I just bought a new TV and hooked up my old surround system. But it isn't working the same. I used to be able to turn the volume all the way down on the TV and still blast the reciever and the speakers. Now the speaker system will only turn up when the TV volume is up. Is their something I'm forgetting to do? Or are all TVs like this now?
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Re: Am I forgetting something?
Your old TV took off the sound before the volume control and the new one takes it off after that control. Not much you can do without going in and doing some rewiring. You could use a VCR for your TV tuner source and then you would be able to turn down your TV sound and still get sound to your surround system. Good luck.
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component video output is not going to help you hook it up to a surround system. component video is just that - video. No audio signal is carried on it. You would be better served hooking your blu-ray player to the tv via hdmi cable and then running an optical cable from either your blu-ray player or your tv to the surround system (assuming your surround system has an optical input).
In most cases the TV is used just as an input device, and they frequently have no output jacks. Usually the TV is hooked up as part of a home theater system, and is used as a video monitor while the sound is taken care of by a receiver or amplifier. The sound comes from the video source (DVD player, set-top box, etc.). Some TV sets have audio output available, but it sounds like yours doesn't. If you want to have surround sound, you'll need to invest in a receiver and speakers.
Have you gone into the TV's menu to make sure that the audio outoput is not set to "variable"?
On my Sony I have the option to set the audio output as "fixed or "variable"
make sure its set to fixed
if that's not it try a different input on your receiver. you can use anything EXCEPT PHONO.
Lastly on my Denon receiver I have to specify how each input should get its signal if you are using an optical cable then you may have to go into the menu and tell it to look for a digital signal not an analog one.
hook your front speaker wires up to the A side and on the front of it make sure only the A speakers are playing but leave the rear speakers plugged into the B side then hit the listen mode button and you should be rocking
I recently purchased a vizio 37" LCD tv, I have tried everything in hooking up my Sony DVD surround system to the TV. However, I found no audio output on this TV. Could you tell me if there is a way to hook the tv directly up to the surround without an output?
Is there something else I need to buy?
if ur surround hasnt got digital in then it wont work also its better to use the red white and yellow wire, i have hdmi and them wires hooked up and i have sound through everythin all i have to do is put it on aux 2, try it out