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Wannabe Geek

#60414 26-Apr-2010 00:40
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Panasonic Home Theater Sound System SC-HT995W & DMR-BW850 Blue Ray

Just a few quick questions. This all works in nicely together when watching TV and 2001 & stargate. But today I played the movie 2012. Now it played the Sony logo no swet, it played the alternative ending no swet, yet when playing the main feature itself I got no Audio coming through on the Home theatre. Why is this?? I had to resort to my TV's speakers.

Is there a reason for this an a work around. I got the Blue Ray in advance of AVATAR coming out. I want the full experience, not what I got with 2012.

Mods feel free to move to a more appropriate section, but hopefully someone will be able to explain my issues.

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Master Geek

  #323238 26-Apr-2010 20:35
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The sound system you have can't process HD sound, So you would need to use an optical or coaxial cable whichever the sound system has for audio input (as well as HDMI for picture), So you can at least get 5.1 sound through your soud system. 

Cool Beans.

Oh also turn off HDMI audio on the blu-ray player, in HDMI settings if I remember rightly.

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Wannabe Geek

  #323261 26-Apr-2010 21:40
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Cheers, I do have it running through the fibre optic cable from the blue ray to the home theatre, but I will do those other things you have suggested.

Update: I have swapped the fibre cable. I played blue ray disk of stargate and it all works perfectly, even the extras on 2012 work perfectly, just the main feature gives me no sound through the home theatre. Below are the specs for the model of panasonic hometheatre I am using.

Incredible 1000W (RMS) Total Power Output
Outstanding Audio Performance & Styling to match Panasonic Viera Flat Panel Televisions
4 Tower Speakers, 1 Compact Speaker and a Powerful Subwoofer
HDMI Output, Up-Conversion & HDAVI Control Technology for One-Touch Play
Wireless Out of the Box! - Radio Frequency Transmission from Centre Unit to Rear Speakers

HDMI Output & Up-Conversion
With HDMI connection, audio & video is transmitted without deterioration for high quality reproduction. Both video and audio signals are transmitted over a single cable, so connection is easier and there is less clutter. HDMI also enables Up-Conversion of resolution to a High Definition rate.

Built-in Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic II and DTS Decoders
Dolby and DTS Deocders in the unit provide 5.1 channel surround sound output when playing back compatable media. The -buil-in decoders ensure a that a complete home cinema experience is possible!

Digital Audio Input (Optical)
The SC-HT995W features a Digital Audio Input Optical terminal for connection to other compatable devices for digital sound. You can connect a Set-Top-Box or other compatable device for clear digital sound through the DVD Home Theatre System.


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Wannabe Geek

  #323702 27-Apr-2010 15:21
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Good news. I solved my problem. I had fibre optical leads in the correct place but I ran a red white from the blue ray into the TV. That gave me the audio, so I took the TV end and stuff it in the home theatre and all works well. Ran a second red white from my Saturn Cable and into the back of the TV and have audio from there. Plus I also plugged in my UHF aerial into the Blue Ray and I have digital HD TV as well. My saturn Cable TV on one slot and my free view HD in another. Everything is working with everything else. Also have my home theatre is a 5.1, I have un coupled the fibre optic and made it available to plug into my Xbox 360. So I have that now too!

All the leads are now all nice and tidy and the Man Cave is almost complete. Cheers for putting up with my enquiry and Thanks Bolly, you put me on the right path. You da man!!

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Ultimate Geek

  #324621 29-Apr-2010 11:31
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Lonegunmen: I had fibre optical leads in the correct place but I ran a red white from the blue ray into the TV. That gave me the audio, so I took the TV end and stuff it in the home theatre and all works well.

If you are now getting sound from your Blu-Ray player via a pair of red/white cables, that can only be stereo rather than any form of multi-channel surround sound.

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