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Sony RP LCD question #1

hoover
03-27-2005, 01:48 PM
We just bought a complete A/V system including receiver, speakers/sub, and Sony KDF-42WE655 RP LCD TV. The problem I have is that the ONLY source of audio for what's playing on the TV is the receiver. In other words, nothing comes out of the TV speakers. I thought, OK, simple solution - make secondary connections with R&W audio cables, only there are no audio inputs for the individual components on the back of the TV. I did notice there is an "Audio In" by the HDMI connection (Video 7), but I assume that this will only work when an HDMI cable is also used, correct?

I know that most of the time I will use the A/V receiver for audio, but there are sometimes that I don't want to have the "big" sound of the receiver (normal TV watching, wife sleeping, etc.).

Any suggestions as to how I can accomplish this? Are there any adapters that will accept multiple audio inputs and feed into a single source (there is a single R&W audio input for Video 5, where I have my receiver component/digital AV cables connected)? I hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance.

amf1932
03-27-2005, 03:12 PM
Did you try going into the menu on your Sony KDF-42WE655 and go to the audio page? It should be set at "Audio out- Fixed", with speaker off when you are using your receiver for sound. When you want to use the TV's internal speaker you should just turn the Speaker control to on.

Alan

hoover
03-27-2005, 03:34 PM
Did you try going into the menu on your Sony KDF-42WE655 and go to the audio page? It should be set at "Audio out- Fixed", with speaker off when you are using your receiver for sound. When you want to use the TV's internal speaker you should just turn the Speaker control to on.

Alan

Yes, but with the audio "on", noting came out either. I realized that there was no audio input to the TV itself, only video, from my reciever. There are audio inputs for each Video mode (Video 1 -7), but I would have to connect each component to the TV individually which would eliminate the receiver sound capability.

Look at the back of the TV (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-4NGpBYZWQDL/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=153850&id=morephotos&pi=1&i=15842WE655&display=L#Tab) and you'll see what I mean. The only thing I have connected in this panel is the component video "IN" for Video 5 (from the receiver) and the "AUDIO IN" for Video 5 (from the HD cable box so we can at least watch TV without using the receiver's audio - still have to have it on for the video signal, though).

The receiver I have upconverts all video signals, so I want to keep the order how it is (A/V component --> Receiver --> TV and/or external speakers). Just curious if there was a way to get audio from the video components to the TV without changing the configuration of everything.

RSawdey
03-27-2005, 07:29 PM
I've never heard of any receiver that 'upconverts all video signals'... what output have your configured? Are you sure is is 'high bandwidth' to pass HDTV signals? All sources should be set to 720p when possible, the native res of your TV.

hoover
03-28-2005, 10:55 AM
I've never heard of any receiver that 'upconverts all video signals'... what output have your configured? Are you sure is is 'high bandwidth' to pass HDTV signals? All sources should be set to 720p when possible, the native res of your TV.

Denon AVR 1750 (http://www.usa.denon.com/catalog/products.asp?l=1&c=2)

"...Video Conversion of Composite to S-Video and/or to Component..."

Maybe "upconvert" was the wrong word.

RSawdey
03-28-2005, 04:36 PM
I'll take it you had a typo for the AVR 1705...

Looks to me that what it does is just seperate the colors of Composite or SVideo into 480i SD Component, and pass thru HD signals. Don't think format conversion is involved. It IS HD signal compatible for it's switching.