Agoraquest Logo
The only place for the Sony Enthusiast Free Member Registration | Login | Contact Us | Quick Search Forum   
Main Menu
  • Home
  • Topics
  • Forums
  • Reviews
  • The Top
  • Web Links
  • File Downloads
  • Photo Gallery
  • Archived Articles
  • Media Center
  • Useful Sections
  • Sony Issues
  • Sony Alerts
  • Senior Members
  • Premium Members
  • eBay Sony Auction
  • Search Site
  • About Us
  • Recommend Us
  • Members List
  • Bookmark this Page

    Additional Features
  • Linking to Us
  • Owner Manuals
  • Calender of Events
  • Contact Us
  • Stock Market
  • Agorasearch
  • Break It Down Blog

  • Sponsors




    Who's Online
    Currently Online
    Visitors:223
    Members:0
    Total of:223 users

    MemberLogged
    Most Online Users
    Visitors:980
    Members:1
    Total of:981 online users
    October 17, 2013, 10:29 pm

    Your Current Status
    You are Anonymous user. Register for free by clicking here.

     Inbox
    Log in to check your private message


      
    Moderated By: Toli
    Agoraquest Forum Index Getting Started/Building a Home Theater
      
    home theater set up Dashboard
    Replies: 6 | Views: 1,112
    Last Reply: January 4, 2006, 6:19 pm

    View Printable Version of this thread
    Members below have participated in this thread
    jehill | clickntypeaddict | Ocala2 |
    Search other threads for related issues/solutions: or use Advance Forum Search
    Get the latest Exclusive Sony News by Joining our RSS Feed or Get RSS Via Email
    Author home theater set up
    Ocala2

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Jan 01, 2006
    Posts: 3
    From:

      Posted: 2006-01-01 18:21

    I am unable to get the Digital music from my cable box without turning on my TV. My hookup and system is as follows: Cable box to TV via HDMI; cable box to home theater via optical. home theater to tv via progressive cables.
     I turn on the cable box, tune to digital music, then the home theater and go to digital. I receive nothing until I turn on my tv, Once music is playing I can turn the tv off and it will continue to play. I did notice that if I disconnect the HDMI cable that it works just fine.  Should I get rid of the HDMI and go to component cables? or what?


       


    clickntypeaddict

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 10
    From: Michigan

      Posted: 2006-01-01 23:22

    Its probably cause hdmi has audio built in so its causeing a conflict.


          
    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14282
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2006-01-02 14:14



    Welcome to Agoraquest!  When you say, "...then the home theater and go to digital", are you sure that you are selecting the correct digital input to the home theater?  The reason that I ask is that I wouldn't expect the digital optical output from the cable box to be affected by the HDMI connection to the TV.  If it is, maybe there is something in the cable box configuration that has to be changed.

    -----------------
    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    Ocala2

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Jan 01, 2006
    Posts: 3
    From:

      Posted: 2006-01-03 11:38

    I need "digital in" on my home theater in order to get the digital music from the cable box. If I disconnect the HDMI cable from the TV everything works ok. When I plug it back in the music goes away until I either turn the TV on(until I hear music) then I can turn it off. It appears to me that the HDMI is creating a "marriage" with the TV and taking over. The only problem I have with this is That I have a LCD projection Tv and turning it on and off shortens the life of the bulb which is an expensive item to replace. I don't understand why the music doesn't go directly to the home theater thru the optical cable since it is hooked up that way.


       
    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14282
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2006-01-04 01:52

    What "home theater" system are you using?  Is it include a stand alone receiver or a combination SACD/CD/DVD player/receiver?  What is the manufacturer an model number?

    -----------------
    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    Ocala2

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Jan 01, 2006
    Posts: 3
    From:

      Posted: 2006-01-04 13:34

    My theater is a Samsung HT-WP38 and has a DVD player, with AM/FM tuner. It can recognize all the lastest in dolby and other sound systems.


       
    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14282
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2006-01-04 18:19



    IMHO, what you are experiencing is a quirk of the cable box.  I would consult with you cable company's technical support and see what they say about what you describe.  It certainly puzzles me why the logic in the box would switch off the optical output if it doesn't see a receiver (the TV) for the HDMI signal.

    -----------------
    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    Advance Features
      
    Jump To:
    Locations 
of visitors to this page


    All logos and information in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. This website www.agoraquest.com, Claudio Meira and Agoraquest, LLC is not tided in any form to the Sony Corporation (www.sony.com). This unoffical website is just place where Sony products are reviewed among the general public. Sony is a registered of Sony, Inc. "PlayStation", "PlayStation2", the PlayStation "PS" logo, and all associated logos/graphics. "Agoraquest, LLC" and "agoraquest.com" are associated exclusively with agoraquest.com, and are NOT associated in ANY way with Sony Electronics, Inc. To view the privacy policy, please click here and to view the terms of use, please click here. If you have any further questions, please contact using our online form.