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Master Geek

#29207 29-Dec-2008 09:39
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I have a 32 inch Sony Bravia TV, U series.  It's now connected to a surround sound system so I get the TV sound through the surround sound speakers using the TVs audio out ports.
The audio works on the two Video1 and Video2 input channels which are composite, normal yellow, red, white connectors.  But, the audio doesn't come out when I use either of the component channels.  Because of this I have to use Sky through a composite channel so I can then choose to have the audio through the TV or the speakers.  If I connect it thru component I have to keep switching the cables over.

Is this normal for a Sony Bravia TV?  Normal for all HD TVs???



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Uber Geek


  #186475 29-Dec-2008 10:09
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I have a Sony V (not the latest one)  series and it has audio inputs that match the component inputs.  Have another look at the back of the TV..




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Master Geek

  #186479 29-Dec-2008 10:50
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The inputs all work fine, it's the audio out I have an issue with.

If I connect Sky TV to Component 1 using 3 video + 2 audio cables the audio comes out of the TV speakers, but the audio does not come out of the audio-out sockets from the TV.
Same with Component 2.
However if I connect Sky TV to Video 1 using 1 video + 2 audio cables again the audio comes out of the TV speakers but it also comes out of the audio-out sockets on the TV.

Component 1 - video and audio in from Sky - no audio coming out of TVs audio out sockets.
Component 2 - video and audio in from Sky - no audio coming out of TVs audio out sockets.
Video 1 - video and audio in from Sky - yes, audio comes out of TVs audio out sockets.
Video 2 - video and audio in from Sky - yes, audio comes out of TVs audio out sockets.

Hope that explains it a bit better.

Also, what is a little weird is that the audio does come out of the headphone socket for ALL inputs.


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Ultimate Geek


  #186497 29-Dec-2008 13:23

Usually you can change in the menu where you want the audio out. Have you checked that?

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Master Geek

  #186520 29-Dec-2008 15:33
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The only audio related option I have is to switch the speakers off I think, which does just that, mutes the speakers.
There's no option with regards the audio out.


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Master Geek

  #186532 29-Dec-2008 16:10
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It looks like the audio out on the U-series TVs are tied with the composite video out so I guess it only sends audio to those ports when it has a composite video signal to go with them.
Bit of a pain having to change cables though when chosing where we want the sound to go, will have to use the headphone socket instead.

Does anyone know if the audio from a Wii is Dobly 2.1 or whatever., will the 2.1 sound be retained if I connect the Wii audio to the TV and then the TV headphones to a surround sound system?  Or does it only work if directly connected (or via a simple DSE AV selector)?

It might seem like a weird way of doing it but my surround sound only has 1 input and I have a Wii, Sky and Freeview connected to the TV and I want the sound either though the TV, or through the surround sound speakers for all three boxes.

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