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Topic # 189080 16-Dec-2015 12:03
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On the latest remotes, there is an "audio" button. 

I am hoping this button cycles through the various audio OUTPUT options, so in theory pressing this a number of times would cycle through 3.5mm Stereo, Optical, HDMI etc. 

Is anyone able to confirm, and ideally if that isn't the case, let me know the method for which you would change the output. It's important for me to know prior to buying one.

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  Reply # 1451533 16-Dec-2015 12:50
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ive got a w850b from last year, there is no audio button.
but when playing from a hard drive pressing the options button pulls up a small onscreen menu where i can select various options including one to select audio tracks on that file.



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  Reply # 1451535 16-Dec-2015 12:59
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Loismustdye: ive got a w850b from last year, there is no audio button.
but when playing from a hard drive pressing the options button pulls up a small onscreen menu where i can select various options including one to select audio tracks on that file.


I think you have misunderstood. I am trying to change audio outputs. (headphones vs built in speakers)

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  Reply # 1451550 16-Dec-2015 13:23
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I think that's what it does. Have no optical out to test, but the audio button cycles through dual sound: main, dual sound: stereo and dual sound: sub on ours. Not sure if that helps.

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  Reply # 1451566 16-Dec-2015 13:39
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Sony KDL-40EX500 with the standard Sony RM-GD009 remote, with speakers plugged into the 3.5mm headphones out jack on the left edge.
Not that modern but I believe I do understand your question;

Pressing the 'AUDIO' button next to the channel +/- buttons shows an on screen Toggle between 'Main', 'Sub' and 'Stereo' (whatever they are).

If I'm wanting to change the audio output to TV speakers instead of headphones out, I press the 'OPTIONS' button, which brings up a little overlay menu on the right side of the screen, where I can scroll to/change 'Audio Output' between 'Audio System' and 'TV Speakers'.

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  Reply # 1451567 16-Dec-2015 13:41
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I randomly selected two current TVs from Sony's website and viewed the user manuals linked from the site. For both of them, under the Using Remote Control, it just says:

AUDIO
Change the language for the programme currently being viewed.



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  Reply # 1451568 16-Dec-2015 13:43
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On mine the Audio button cycles through some preset equaliser settings.  It's a 3 year old TV though.



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  Reply # 1451570 16-Dec-2015 13:45
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God this is depressing! 

I read the manual (Should have done this instead of asking sorry) and as per Andrew it says it changes the language. I can't believe you can't just toggle between audio outputs like you can with video! 

It seems the same with the other brands too. Gotta navigate menus!

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  Reply # 1451631 16-Dec-2015 15:00
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yeah on mine (2 months old) you have to launch the action menu and go to sond and there you can change from TV to ARC.




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  Reply # 1451823 16-Dec-2015 18:53
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ive never seen a TV that has a button that allows you to do that, always have to go into the menu

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  Reply # 1451854 16-Dec-2015 19:25
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networkn:
Loismustdye: ive got a w850b from last year, there is no audio button.
but when playing from a hard drive pressing the options button pulls up a small onscreen menu where i can select various options including one to select audio tracks on that file.


I think you have misunderstood. I am trying to change audio outputs. (headphones vs built in speakers)

Yeah, a special day for me.
But looking at mine now it has an audio button, that gives the options of main, sub and stereo for sound.
Cheers

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  Reply # 1451856 16-Dec-2015 19:28
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Sisters one changes automatically when the HT is turned on over to ARC, and back to tv speakers when its turned off. No need for button at all.




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  Reply # 1451867 16-Dec-2015 20:07
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networkn: God this is depressing! 

I read the manual (Should have done this instead of asking sorry) and as per Andrew it says it changes the language. I can't believe you can't just toggle between audio outputs like you can with video! 

It seems the same with the other brands too. Gotta navigate menus!


Agree entirely. I had a similar issue with an HTPC - even that didn't have a simple way of cycling through audio output options with a button press (I ended up with a scripting solution + custom buttons on a Universal Remote Android tablet... not simple).

One of Roku's killer features IMHO is the ability to plug headphones into a jack on the remote. Instant wireless sound. Not exactly what you want but my main toggling was between headphones and speakers.

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