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Sound from Onkyo CD player well and fine. Then connected the Samsung DVD HT-Z310 to Video3 (L/R audio in, V-in from L/R Audio out and V-out of Samsung) but no sound or nor video on TV? Tried to fix it by changing cables but the problem still the same.

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What am I missing here?

There are a lot of models mentioned in this post. What are WE discussing?

* A Samsung HT-Z310 is a Home Theater System.

* An Onkyo TX-DS777 is higher-end AV Receiver that DOES have a Video 3 input which accepts composite video and analog audio.

* An Onkyo CD player is irrelevant to the TV sound in any scenario.

* Unnamed TV.

I don't see any path in your narrative that would carry audio TO the TV. Is there an unmentioned HDMI cable in here somewhere? I see no other audio outputs on the HTZ.

Are you running the HT-Z310 through an Onkyo receiver to somewhere (?) else?

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The fewer hops and inteconnects a given signal experiences between its source and your senses, the better. I always run the BEST video from any source to the TV first; the best Audio to the BEST audio electronics. If that helps.

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

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  • jun mango Apr 07, 2011

    Hi, thanks for the comments. It is a Samsung HT-Z210. The L/R Audio and Video-out is connected to the Onkyo TX-DS777's L/R Audio in and Video at the Video3 slot. The Onkyo's monitor out is connected to the Video-in of the Samsung TV. The TV displays the Onkyo's volume control movement indicator but no video image, no sound. The sound connection must be fine because the speakers sound good from the CD player connected to the Onkyo receiver. Joe, another wiz has suggested to connect the HT-Z210d to the Video 1 or 2 instead and then connect the Video 1 or 2 out of the Onkyo to the TV instead of the monitor out. The Samsung HT-Z210 has the HDMI but not used with the Onkyo Receiver. I welcome another option to solve this connection. I will work on the system this weekend. Thanks.

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    David Dunn Apr 07, 2011

    I still see no audio path from anything to the TV in your scheme. Monitor Out is just composite video. Testifying to the sound integrity by using CD as an example is irrelevant as it is NOT originating at the HT and it is not passing through the receiver, but terminates there.

    The intent is still unclear. Are you using the HT as a DVD source through the Onkyo to the TV? Where's the HDMI going? Have you considered traking it straight to the TV? The video will be much better and it WILL carry audio, too. You seem to by tying the DVD player down to standard composite video and 2-channel analog sound. The HT is NOT designed to be the multichannel sound source for anything but itself and a TV.

    Depending on your TV, you MAY be able to pull digital audio out from it (after the DVD player sends it there via HDMI) so you can hear it through the Onkyo.

    As I implied before, unnamed pieces shed no light on this scenario.

  • jun mango Apr 07, 2011

    OK your point on the monitor out to TV has nothing to do with the audio is well taken. I just can't remember but I thought the audio is connected to the Samsung but this I will check again this weekend when I get back to the system.

    Yes, the intention is to use the HT as a DVD source through the Onkyo to the TV. We wanted to use the Onkyo sound system to power the movies played via the HT on to the TV. Since the Onkyo has no HDMI, there was no intention to use it. Yes, the HT worked with the Samsung TV via the HDMI. I will try as suggested to re-connect the HT HDMI to the TV and then I will see if I can pull digital audio out of the TV to the Onkyo.

    All I have in the system is the Onkyo TX-DS777, HT-Z210, set of speakers connected to the Onkyo - NHT L/R Front Speakers, Center Speaker, PSB L/R Rear speakers, Solid Subwoofer, Onkyo DV-525 DVD player, Onkyo multi-CD player. The set of small HT-Z210 surround speakers are not intended to be used at this time.

  • David Dunn
    David Dunn Apr 07, 2011

    As I said, the Samsung is NOT intended to export its audio to anywhere better than itself. A decent DVD player is very cheap these days. Or invest in BluRay and REALLY enjoy the video.



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