Question about Philips (DBMMS171) Computer Speakers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the receiver is actually powering up but you are getting no sound, there are few basic things to check.
Check the audio connections on the back (speakers AND inputs) to make sure they are tight at both ends and undamaged. Go into the setup screen for the DVD player and make sure the audio settings are set for PCM output and that you are using a digital or optical audio cable. Then make sure you have the correct function selected on the receiver to match the inputs. If the receiver has a speaker test function, use it to see if there is any output from the speakers. Finally, make sure the volume is turned up and the mute button is off.
Otherwise, the amplifier may be faulty
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
Sure you can, Joel.
Put the speakers wherever they will go, and cut the wire from the speaker to whatever length you need to reach your wall terminals. Leave some slack so you can move the speakers if needed. Strip off whatever length of insulation you need to make the terminal connection. Note that the speaker wire will have some kind of polarity marking. There will be a colored stripe or other mark on the insulation, or the conductors themselves may be different colors (usually one wire is copper, and the other tinned so it's silver colored). It doesn't matter which you use for positive as long as you're consistent and use the same one for each speaker.
At the other end where the prewiring comes out for your home-theater system, splice the connector ends you cut off onto the installed wires, following the same polarity. I recommend using an appropriate size insulated **** splice to make the connection. The crimper and splices can be found at auto parts stores, Radio Shack or most hardware stores. It's quick, reliable and makes sure there are no bare wires to short out.
Plug the speakers into the system and you should be good to go. Whip up some popcorn and enjoy the show!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
1. Ensure the TV is set to "home" mode in the user menu. If set to "Shop" it will not retain audio settings change
2. verify that the Audio out from the PC is working. Use a set of headphones just to verify
3. Triple check that you have the audio input assigned to the correct HDMI input
4. after doing these if it still doesn't work, I would suspect the Software update had a side affect that phillips is not aware of. Since this function would probably be missed by Phillips software testers, it is highly likely that this is possible. Contact phillips and let them troubleshoot the problem with you. Let them know it happed after you did the update also and let them know that you have verified the audio out from the PC.
Posted on May 22, 2009
SOURCE: Speaker wire problem
Yes you can splice the ends onto the existing wires, but first make sure the ends are labeled + or - and make sure you hook the other ends to the speakers the correct way. Before you cut the connectors off of the speaker wires mark one of each of the pairs of the wires with tape, on each side of where you cut it so you can match the wires back up. Are the pre-wired, wires labeled + and -? or red and black? Or one of each pair is a different color wire ie silver and copper? If they aren't labeled its going to be hard to get the correct polarity (+ and -) for each speaker. I hope this helps post back if you have any problems.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
# 1 - You don't put phono plugs or jacks on to the speaker leads. You must have audio output jacks on your set in order to utilize surround sound. The only other way is if your using a cable box or vrc that has the audio output jacks. The way you just mentioned is the fastest way to blow your audio output ic's in the set.
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
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Connecting audio from TV
When connecting the audio output from your TV to this Home Theater Audio System, you will have the sound of the
TV output on all the speakers. It will enable you to enjoy the multi-channel surround sound capabilities.
Use an audio cable (red/white - not supplied) to connect the TV IN jacks on this DVD system to the AUDIO OUT
jacks on the TV. To listen to the sound, press TV on the remote control as the sound source that you want to play.
Connecting audio from an audio/video device
This DVD system provides analog and digital audio connection. You can connect the audio output from an
audio/video device (e.g. VCR, Cable/Satellite Box) to this Home Theater Audio System in order to enjoy the
multi-channel surround sound capabilities.
Use an audio cable (red/white - not supplied) to connect the AUX IN jacks on this DVD system to the AUDIO OUT
jacks on the connected device. To listen to the sound, press AUX/DI to select "AUX" as the sound source that
you want to play.
Use a coaxial cable (not supplied) to connect the DIGITAL IN jack on this DVD system to the DIGITAL OUT jack on
the connected device. To listen to the sound, press AUX/DI to select "DI" as the sound source that you want to play.
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