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So i'm completely new to this stuff and I was trying to configure the onkyo to output sound to my satellite speakers when watching TV, but the sound is still coming from the TV?

For my PS3 and Blu-ray, they already are set to the satellites, but for some reason I'm having trouble disabling sound from TV, but outputting them only from the satellites..

i referred back to the manual to this page about TV Control and Audio TV Out, but I've tried several configs, but they still do not work.

Any suggestions? THANKS!
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what kind of tv is it. what kind of cables are you using,

hook up the cables to the receiver then to your tv.
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So i'm completely new to this stuff and I was trying to configure the onkyo to output sound to my satellite speakers when watching TV, but the sound is still coming from the TV?

For my PS3 and Blu-ray, they already are set to the satellites, but for some reason I'm having trouble disabling sound from TV, but outputting them only from the satellites..

i referred back to the manual to this page about TV Control and Audio TV Out, but I've tried several configs, but they still do not work.

Any suggestions? THANKS!
Couple of additional questions.

Are you using the tuner in the TV to get OTA, or a cable TV signal plugged directly to the TV? Are you using a cable or SAT box?

As Juggalo23451 asked, how are you currently wired, and what TV do you have.

Answer the above, and we all will be able to help you better.

Although there should be a setting in the audio menu of the TV to mute the TV speakers when you are using an external amp. It is usually in the same menu where you can specify "fixed" or "variable" output for the audio out jacks on the TV.
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Are you the admin from Slick deals?

Like mentioned above, are you watching TV via cable or OTA? Also, are you getting any sound to come out of your satellites, or is it only coming out of the TV?

I have the TX-SR508 as well and I also had some troubling getting OTA broadcast, and HDMI out to work with my TV.
Edited by youra6 - 4/9/11 at 9:11am
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what kind of tv is it. what kind of cables are you using,

hook up the cables to the receiver then to your tv.
i have an LG 32" 32LD350

my PS3 and blu-ray is connected to the receiver via HDMI, the Wii is connected using component cable

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Originally Posted by xandypx View Post
Couple of additional questions.

Are you using the tuner in the TV to get OTA, or a cable TV signal plugged directly to the TV? Are you using a cable or SAT box?

As Juggalo23451 asked, how are you currently wired, and what TV do you have.

Answer the above, and we all will be able to help you better.

Although there should be a setting in the audio menu of the TV to mute the TV speakers when you are using an external amp. It is usually in the same menu where you can specify "fixed" or "variable" output for the audio out jacks on the TV.
yeah im using the tuner in the TV. i have a terk antenna connected. no cable or SAT box.

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Originally Posted by youra6 View Post
Are you the admin from Slick deals?

Like mentioned above, are you watching TV via cable or OTA? Also, are you getting any sound to come out of your satellites, or is it only coming out of the TV?

I have the TX-SR508 as well and I also had some troubling getting OTA broadcast, and HDMI out to work with my TV.
nope

the sound comes out from the satellites when i have my PS3 or blu-ray turned on.. so i guess it only outputs to those two for now.
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OK, you only have one option on your TV. It is the optical out connection on the back. You need an optical cable from the TV to the SR508. Hopefully one of the two on the 508 is available. You should be using HDMI for your BlueRay and PS3 anyway.

Once you make this connection from the TV to the AVR, in the Audio Menu of the TV, at the very bottom, turn the internal TV speakers OFF. now as long as you are on the correct input on the AVR, sound will come from your satelite speakers.

One caveat... I didn't look that closely into your TV, but often the optical out from a television will only carry 2 channel stereo, in which case you may need to apply DD PLIIx/z for surround sound. If you are lucky, your TV will send all channels, but that is rare.
Edited by xandypx - 4/9/11 at 12:13pm
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post #7 of 8
Ok I see

Anyways, xandy is correct. The easiest way to get audio from an antenna is via optical (Toslink) cable from the receiver to the TV.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xandypx View Post
One caveat... I didn't look that closely into your TV, but often the optical out from a television will only carry 2 channel stereo, in which case you may need to apply DD PLIIx/z for surround sound. If you are lucky, your TV will send all channels, but that is rare.
I have never seen that when outputing from OTA, usually just when you use an hdmi/rca/component int. OTA will be dolby digital or stereo they always pass that
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