because 700HDMI cable from blue -ray to Plasma & Optical digital audio from Blue-ray to DVD Home Theater Sound System). (500HDMI cable goes from Plasma to DVD Home Theater Sound System for viera link.)

  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

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    Hello,

    I have the following :

    Panasonic full HD Plasma (TH 50PZ700A).
    Panasonic Blu-ray disc player.
    700HD monster cable.

    For surround sound and home theatre:
    The panasonic DVD home theatre Sound Sysytem sc-tp860.
    To communicate with Blu-ray and Plasma I have the following cables.
    Digital optical cable (Interlink lightspeed 100) and 500HD monster cable.

    Objective is to play a disc on the blu-ray and have surround sound through the Home theatre System. Getting very confused. Which cable goes where? What settings do I need on the individual units. I have surround sound if I just play a disc or DVD on the home theatre system, but can't seem to achieve surround sound when I use the Blue-ray. Can anyone tell me what I need to do. E-mail marcus.akker@mac.com

    Kind regards - Marcus

    Thanks ginko, but the speakers are already set to multi-channel not 2-channel. The HDMI audio is set to off as per manual. ( Because 700HDMI cable from blue -ray to Plasma & Optical digital audio from Blue-ray to DVD Home Theater Sound System). (500HDMI cable goes from Plasma to DVD Home Theater Sound System for viera link.)
    Solution #1 posted on Jul 27, 2008


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    Verify that the settings on both the Blue Ray player
    and home theratere system is set to eighter DoblyDigital 5.1 or Dobly Digital 7.1

    Thanks for the light Darklord, but still in the dark.Both Blueray and DVD Theater Sound Systems are set to "Bitstream" which I gather is the same 5.1 channel data. There really is no communication between Plasma/Blue ray with the SC-PT860 DVD Home Theater sound System. Have I got the connections right? Please see above.

  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks votit! Certainly a very useful link. Have tried running the audio from Blue to Home theatre unit as well as Plasma to Home theatre unit. No joy. I can certainly play the Blue ray on the plasma no problem. I also have surround sound if I just play a disc on the DVD Home Theatre Sound System. I just can't seem to find a way of having surround sound using the Blue-ray. Is anyone familiar with these actual panasonic units and who can provide me with a basic step by step guide?

    Thanks for your time- Marcus

  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks Dave much appreciated! Sorry the DVD Home Theater sound systems is the SA-PT860. It does have a HDMI. I have an HDMI 500HD cable running from it to the plasma (HDMI connector 2) for the viera link process. I have the dig. optical running from the blue ray to theDVD Home Theater sound system, with the default for optical in et as "D-in" as per manual.

    The 700HD (HDMI) cable is going from the Blue-ray into the HDMI connector 1 in the plasma.

    No luck though. - Marcus

  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks ginko. The HDMI cable was off and turned it on. I can certainly play a DVD on the DVD home theatre sound system and have surround sound, easy! However when I want to use the Blue-ray and use theDVD home theatre sound system as an amp/receiver. No joy!

    Thanks again though- Marcus.

  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

    Hello Mike258 and thank you. My set up is different though in that I'm using another dvd player to act as the AV receiver. Interesting that they have the HDMI cable running from Blu-ray to AV Receiver. If I was to do the same there would be no point in getting a blu-ray player. I have the Panasonic blu-ray mod. DMP-BD30 if that's of any use.

    Thanks again - Marcus.

  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks for the hint s4u311. I will certainly do that if it can't be resolved. It just can't be this difficult. I went to 3 different audio department stores, who told me to get this set up, if I wanted a wireless back to front speaker system. There has to be a winning combination of settings that work. There has to be someone out there who knows what they are!

    - Marcus.

  • marcusakker Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks VOTIT! I'll go back to the store on Monday to check it out. Just about ready to take the lot back as well!!

    Thanks again- Marcus.

  • marcusakker Jul 28, 2008

    Thanks for the link ajkill. I actually have that manual, I obviously do not get the point. Rang the store today, followed their instructions......same old same, old story arghhhhh!! Having HD cable tv installed next week, hope they can work it out.

    Thanks for your efforts though. - Marcus.

  • marcusakker Jul 28, 2008

    Dear tech48. I checked everything once more and the settings are definitely as you say. There simply is no audio communication between the blu-ray and home theatre unit. Perhaps the dig optical cable is faulty. I have e-mailed panasonic consumer advice but do you think they have replied? N0! So if Blu-ray setting is ok and home theatre is ok, is there some mysterious setting on the plasma that needs to happen?

  • marcusakker Jul 28, 2008

    Darklord. Thanks for offering your time. The wiring is very simple with HDMI and Dig. Opt. cables. I don't need to draw a diag. There is only one HDMI out on the Blu-ray. The 700HD cable is going from it to HDMI1 on the plasma. On the home theatre unit there is also only one HDMI socket. From it runs the 500HD cable to HDMI2 on the plasma (I think this is for the viera functions). On the Blu-ray there is only one optical out socket and on the home theatre there is only one optical in socket. The Dig Optical cable is going into these for audio.

    Thanks once more - Marcus.

  • marcusakker Jul 28, 2008

    Thanks again tech48. Your efforts are much appreciated. Blu-ray settings are correct, no sound from the tv unless I change the settings back. I will try your other suggestion. Rather tired now though, will try again 2morrow!

    Kind regards- Marcus.

  • marcusakker Aug 01, 2008

    OK.........................so there are these tiny plastic see through protective covers on the end of the dig. optical cable which look part of the cable itself. You have to take these off! That way the cable will work!!!! The problem is finally fixed. Thank you to all for your input and advice! Can't believe what the problem was.

    With best wishes- Marcus

  • marcusakker Aug 01, 2008

    OK.........................so there are these tiny plastic see through protective covers on the end of the dig. optical cable which look part of the cable itself. You have to take these off! That way the cable will work!!!! The problem is finally fixed. Thank you to all for your input and advice! Can't believe what the problem was.

    With best wishes- Marcus

  • marcusakker Aug 01, 2008

    Like the good Darklord1 said, its the basic stuff that slipped, problem too simple to be considered. I appreciated everyone's input and suggestions, time and consideration. Apologies also for it being such a stupid mistake on my part! You provide an amazing service!

    A great big thanks- Marcus.

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Try to check the settings

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Dear sir/madam,

You need to think of the television and HT(IB) as separates- TV for video (picture) and HT for audio (sound).
Your cable box picture can run into the HDMI input on your plasma and the sound into an AUX or TV input on your HT; any spare input will do (digital if its available, otherwise use the two red and white analog cables).
If your HTIB has a built in DVD player, then the video from this would plug into another input on the TV, probably a component input (which is made up of three seperate cables).
The only thing to remember is you have to coordinate the switching between the two units so that the video and audio for each source matches.

Click this link for how to setup the Home theatre system and check for more details......


http://www.hometheaternetwork.com/

http://www.4electronicwarehouse.com/connectionguides/dvdplayers.html

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Please use this link and check for amplifier connection :
Download the user manual...

http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Video/Blu-ray-Disc-Players/model.DMP-BD10AK



Good luck....

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U need to go with a professinol tv reparier he will guide u batter

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    sandip panchal Jul 28, 2008

    or see the manual of your tv

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Hello Marcus,

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

The following link will be helpful. It contains a component wiring diagram (what goes to where and why) and the settings needed to perform specific functions (if you want to do this, then do that).

Blue-ray Surround Wiring

You will find it to be an excellent reference.

Please check it out and tell me what you think.

Mike

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You say you have the HDMI cable from the blue-ray to the TV. You also have an optical cable from the blue ray to the TV.

You need to connect the optical cable that comes from the blue-ray and connect it to the surround system. The optical is for audio only. I am not sure if the surround system you have has an HDMI connector, I don't think it does.

After you connect the optical cable from the blue-ray and then run it into the surround system, you must select the proper function on the surround system to listen to the blue-ray. Check your owners manual and make sure you know what function on the surround system is the default for the optical input and select that to listen to.

This should solve your problem, if not please respond back. If you could, please check the model number you listed as your surround receiver. I checked with Panasonics service website, and they do not have that model (sc-tp860) number listed. I think you may have the sc-ht860 system. It would be helpful to be certain what surround system you are using, but I think that if you just change the optical from going into the TV and go into the surround system, it will solve your problem.

Dave

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    Dave DeGain Jul 27, 2008

    There are several different ways to connect the audio of your blue-ray player to the surround system.



    You have a problem with the audio output of the blue-ray player because the HDMI cable is already connected to the TV and it has audio on it as well and the blue-ray HDMI audio is set to "ON" . Your blue-ray player has a setting for the HDMI audio and the video. If you want to use the optical output of the blue-ray player you must select the HDMI audio of the blue-ray player to "off". You can still leave the HDMI video of the blue-ray player to "on", but you will not get audio from the optical with the HDMI of the blue-ray player with the HDMI audio set to "on". This should solve your problem, I just looked it up on the operating manual I got from the Panasonic service website for authorized service centers.



    You have the optical cable connected to the surround system, and set to "D-in" as per manual, but are you selecting the function that is assigned to the optical input?



    Your surround system can be set for several different functions, such as: tuner, DVD, AUX, Video 1, and so on. You must select the correct function that has been assigned to the optical D-in.



    Please let me know if this solves your problem, it should fix it for you and if that is the case, a "FixYa!" rating would be the correct rating for this information.



  • Dave DeGain
    Dave DeGain Jul 28, 2008

    Nothing on the plasma settings will cause the surround unit to have no audio when you have the audio going to the surround unit first.



    Since you have the HDMI cable connected to the plasma from the blue ray player, do you get sound from the plasma when using the blue ray player?

    If you do get sound from the plasma when using the blue-ray, you have the HDMI set up wrong in the blue ray player as I mentioned in my last post.



    You may want to pull all the cables out and start over from scratch. It may be the quickest way to get things operational for you.



    There is a way to connect everything and then get sound from the TV and/or the surround system. This is a way you could use either one and would not be restricted to using just the TV or just the surround system.



    Connect all of your equipment to the TV first with audio and video going to the TV. Verify that all of your stuff is getting picture and sound to the TV and you can listen to it and watch it.



    After that, just connect the audio "OUTPUT" RCA jacks from the TV to the surround system on any one of the available RCA "INPUTS" for the surround system.



    This would let you listen to the surround system when you wanted the surround system, and you would not need to change the function on the surround system for the different things connected. You would always just be listening to whatever you are seeing on the TV. You would need to change the input to the TV to change what you are watching, instead of changing the input of the surround system.

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Verify that the settings on both the Blue Ray player
and home theratere system is set to eighter DoblyDigital 5.1 or Dobly Digital 7.1

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  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 28, 2008

    Can you post a diagram or picture pf your current wireing ?

    if i see it i might be able to help, ,,you can post it here or click Asm Me under my name and post it there..

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 28, 2008

    The problem exiest between your blue ray and home thearatre,, we just need to know what exactly

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 28, 2008

    please check the wireing again, insure that the Audio Output from the BlueRay is Connected to the Input of the hometheatere,

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Aug 01, 2008

    yeah no problem

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Aug 01, 2008

    its the basic stuff that slippled ,, something like that, it was to simple to even be considered :)

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Check the sound settings on the blue ray, it is probably set to use two speakers, ensure you set it to surround.

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    Ginko Jul 27, 2008

    You are using 500HD monster cable, then turn on HDMI audio once the cable is connected.

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