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No Audio from Front Panel S-Video Input

I've had this system since 2002 and it has served me well. My daughter came home from university with a number of full-length movies on her notebook. We thought that if we made a connection between the s-video output on the notebook and the s-video input on the RCA RT2280 we could watch her movies on the big screen also connected to the RCA2280. Seems we were only half right. We get the video AOK but no sound other than that provided by the notebook. The system set-up is very stable for a number of years with Digital Cable TV, DVD and VCR all working just fine. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Colin Cowley
    Colin Cowley Jan 07, 2007

    UPDATE JANUARY 7, 2007

    We found a workaround and that was to use a cable from the headphone out jack on the notebook (3.5mm stereo) to the rca inputs on the front of the RCA RT2280 IN ADDITION TO the s-video cable connection.

    I was pretty sure that I read in the RT2280 manual that the s-video cable carried both video & audio but this workaround works just as well.


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S video cables do not carry any audio signal at all. You have to do as you did and use another cable to connect the audio seperately.

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S-video is just that - Video

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