Sound issue with smart tv

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  1. peds48

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    if no ARC support then an alternate connection is required. Toslink back to the AVR


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  2. Clark Kent

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    Will try the optical cable when I get home from work. Just wonder if the receiver will allow me to configure it that way easily.
     
  3. peds48

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    You are going to have to assign the optical connection on your AVR to the matching input in the AVR


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  4. Rich

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    Thanx, that helps.

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  5. lparsons21

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    Welcome. Note that the Onkyo's GUI/OSD is a bit different from others. I think the 747 uses the older version, the 757 is on the newer one. I found that going through the different menus without making any changes made it much easier when I got ready to do the setups. Some things are in places that seem odd at first.

    But just like hanging, if you do it often enough or long enough, you get used to it! :)

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  6. Clark Kent

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    Ok I have the optical from the tv into the DN1010. I'm not sure about how to configure it. With just the optical plugged in, the sound still comes out through the TV. Not sure how to tell the receiver how to use the speakers and not the TV.
     
  7. jimmie57

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    Have you tried turning the TV speakers to OFF ? When you do it should send the sound out the optical cable.
     
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  8. Clark Kent

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    Yes. On the TV, I changed the setting from TV Speaker to External.
     
  9. Rich

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    This is why I keep leaning towards the Sony AVRs...very little learning curve. I hope the Onkyos come with a paper manual rather than one that has to be downloaded?

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  10. Rich

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    And you're still getting sound from the TV? What happens when you mute the TV? You have selected the "TV" button on the remote, right?

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  11. lparsons21

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    Rich, it is just a little different and not hard to figure out. A quick walk through of the menuing system makes it all very clear IMO. Hell, I didn't think the Sony's GUI/OSD was all that good either.

    Paper manual? Yeah, when was the last time you saw one of those?? :) They have a 'basic manual' that comes with it that is actually pretty good. I downloaded the 'advanced manual' but never had a need to actually at it.

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  12. jimmie57

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     This is from the manual on page 14

    https://docs.sony.com/release//Ref_4584788121.pdf

    AUDIO OUT*4 /
    •To listen to the TV's sound through the connected equipment, press HOME.

    Select [Settings]  [Sound]  [Headphone/Audio out] and then select the desired item.
     
  13. Rich

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    When I bought the Sony 1010 it came with a manual. I don't remember when I bought it. I'm kinda leaning toward buying an Onkyo now...

    I'm thoroughly disgusted with the Sony AVR. This constant switching back and forth between feeds is enough to drive me away from another Sony AVR altho I'm considering bringing a Sony AVR up from another room and trying that to see if the switching stops. What really bothers me is the fact that I never had this problem with the Panny plasma. All these switching issues popped up when I put the 4K Samsung TV in our TV room. Makes me wonder just how much control the TV has over the AVR.

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  14. Rich

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    I wish you'd find something in the Sony manual that tells me how to stop the Sony AVR from switching feeds...randomly?

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    That might be impossible but tell me which one you have and I will research it.
     
  16. jimmie57

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    Do you have HDMI / CEC control turned ON ? Tried turning that feature to OFF ?

    See pages 70 - 72. This sounds like it might be a little tricky between items being HDMI or HDMI-Easy in the set up of the AVR.
    https://docs.sony.com/release//STRDN1010.pdf

    Still looking.

    See page 125 also. It says stuff about re-setup if you change the connections or have a power loss, etc and it has to be re-setup.

    The Control for HDMI function does not work. • Check the HDMI connection (page 27).

    • Make sure "Ctrl for HDMI" is set to "ON" in HDMI Settings menu. • Make sure the connected component is compatible with the Control for HDMI function.

    • Check the Control for HDMI settings on the connected component. Refer to the operating instructions of the connected component.



    • Repeat the procedures of "Preparing for the "BRAVIA" Sync" if you change the HDMI connection, connect/disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), or when there is a power failure (page 70).
     
  17. Rich

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    Mmm. I had already done all the suggested steps. Here's what's happening: When I put the HR (it's on HDMI1) on and use the remote to select HDMI1 the AVR goes to HDMI1 as it should. (With the Panny plasma the switching was automatic, with the 4K Sammy the switching sometimes happens automatically sometimes I have to select the proper input...This is what leads me to think the TV is somehow affecting the AVR.) Then the AVR switches to TV which is an optical input. I switch the feed back to HDMI1 and sometimes it stays there sometimes it switches back to TV. This usually happens a couple times and then it stays on HDMI1.

    I have an ATV4 that isn't affected by the random switching. I find that odd. The ATV4 causes the AVR to switch to the proper feed (HDMI3) and it usually stays there.

    I'm using the optical outputs of the TV and the upscaling BD player to feed the AVR on its TV mode. When I was using the Panny plasma in that room I did not have any optical outputs feeding the AVR and the AVR worked perfectly.

    I can fix this temporarily by resetting the AVR but it quickly goes back to randomly switching. When I have something on the TV button the AVR will switch to the last HDMI output and sometimes it switches to the ATV4 which screws everything up.

    Hope you can understand all this, I'm confused. This has been going on since I put the 4K set in our TV room in...January or February.

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  18. jimmie57

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    Have you tried turning off HDMI control in the TV and the DTV receiver to see if the AVR will stay when you select the input with the remote ?
     
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    No I haven't. I'll try that today...hell, I'll try anything to get the random switching to stop. Thanx...

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    So...I tried your suggestion and it WORKED!!! Don't really understand why, but it worked and the AVR can now be kept. Can't thank you enough.

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