Hey there, hope someone can help. Had my Home Cinema for bout 2 years now and has always been fine. Recently though, when I insert a DVD or run the sound from my Xbox through it, it intermitantly cuts to 'Headphone Theatre' mode and randomly switches back to normal sound fields and then back again. I don't even have a pair of headphones so the jack socket is always empty. I don't really want to pay £60 to Sony for the privlige of being told it was dust inside the box, or something similar. Any help will be gratefully appreciated.
THE SOLUTION KINDLY POSTED BY MARK TO A PREVIOUS PROBLEM SHOULD FIX THE SOUND ON THIS ONE AS IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THERE ARE INHERENT PROBLEMS WITH THIS MODEL AND THE SOUND OUTPUT
Problem:posted by johnny 5 on Sep 02, 2006Report abuse
Have had this sys for about 2 years and recently moved it to another room but when re-installed it would only play through the headphones.
Moved it back to its original position but it hasn't corrected the problem.
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Hi I've just fixed this problem on my DAV S400. It's down to dry joints on the Amp PCB. Very simple to fix if you know how to works a screwdriver and soldering iron!
Take the cover off and with the back of the unit facing you, you'll see teh amp PCB in the left hand corner to the back. At this time its the wrong way up to fix it so you'll have to remove the Ariel connection box and the speaker connection PCB both are very easy to do. Lay these out of harms way but do not disconnect any of their ribbon cables as its not needed. Now you can unscrew the amp PCB which is bellow both boards you have just removed. Disconnect the phono wire from the PCB (keep a note of that) and disconnect the power lead to the PCB on the right. Up turn the PCB and remove the copper heat sheild. You should now find the dry joints. The phono plug you just disconnected fits into a multi socket on the PCB. This will probably be loose or have more than one dry joint. Re-solder all these making sure not to link any together. Now find the large brown capacitor and check these joints and if needed re-solder. Check for any other dry joints while at this stage if any look slightly poor give them a quick dab with the soldering iron but make sure you don't fry a chip!!. Re-assembele remebering to reconnect the phono wire. I allways check before putting the case back on. This worked for my S400 after my 18 month old got hold of it. Good luck!
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Generally speaking, if your Home Cinema system is able to pass-thru video as well as audio, you'll want to take the HDMI cable from the XBOX video out, into the Home Cinema system's input (any HDMI input should be fine), and then run the HDMI video out to your projector. Any other devices you want to be able to project as well (DVD/BluRay, PC, Cable, Satellite, etc.) would also be plugged into the Home Cinema system as "in" devices, like the XBOX.
When you want to display one of those devices, you would select that "in" port's input name in the Home Cinema system (for example, if the XBOX is connected to the HDMI in that is labeled "aux", you will switch the cinema system to Aux Input, and the projector should immediately begin getting the signal from the theatre system. To switch to another device, you simply change the Input channel on the Home Cinema.
The audio also, providing the device (the XBOX) can carry it on the HDMI cable, will also be delivered to the Home Cinema. Some devices cannot carry sound on HDMI (though many can). For those, you will need to run an HDMI cable for the video, and also an optical cable or other type of audio-only cable, for its audio. You do not need to run an audio cable to the projector though, as the projector is only for video. The Home Cinema will take care of the sound itself.
hey there apologies i dont have a solution and i have the same system and live in SA as well with the same problem as you..i did want to find out though if u had any problems with your system after a software update? i updated my software and ever since my disc tray doesnt open enough to insert a disc.. thanks..will let u know if i find a region hack for it
There are two things that I can suggest.
1-Test your optical cables to make sure they a good on a known working source because they are very fragile and break very easily.
2-Try to eliminate the use of optical output from tv to receiver. There may be a problem from the HDMI to optical conversion at the tv. Instead, try running the audio directly from the source to the receiver, and let the tv deal with video input only.
Hope this helps,
Had a similar problem mate. I solved it by connecting the tv to the PT460 system with a scart lead. You then have to have the AV channel selected on the PT460 system to listen to the tv. You will always have to have the AV channel on the PT460 selected to listen to any sound transmitted through the tv - be it playstation/xbox or any other device that you may connect in the future with HDMI leads or otherwise. Hope this helps
Hello, Please download Instruction Manual of DAV-DZ260 from Sony Support and go to page 25 and select appropriate sound option. The disc in player doesn't match with current sound selection thats why you hear muffled sound. Thank you.
do have sound and picture at same time you will need a fibre optical cable, you connect that from your cinema system to your tv. then you need to set your cinema system to digital input or fibre optic or check by pressing aux on your remote and see which is the right one. i am not familier with panasonic as i have samasung.
When I purchased the television iI was told that I would only need a HDMI cable to connect the devices together, this is not true as the HDMI only provides 1 way transmission, to get the sound to go from the television back to the home cinema you need to use either a Phono Lead or Optical lead, plug them in and Hey Presto it works.
a good way to go is to connect the home cinema kit staight to the tv though phono leads, see if your tv has a phono in and out this must not be a av socket. you should then connect it in to your cinema kit so what ever you watch comes though ur cinema system