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32" Sony Aquos; No Sound thru HDMI

kentro21
10-06-2009, 11:16 AM
I don't have the exact model number, because this is my roommates TV and I'm not at home, but basically the HDMI input doesn't seem to work on my friends TV.

Simply put, no matter how or what you plug into the TV through HDMI, whether it be a DVD player, a cable box, or a video game console, you get no sound. And this is just a straight connection, nothing fancy.

Basically, what I really want to do is to be able to hook up my PS3 to his TV so we can use it in the living room. Is it possible that an amateur could fix the problem with this HDMI hookup? And I'm not much of a PS3 expert either but I couldn't see a way to hook it up with component cables or anything other than HDMI, though that doesn't seem right.

Any help you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Loves2Watch
10-06-2009, 12:54 PM
Without the exact model number of the Sony or Sharp Aquos TV, helping with the setup will be difficult.

kentro21
10-06-2009, 01:27 PM
I guess I just got Sony on the brain. This is the model

Sharp AQUOS LC-32D40U

PFC5
10-06-2009, 02:49 PM
Do you get sound using the stereo (red/white) audio connection? If not check in the TV menus to make sure the speakers are on.

kentro21
10-06-2009, 03:11 PM
Yes, audio works otherwise. Using component cables is fine. Its only HDMI that seems to be a problem.

PFC5
10-06-2009, 04:14 PM
Change the type of sound output on the source device (i.e. dvd player, cable box, etc) from DD to PCM or vice versa.

kentro21
10-06-2009, 04:31 PM
Okay, I'll give that a shot. Im assuming thats on the DVD menu somewhere, or is it an actual switch on the player? I would obviously check if I was at home, but I'm not and I want to be prepared for everything when I start to mess around with it later.

Thanks.

PFC5
10-06-2009, 04:38 PM
It is inside the DVD player menus.

kentro21
10-06-2009, 05:20 PM
Thanks.

Any other ideas in case that doesn't work? I suppose it could just be busted on the television and only a repairman could fix it, right?

PFC5
10-06-2009, 07:40 PM
Yes. It could be the HDMI input is defective also, but better to troubleshoot everything first before paying out money.

Of course if it is still under warranty a call should be made to Sharp to report it and get someone out to fix it. But good luck with Sharp Customer Service. They are pretty poor in that dept.

kentro21
10-07-2009, 09:13 AM
Thanks for your help PFC. Unfortunately, those options did not seem to work. We even tried using a different HDMI cable. I guess we'll have to live without it. Its okay, we're planning on buying a bigger TV for the living room, and thats when I'll come back here and ask for more advice!

Loves2Watch
10-07-2009, 09:21 AM
I would contact Sharp, make them aware of this problem and see if there is a firmware update available to resolve this issue.