Can I connect a mini plug DIGITAL audio source into these?
I've been assigned the duty of fixing a problem for my great aunt. She recently purchased a small flat panel TV for herself - the problem; the tiny speakers in it aren't loud enough for her to hear well. There are not many outputs on this unit (her new TV) - only one mini round (1/8", I believe)jack spot labeled "Digital audio output" for the audio. Would these speakers be a viable solution, in other words, can I connect them to the mini jack digital audio output from a TV set to create some volume for my dear but almost deaf aunt? Would there be a more economical solution?
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These speakers would work great. First question is: Do you already own these speakers, or would you be buying them? If you already own them, then yes, use them, if not, a more economical solution would be the Bose Companion 2 speakers here: http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIEW_PRODUCT_PAGE_EVENT&product=companion2_multimedia_index
These are about half the price, and have exceptional clarity for someone like your aunt. They also will allow her flat panel TV to plug and play very easily.
Please let us know if you need any additional information.
Best regards and kudos for helping your aunt out!
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There might be several problems. As the projector has component only connections and the DVD player none, then if the Receiver has component out, you can hook it up to that. If the receiver has HDMI inputs then you can connect the DVD player via the HDMI socket to it. The Coax sockets on the DVD player will be for sound. Number one should be connected to Digital coax 1 and assigned for it.
It's possible that the sound on the DVD player is switched off on the coax or has the wrong format selected. You will need to see the player's menu for this, so if you can't see the screen using the projector, connect a TV instead.
However if the receiver has no component out and no HDMI sockets you will have real problems connecting the DVD and using the projector with it. Though you should be able to hear the sound via the Denon.
This may require quite a bit more info. Verify that there are no shorts in the speaker connections to the Denon - it has a short detection circuit that will shut down the audio amps in the event of a short. If you are using optical or coaxial digital input for you audio - verify that the correct digital input has been assigned to the component selected on the Source Select dial: Menu > Source Select > Assign > Digital. If this is an HDMI connection go into the HDMI setup menu and select Audio: AMP: Menu > Manual Setup > HDMI Setup > Audio > AMP. If it is set to TV the audio passes through the AMP without being decoded and goes to the TV instead: there is no 'Both' setting.
I understand, it's something I've misunderstood on my denon avr-790 as well when connected to a samsung 8000 series led tv. The answer isn't in the receiver's settings (you can be on whatever source you want on the receiver end when toggling the menu). You need to toggle through the tv's sources to find the menu (usually found on hdmi 1). I've spent towards an hour recently troubleshooting only to find that it was the tv's source that wasn't set properly and I was trying to change the receiver's settings instead of the tv's source. Hope that helps!
If it is set to automatically detect connections then by default it will send signal to the one with the highest bandwidth, much like back in the day when you might have S video and composite connected simultaneously to the same input. So if you have your HDMI input assigned to DVD it will output that over optical or coaxial.
Number 1 would be to connect the 3 Devices to a Receiver with 3 HDMI Inputs, So this way you get the HDMI Audio as well.
3 in and 1 out to the TV as you know.
The other way would be to get a Key Digital HDMI 3 to 1 Switcher.
I have used these a lot in the field on installs and they work Great.
They also have 4 to 1 if you think you might need more.
No programming of the piece you just plug in and setup your TV in the HDMI Menu and your other Devices. If they don't sync AUTO!
The Receiver would be Best I feel, Some let you assign 2 different Video and Audio sources at once.
Such as Video from a Game and Audio from a CD.
Hope this helps out!
Not sure if this is your fix, but I had what I thought was the same problem. I played with my Onkyo quite a bit ensuring the correct assignments for HDMI, audio and all that stuff. Turns out I neglected to make sure the output devices were properly assigned. Many devices aren't default to output sound over HDMI. I changed the audio out settings on the cable box to HDMI and suddenly the Onkyo worked great. I know, I'm an idiot for not checking that in the first place, but maybe someone out there is having the same trouble as well.
IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO CONNECT ANALOG AUDIO IN ADDITION TO THE OPTICAL, COAXIAL OR HDMI AUDIO CONNECTION. IF USING OPTICAL OR COAXIAL CONNECTIONS BE SURE TO CONFIGURE IT IN THE RECEIVERS DIGITAL ASSIGNMENT AREA IN SETUP.
ALSO, ON THE FRONT OF THE RECEIVER IS AN INPUT MODE BUTTON, PRESS THIS BUTTON UNTIL AUTO IS DISPLAYED