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Using Blu-Ray player thru TV

Hi folks. This is my first post so I hope I provide sufficient info to get help.

 

I have a Panasonic flat screen TV with 3 hdmi connects but no optical input. I also have a Sky plus box which is connected to the TV and works fine. Until recently I was using a Panasonic Blu-Ray player via the TV and 5.1 front and surround speakers with a sub woofer (Home Theatre set up).

 

Due to the need to decorate the room (according to my wife) I have had to remove and disconnect all the speakers attached to the Blu-Ray. I now want to (temporarily) operate the player via the TV speakers (either the internal speakers or, preferably, the Q-TV2 externals).

 

There is an HDMI connection between the player and the TV and an optical connection from the player to the Sky+. I can get picture, but no sound from the player via the TV. I have sound on the player set to CF. I would really appreciate some help here. If I'm missing something basic, I won't mind looking stupid.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Batteneye

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RE: Using Blu-Ray player thru TV

Not sure why you have an optical connection between the Blu-ray player and the Sky+ (if I've read that right?). All you really need is for both the Blu-ray and the Sky+ to be connected into the TV via HDMI - that's it. You might well need to tell the Blu-ray player to output stereo sound via the HDMI - this should be in the settings somewhere.

If you're having issues, list the model numbers of the Panasonic TV and Blu-ray player and we'll see what we can do for you.

 

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RE: Using Blu-Ray player thru TV

professorhat wrote:

Not sure why you have an optical connection between the Blu-ray player and the Sky+ (if I've read that right?). All you really need is for both the Blu-ray and the Sky+ to be connected into the TV via HDMI - that's it. You might well need to tell the Blu-ray player to output stereo sound via the HDMI - this should be in the settings somewhere.

Yes, from what I've seen of these all-in-one units they disable sending audio down the HDMI by default. Been caught by that one in the past.

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RE: Using Blu-Ray player thru TV

Thanks to both of you for your rapid response to my query. I've removed the optical lead from the sky+ box>blu-ray player and it's made no difference (Still works). I now have merely an HDMI cable from each device to my TV as advised. Still not a peep.

The TV is a Panasonic TX-P42G20B

The Blue- Ray is a Panasonic SC-BT205 or 200 (not sure which)

On the remote there are 'Surround' options as follows:

Manual 1 - Mutli Channel - Standard

and 'Sound' options as follows:

CF

W,5,

Eq Clear

Sub W 1

Ive tried them all. - No joy

I'm now going to swap over the two HDMI cables to see what ahappens.

Thanks again to both of you for your interest in my problem.

 

Batteneye

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RE: Using Blu-Ray player thru TV

RTFM!!!

Batteneye wrote:

Thanks to both of you for your rapid response to my query. I've removed the optical lead from the sky+ box>blu-ray player and it's made no difference (Still works). I now have merely an HDMI cable from each device to my TV as advised. Still not a peep.

The TV is a Panasonic TX-P42G20B

The Blue- Ray is a Panasonic SC-BT205 or 200 (not sure which)

Doesn't matter, it's the same manual, the only difference between them is the speakers, the amplfier unit is the same.

Page 39:

Settings - TV/Device Connection - HDMI Audio Output set to "ON".

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RE: Using Blu-Ray player thru TV

Thanks so much! It works a treat now. I've been fiddling with the cables for a couple of days. Now can I assume for future reference that HDMI is the way to go for the foreseeable future?

 

Thanks to all who helped.

 

Batteneye

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