TV sound through Receiver and TV speakers

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  1. BenF

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    I apologize in advance because I am sure this is a dumb question that has been answered before. I am also not sure if this is the correct forum to post this question in but hopefully someone can help me out.

    I would like to be able to hear the sound from my TV through the TV speakers and the speakers hooked up through my receiver. I have a Sony TV and right now I have to go through the TVs menu everytime I want to turn the surround sound speakers on and off.

    Ideally I'd like the TVs speakers to play at all times and just turn them down or mute them when I want to hear stuff through the main AVR speakers.

    If anyone can tell me how to wire up my system so I can accomplish this it would be greatly appreciated. Right now my simple system consists of only a Sony TV and DVD player and Denon receiver.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bill Will

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    Try setting the tv's Audio Output to "Fixed" it's probably set on "Variable" Audio Out now. That way the tv's remote will be able to control the volume JUST ON THE TV & you can use the Receiver's remote to control the volume on the receiver.

    VARIABLE AUDIO OUT:
    Volume Level that you set the tv to is sent to the receiver.
    The tv's remote also can be used to control the volume on the receiver.

    FIXED AUDIO OUT:
    The tv has no control of the volume level to the receiver.
    Only the receiver's remote will control the volume level.

    If the Audio Outputs can't be changed in the menu system & the set has 2 sets of Audio Outputs use the ones that are labeled "Monitor Out" instead of "Audio Out"

    MONITOR OUT = "FIXED AUDIO"
    AUDIO OUT = "VARIABLE AUDIO"
     
  3. Tim Jin

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    What is your source of the sound? Cable Box or your DVD player?

    If so, you can just get two Y connectors that will split the lift and right sound to the TV and the receiver.

    Y Adapter
     
  4. Tim Jin

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    This is ideal for 2 channels on a STB (cable box). If you want to do it with your DVD player, you would need to add the Y Adapters to your left and right channels on your receiver and split the signal.

    You might have to play around with the configuration.
     
  5. BenF

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    Only concerned with the sound from TV broadcasts. Do not have a cable box right now, just the basic cable service right from the wall to the TV.

    Bill, I have tried using the variable output (set using the TVs sound menu) and it does work. However you must turn the TV volume control up very high to hear sound through the AVR, and I was told this is the wrong way to do things. Basically the sound level is set on the receiver, and you are only changing the signal strength fed to the receiver. Is this correct?
     
  6. Bill Will

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    Yes. In the "Variable" position the sound is being raised & lowered to the TV's speakers & to the Audio Outputs to the Receiver. In the "Fixed" position it's sending the Receiver a fixed volume level just as if you hooked a VCR's Audio Outs directly to a receiver. The Fixed Output is always the better output to use but when you do you lose the ability to use the TV's Remote to control the volume unless the TV's Remote it's a Universal one that will also control the volume on the Receiver directly.
     

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