Question about LG 1000W XM-Ready 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System with 5-Disc Upconvert DVD/CD Player

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Sound with television

When i watch a dvd the sound works fine but when i press the simplink buttion and try to use the hometheater with tv programs the sound doesnt

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  • kerih Aug 30, 2008

    Yep, we have the same probem with our LG HT903TA, we purchased the unit to get surround sound from our new new LG plasma hd and foxtel hd. The manual instructs for 5.1ch ez set-up - to connect the unit's optical in jack to the jack on optical out of our tv, did that; no sound! When playing a dvd in the unit, crisp, wonderful surround sound but when we watch tv or foxtel hd - only the two front speakers give out sound, that sucks! Cannot find a solution, very disapppointed.

  • snarkyroxy Jan 03, 2009

    Same problem here. Can't get surround on the TV or on the LG blu-ray player which came packaged with the HT903TA!! Only comes out through front-center, left and right speakers (no subwoofer either from what I can tell).

    Had it all professionally installed by the shop I purchased it from (along with the plasma TV) so I assume everything is plugged in correctly via HDMI, optical audio etc.

    Not so fussed about surround while watching TV, but it's ridiculous to only have 2.1 channels on the blu-ray!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    connect optical from set top box to home theatre system



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On the LG DVD remote press the VSM button (just to the right of the volume button) until PL II MOVIE is displayed on the DVD front panel. This will send sound to the back speakers as well as the front.

(I still don't think this is true 5.1ch surround sound however but the cloestest I've been able to get)

BTW you'll need to have an optical audio cable connecting the Plasma / LCD and the DVD. DVD input will need to be set to AUX OPT.

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I have the same problem, has anyone found a solution?

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