LG HT462DZ home cinema to LG 42"LCD

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  1. amiros

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    Hi,

    I will appreciate abit help with a problem I have...

    I bought the above home cinema, and it seems all wires connected to the DVD...

    I would like to hear my TV with the speakers and the sub and not only with DVD... (as I hardly watch DVD).

    I do have a SAGEM digital recorder, and the LCD connected to it.

    According to my best understanding, the best way to obtain sound is to connect the DVD to the SAGEM with Optical cable...am I right?

    If so, how should I do it? just plug and play?

    Does anyone here has an idea?

    Thanks
     
  2. J4CK DANIELS

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    Yep, if your Sagem box has an optical output and that is how you watch your channels then use the optical cable to the 462. if you have the cable, you could also try connecting the TV to it directly with the same optical cable but you have to make sure your Sagem is connected with HDMI or the digital audio may not pass through.
     
  3. amiros

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    Good evening,

    Thank you for your short reply...

    Please find bleow a sum of INPUT/OUTPUT of the systems:

    1. LG LCD 42" LG3000:
    a. AUDIO IN (RGB/DVI)
    b. OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
    c. RGB IN (PC)
    d. RS-232C
    e. COMPONENT:VIDEO- Y-Pb-Pr/ AUDIO- L/R
    f. SCART: AV1 AV2
    g. HDMI IN x3
    h. PCMCIA CARD SLOT
    i. S-VIDEO
    j. AV IN 3
    k. Antenna IN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    2. SAGEM DIGITAL RECORDER:
    a. R (red)-L(white)-SPDIF(black)/ Pr(red)-Pb(blue)-Y(green)
    b. Digital Audio
    c. HDMI
    d. SCART TV
    e. SCART AUX
    f. DTT-OUT
    g. Antenna IN
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    3. LG DVD HOME CINEMA SYSTEM:
    a. SPEAKERS: SUB-FRONT (R)-FRONT(L)
    b. OPTICAL IN
    c. MONITOR (yellow)
    d. INPUT: L(white)-AUX-R(red)
    OUTPUT: Y(green)-Pb(blue)-Pr(red)
    e. VIDEO OUT SELECTOR:COMP-SCART(Component video/Progressive scan)
    f. EURO AV...to tv
    g. HDMI OUT
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Well, that's the input/output...
    Currently, the SAGEM has the Antenna, and the LCD is connected via HDMI to it.

    According to your understanding, I should connect the SAGEM with an Optical cable from the Digital Audio to the LG DVD system to the DIGITAL IN...

    Am I on direction? should I do more?

    Thanks,
     
  4. J4CK DANIELS

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    That's correct. You can connect the optical cable to the home cinema system from EITHER the tv OR from the Sagem. you already have the best video/audio connection (HDMI) from your Sagem to the TV so unless you have a PS3 or Xbox or other digital audio it is ok to use the one SPDIF from the Sagem to the Home Cinema System.
     
  5. amiros

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    Hi...

    Well, I do have XBOX but I do not use it often...I have no problem to connect it later with a SCART and spare the extra HDMI.

    As for the SPDIF, what is it (As the SAGEM has both the SPDIF and a Digital Audio)...what is best to choose?

    Last q., where is it best to buy the optical cable? is it OK to purchase in a place such Argos?

    Thank you so much for your help
     
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    If you have an Xbox 360 then you should never use SCART!! you can use either component/RGB (like PC monitor cable) or HDMI (if your xbox has one.) If you have old 'normal' xbox then SCART is fine!

    SPDIF is the same thing as Optical cable. (also called TOSLINK)

    [​IMG]

    Here is a link to Maplin website.

    Digital Audio Optical Leads > Maplin
     
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    Good morning...

    Thank you for help, I will try to follow your suggestion.

    I will go to MAPLIN tomorrow and buy the cable...

    Many thanks

    T
     
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    Good evening,

    Well, I bought from Malin the optic cable, came home and connect it to Optical IN (in the DVD) and can't seem to connect it to the SAGEM not via the Digital Audio nor the SPDIF...

    Any suggestions?

    Do I need to modify the LCD TV?
     
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    Do you mean it doesn't 'fit'? Does the cable have the 'adapter' (shown in the pic) you may need to remove/add it to allow it to fit the different connection size? the you can change the TV setting to either Dolby or PCM (try both if you don't hear audio) and make sure the LG Home cinema says OPTICAL on the input of course...
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, I did try to adjust...

    What is better to connect: Optical IN(DVD) to SPDIF(SAGEM) or OPTICAL IN (DVD) to DIGITAL AUDIO(SAGEM)?

    You said previously, I can connect to the TV and not to the SAGEM...which INPUT/OUTPUT to use?

    Thanks,
     
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    I assumed there was only one OPTICAL connection?!... do you have 2!!? what model Sagem do you have? connect the cable to SPDIF (?)

    you can use the OPTICAL output on the TV to the Home Cinema system Input.
     
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    Hi,

    The SAGEM DTR model is: DTR64160T ECO 160GB
    Black and chrome.
    160GB hard disc drive.
    Up to 80 hours recording time.
    Twin tuner.
    Pause Live TV.
    Record 1/watch another.
    Can record 2 channels at the same time.
    Series record.
    Digitally interactive.
    Digital text.
    RF loop.
    Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB).
    Auto setup.
    Auto detection of new channels, user set up preference.
    Now and next electronic programme guide (EPG).
    8 days electronic programme guide (EPG).
    2 SCART sockets.
    SCART lead included.
    Freeview playback approved.
    Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries, included.
    Low consumption in stand-by mode (<2w).
    Favourite channels list.
    Continual 2 hour recording.
    Creation and management of photo files and MP3 files transfer to external hard disc drive, through USB connection.
    Size (H)4.6, (W)31, (D)20cm.
    Weight 1.3kg.

    As for my TV, I can see it has an Optical Digital Audio OUT..which mean I can try and connect it via the TV to the DVD system (Optical IN), and then go to the LCD Settings for modifications?
     
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    Yes, correct.

    You can only use the SPDIF output on the Sagem though, it seems that it has 1x Optical Output and 1x Co-axial output (phono) both of these are capable of an audio output but you should only use the one that the SPDIF cable fits!.... you should not need to connect to the TV and change any settings. simply connect it to the Sagem. Job done!
     
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    Hello,

    well, i can't seem to understand the problem...i connected as instructed, and yet it doesn't work!

    attached please find pictures of the DVD rear out/in, SAGEM rear out/in and the optical cable i purchased yestereday.

    At the sagem picture: the third is the SPDIF.

    will appreciate your help again.

    thanks,
     

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    Hi, truly sorry for the inconvenience,

    However, I connected the optical cable from the Digital Audio of the SAGEM, to the Optical IN of the DVD system.

    After that, I set the SAGEM to home cinema mode...but still, nothing happened...

    what on earth is the problem?

    please help...,

    thanks
     
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    not a problem but i'm not sure what is wrong either!.... you have the cable connected correctly (and changed the input on the home cinema system to OPTICAL?) Perhaps there is other settings on the Sagem? (I am not familiar with Sagem products) have you tried taking it from the TV to the Home cinema system (without the Sagem in use at all...)
     
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    Hi, well...as i see it. either i am doing something wrong with the SAGEM settings or the SAGEM has a fault.

    If the connection goes through the tv and not via the sagem, then will it goes somoothly?

    LCD connection: Optical audio out...connect it to the LG DVD Optical in via the optical cable.

    What then?
     
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    Hi there i'm bloody useless with technology these days.

    Ive got an LG7000 42" and and LG HT462DZ and im wondering what cables i will need to buy so i can listen to the tv through the home cinema speakers as i dont watch dvd's that often.

    Any help would be gratefull recieved.
     
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    Hi,

    I just bought this home cinema system yesterday. To get sound from the TV I used the following setup...

    I connected a scart lead from the VCR socket on my Sky box to the home cinema and then press the AUX button on the remote control until it says 'Audio-In'. You should now have the sound from your TV!.

    Have fun
     
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    cheers for that i have got it working.

    next question is does anyone know how to get the ps3 working with the surround sound speakers?

    and does anybody know how i can watch dvd's without the surround sound speakers working? ie just sound through the tv.

    thanks in advance.
     

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