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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Steven1886, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Steven1886

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    Hi everyone. first time user of the site and dont know if i am posting this in the right place but here i go. Basically i have problems connecting various devices and am looking for help and advice on how to do this. i recently purchased a home dvd cinema system which i had no bother connecting to my tv. i also purchased a new free view box, a sony one which has the connection for audio output to be connected to a hi-fi/speaker system. i have the optical cable which i plugged from the freeview box to the dvd system and nothing happens. i only have on scart socket at the back of my tv which is connected to a manual 3 way switcher scart socket. now to use the freeview box the scart switcher has to be set to the freeview box switch, however as i am able to hear sounds when using the dvd system on its own with the tv off i am a bit confused (as this thread is by the looks of it). basically i am looking to be able to connect everything up so that i can use the freeview box and the dvd system ie the speaks and surround sound at the same time. obviously a dvd wont be playing, i just want the sound to come through the speakers instead of from the tv. any help on this matter would be much appreciated. cheers
     
  2. Laskina

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    Hi Steven1886,

    A bit confusing :) but it sounds like you have the following ...

    Home Cinema System (including DVD) -> scart -> scart switcher -> scart -> TV
    Freeview -> scart -> scart switcher -> scart -> TV
    Freeview -> composite (red & white leads)? -> Home Cinema System


    So you have two things to consider, the picture and the sound. If you switch your picture from DVD to Freeview (using your scart switcher) than the TV picture will change. However, the sound is now independant from the picture and the scart switch has no control over the sound.

    So to switch sound you must do this via our Home Cinema System. If you look at the Home Cinema System there will probably be a "function" button that lets you change the sound signal that is output, e.g. DVD, radio, Video. Go through the different output options until you come to the one that plays sound from your Freeview.

    Hope this helps,

    Nick
     

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