how can i connect multiple device to tv?

February 23, 2011 at 00:18:41
Specs: Windows 7


I have a 32" LCD TV, a dvd player, tuner and a sound system.

I have connected both DVD player and Tuner to TV already and its working fine. But what I need to do now is to connect sound system to my TV so that I can use my sound system to hear the sounds using its features.

Can someone help on this? If needed I can provide more details along with the pictures.

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February 23, 2011 at 23:43:32

The easiest way is to connect the sound system to the audio output of the tv set. Other methods include a video/audio mixer/switcher with audio processor.

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February 25, 2011 at 10:59:15

Hook the DVD player to your TV's Audio Video In and then find the Audio Out on the TV and hook it to your sound system. If you are using HDMI cables then your Sounds system need to support HDMI.

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February 26, 2011 at 00:15:33

Thanks wizard-fred and ace_omega..

But the thing is I cannot find audio out on my TV.. Its a Sony Bravia and it does have HDMI connections but no audio out... and i dont have HDMI on my sound system.. so what can be done in this case?? Can i use some sort of converter for HDMI to audio out/in??

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February 26, 2011 at 00:55:17

You can take audio from the earphone jack with proper cable.

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February 26, 2011 at 01:18:54

@ Wizard-fred:

to my surprise there's no earphone jack in the TV. Even though, this is a brand new Sony Bravia.. Have they stopped giving ear phone jacks in LCDs??

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February 26, 2011 at 18:39:55

My VIZIO still has one, but it is burried in the recess next to the cable connection. I also found markings for a covered hole labeled audio out.

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March 1, 2011 at 02:48:16


There's no audio out on whole of the TV :-( i've checked it upside down and inside out but no luck !!!! :-(

It has nothing as audio out..

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March 1, 2011 at 14:15:17

Short of modifying the TV. You need an external switch and tuner.

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March 2, 2011 at 00:16:38

can u plz guide... which kind of switch and tuner i need??

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March 2, 2011 at 12:19:23

Does your set have a SPDIF outpot? It looks like a RCA jack. Some sound systems have a SPDIF input. An external mixercan be quite expensive. The tuner is a digital cable box.

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March 2, 2011 at 14:29:08

If your TV has no audio out then there is no way (short of cracking open your TV and slicing into the speaker wires) of using the built in Audio Functions of the TV to control the audio through your surround sound system. I would either get a new TV or hook it backup the way you had it with the audio video going through your surround sound system then to the TV.

My next question is; what is it that is in your TV that you can not do with your surround sound system. Are you looking to get rid of having to use two remotes? Do you just want normal TV Stations to play through the surround sound? What in the end, are you trying to do?

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March 6, 2011 at 02:58:14

well at the moment i have attached my satellite reciever and dvd player's video out to the TV and audio outs to surround system and i end up having 3 remotes at one time :-) 1 for tv, 1 for surround system, 1 for dvd or satellite...

all i want to run my audio video leads to tv and then a single audio from tv to surround system... so that i dont have to juggle between remotes.

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March 6, 2011 at 14:18:03

Get a smart remote that can control multiple devices at the same time.

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March 6, 2011 at 22:47:28

Thanks a lot for your help but the thing is I cannot find a smart remote here in this part of world.. (I am located in Yemen at the moment)

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March 7, 2011 at 07:21:07

This is why I recommend to any one who is building a home entertainment system, to get a good multifunction remote. It is probably the most important item in your home entertainment system. I would get a remote that has Macro Functions so that you can program one power button to turn on your TV, Blue Ray and Sound system. If the remote has Button Mover functions then you can move your Audio Up/Down from the Receiver section of the remote to TV and Blue Ray so that you don't have to switch back and forward.

I am sorry you are in a country that does not have an electronic store, but you should be able to use or any online store to purchase one and have it sent over seas. You may have to use an International Store...

Good Luck.

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March 9, 2011 at 02:39:51

thanks a lot for your help and time :-)

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April 3, 2011 at 05:51:43

Curious of which Sony model that does not come with audio out. Find it hard to believe.

Model number: KDL-32L4000

32" Class BRAVIA L Series LCD HDTV
Audio Out : 1 (Rear)
Digital Audio Output(s) : 1 (Rear) Optical Digital Output

My TV only has Digital Audio out so I had a difficult time trying to find a device to hook it up to,

I eventually went cheap by getting a Phillips 5.1 Home Theater system ( because it offered the Digital audio In.
(1,000 watts - who are they kidding. I have a very old stereo that was rated at 40 watts that goes much louder but it still sounds very good and goes as loud as I need)


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April 3, 2011 at 16:08:48

Bryco - Power ratings have become inflated from the days of CCS & ICAS and Sine Output to Peak output and your 1000 watts. I believe the new math is instantaneous peak power based on a one pulse (based on capacitor holdup time).

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April 4, 2011 at 15:36:07

On top of that they measure Total Wattage for all channels now. If you have a stereo that was 40 Watts RMS per channel and you had 5.1 system then its total wattage would be 282 Watts Peak. Using today's marketing strategies that is what they would write on the box for your 40W system. Can we say pulling a fast one. So that 1000W system being probably 7.1 system would be 100W RMS per channel. Still louder than your system but only by 60W. Granted the system has 2 more speakers than yours.

Personally I think they need to write a law stating that all Amps be sold in RMS per channel when advertising.
Hope that helps.

P.S. Here is the math, double check me...

1000 / 7 * .707 = About 100

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