I have the rca audio outputs hooked to surround sound through a reciever and the tv speaker set to external. i muted the tv but when i unmuted it there was no sound. ive checked the receiver and its fine but there is no audio coming out of the audio out connection. does anyone know what could cause this or how to fix it.
I had what may have been a similar problem and even talked to Westinghouse to see what I was doing wrong. Woman suggested there was a problem with the audio output port and suggested I exchange tv for another one. When the new one had the same problem, I discovered that to get audio out requires the volume to be turned way up on the tv (set speaker preference to external only if you don't want sound from tv speakers as well). If you have a digital optical connection on both the tv and the home theater, the sound output is independent from the tv setting and is easier to work with.
I have a Westinghouse LCD TV Model UW40T2BW with Audio Output that I thought was not working. How things are hooked up: TV hooked up to my stereo via the red/white cables - TV Audio Out to RCA Stereo Audio In. We got this working by turning up the volume on the TV like rjfromcanada did and then enabling the external audio output feature. On this particular TV you have to disable the TV speakers (not mute) but turn them off via the Menu > Audio. Its weird, but then on the RCA speakers I had to be sure it was in AUX. I had it mistakenly in LINE IN. So for some you thinking LINE IN, try AUX. I hope this helps anyone else with these issues.
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Have you enabled the external speaker option on your TV and the set isn't on Mute? Check that you have the surround system's receiver set to the correct input. Next, check the audio level. On some sources for the TV, I need the volume at 65. Other sources sound fine with the receiver at 45. Check that the audio matches that being sent by the TV. On my TV, I needed to go to the Menu > Audio Settings to find the option for turning on the external speakers. Then I had to set the speaker system to Multi-Channel for our specific setup. (There were several options, including Dolby. For my specific setup, these other options didn't give the correct sound.) Finally try a different audio cable between the TV and the receiver.
I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the make and model number of your TV for additional advice. Adding the type of connection (digital audio (optical/coaxial), HDMI, RCA) will help me suggest potential problem areas.
Your TV has a pair of analog RCA Audio Outputs on the back of the set. They are the red and white, female, round outputs and should be labelled as Audio Out. If you have a surround receiver or stereo that accepts this type of input (most do), then you would purchase a stereo RCA audio cable that has the red and white male ends on both ends of the cable and plug them in to the appropriate stereo RCA left and right channel audio inputs on your receiver and the aforementioned outputs on your TV. The same is true if you have a pair of self-powered computer speakers (or similar). If your external speakers or audio systems don't have the RCA inputs, you may need to get an adapter to convert the RCA output to stereo mini-jack (or similar) to match the appropriate input on your external speakers. Does that make sense?
You should find a Phono output on the back of the TV. Some even have a Digital Optical output as well. Depending what inputs your surround system has you should be able to hook it up to one or the other.
If the TV has audio output available, there will be RCA jacks somewhere for that. The standard colors are red for the right channel and white for the left, and they'll be clearly marked as audio outputs. Not all sets have audio outputs, though, while they usually have audio and video inputs. So if you find RCA jacks on the set be sure to see how they are marked.
If the TV has output jacks, all you need is a cable with the appropriate plugs at each end. The TV needs RCA plugs, while the input connector to the speakers varies by manufacturer. Typically the speakers will use a 1/8-inch stereo jack if they were made to be used with a computer, and RCA jacks if they were meant to be used in a home-theater setting. In TV sets with audio outputs, the output may be fixed and independent of the TV volume, which means you can turn the TV volume down and use just the external speakers. Or the audio output may vary with the TV volume, meaning you'll always need to have the TV volume on as well. Some people find this annoying.
If the TV doesn't have an audio output available, you can't hook the speakers to the TV. What most people do in that case is use the TV as a video display in conjunction with an AV receiver. The audio and video sources connect to the receiver, which in turn drives the speakers and provides a video output to the TV.
Does you television have an "Optical Audio Output"? This would be the best and easiest way to get surround sound from your system. If your TV has an optical output the you can use an Optical Cable to connect the TV to the reciver. This way whatever you are watching from the TV will be in surround sound. The HDMI connection sends a surround sound signal from each device to the television. If you connect it to this output on the TV then make sure the optical output is turned on in you telivison's menu. If your TV does not have an Optical Audio Output then you will need to connect each optical output from the blu-ray and HDbox to your reciever. Your reciever will need to have two Input channels(one for each device). Then you can select that input to the device(blu-ray or HDbox) that you are using. The optical cable is the best way to go for surround sound because it is pure digital and produces the best sound. If the HDbox or Blu-Ray does not have an optical output then you will need the six rca jacks to get the surround sound. Let me know further info on what you have so I can assist you more.
Maybe!! It depends on where the audio sys failed. If it failed at the output drive, then you can take the audio off at the audio output jack and input it to your stereo system where there is an audio input. You'll need a cable with RCA jacks on it for this.
If your system is muted for some reason, this may not work.
First try hooking up a different source such as a DVD player or Cable box and see if you have audio. If you do then check the audio output from the computer. If you do not have audio then make sure the tv audio is up half way and turn off the set. When you do this you should hear the down chime provided you have the chime turned "on". If you do not hear the down or up chime then the sudio circuits on the Main bd are bad and the Main bd will have to be replaced. A quick way to check to see if the audio circuits are working is to listen for the up or down chime when turning on of off the set coming from the tv speakers speakers.