Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




8 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 55259 27-Dec-2009 12:36
Send private message

Hi I'm new to these forums. I went to Harvey Norman today and bought an RCA Audio Cable (2 RCA Plugs to 2 RCA Plugs) so that I can connect my Sony Home Theatre System to my Sky Digital box. Just in case, I asked a lady working there if they will work. She said it will. At first I was a little confused because the Sky has one Audio OUT input and there were 2 RCA Plugs. So I plugged the red RCA plug in the Sky box and 2 RCA Plugs (red and white) in the home theatre system. Nothing happened so instead of plugging in the red one, I plugged in the white. Still nothing happened. Im pretty new to all home audio so I'm wondering what I should do to make it work.

Thanks :)

link to my home theatre system model: http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/audio-mp3/home-theatre/sony-bravia-theatre-system/prod47511.html

I bought Pudney RCA Audio Cables (2 RCA Plugs to 2 RCA Plugs)

Create new topic
25459 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5269

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 285412 27-Dec-2009 12:47
Send private message

What model Sky STB do you have?

There should be two RCA terminals on the back for audio, one saying L and one saying R. One should be white and one should be red. You should simply connect the cable from these into the audio input on your home threatre system.



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 285416 27-Dec-2009 12:55
Send private message

I not sure what model I have, but it's the small, silver box, not the big black box.

I did plug 2 RCA cables into the Home Theatre System (the red one in the red input and the white one in the white input). The sky box has one audio OUT input so I plugged the red RCA in there, but nothing happened so I plugged the white RCA. That didnt work either.

 
 
 
 


25459 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5269

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 285418 27-Dec-2009 13:18
Send private message

I'm guessing you mean the Pace one. This box has white and red connectors on the back for audio. From memory they are actually the only two RCA connectors on the back of the box.

You should just need to connect the cable from these two plugs into a line input on your home theatre system.




8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 285424 27-Dec-2009 13:44
Send private message




1st pic is the back of the sky box. Un plugged inputs are AUDIO OUT, RF OUT, RF IN.
2nd pic is the RCA Audio Cable


569 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25

Trusted

  Reply # 285429 27-Dec-2009 14:01
Send private message

Why dont you use the audio out of one of the scart(purple)cables.
Or,if one of these is going to you VCR,take the audio out to your HT



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 285432 27-Dec-2009 14:05
Send private message

Brunzy: Why dont you use the audio out of one of the scart(purple)cables.
Or,if one of these is going to you VCR,take the audio out to your HT


sorry I dont understand what u mean. Like I said before, I'm new to home audio stuff. I would appreciate if you rephrase it so that newbs such as myself can understand it. :)

thanks



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 285434 27-Dec-2009 14:16
Send private message

I think I get what u mean. Ive looked at the back of the VCR and there are 3 purple plugs (white, red and yellow). I took all of them out and plugged the red and white into the TV/VIDEO AUDIO IN of the Home Theatre Sytem, but nothin happened.



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 285439 27-Dec-2009 15:15
Send private message

Anyone with an answer? Please help I gotta get this to work ASAP

25459 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5269

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 285440 27-Dec-2009 15:20
Send private message

If you get audio via the VCR but don't plugging the white and red plugs into the home theatre system it would suggest the problem lies with the home theatre system. Do you have it set to the correct input?



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 285442 27-Dec-2009 15:35
Send private message

not sure. what settings do u suggest I should change in order for it to work?



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 285443 27-Dec-2009 15:42
Send private message

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!I set the function to TV/VIDEO and it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the help every1

553 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 15

Subscriber

  Reply # 285511 27-Dec-2009 23:07
Send private message

 

The small black socket next to the LNB input (Coax cable from Dish) is your dedicated audio out, if you want to connect your audio cables back into your VCR, go swap the cable you got from HN for one like this...



Its just two RCA cables to a single 3.5mm stereo plug ( same as on headphones) Pudney part #P546 (HN will know the part number)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.