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I bought an Onkyo Theater system and hook it up according to directions. I can not get sound to work, I think it has to do with my TV settings. I have a TH-P50S10P tv.

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  • jed_figg1 May 27, 2011

    I have hooked up the Onkyo system HT-R980 as in their manual. The receiver manual states that I should see an On screen display on my TV to set my HDMI input. I do not get the display on my TV



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No, the tv settings have nothing to do with it since the sound would go thru the Onkyo whatever the settings if the connections were done correctly - using the optical cable between the tv and the receiver. In the Onkyo the only thing you should do is to set the correct source - the optical input in which the cable is plugged in.
But if you are planning to use the Onkyo for the sound coming thru from another source, as in a dvd player, then you must set it accordingly (use the correct input connectors and select them as source) and connect the tv in the correct output.

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  • Azrael SRL May 27, 2011

    That is the AV input setting , the tv would detect it automatically when active and switch to it by itself. Since you have the image then it was correctly detected - the sound is not there because the output HDMI connector (the one on the right , with the white color around it) from the Onkyo is a monitor one only = it only transmits the video, the sound should be processed and emitted by it, the receiver. You need to connect the cables correctly and then select the correct input in the Onkyo - there is the problem, not in the tv. There is a special setting that would allow the output connector to receive the sound from the tv, but your tv doesn't support that so if you want to hear the sound received by the tv you must connect a separate optical cable and select it as source.



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