how to get sound from tv's built-in speakers
November 7, 2009 2:51 PM Subscribe
How do I set up my home theater to let me use my tv's built-in speakers?
posted by anonymice to technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I normally use a Bose 5.1 surround speaker system, but would sometimes like to use my tv's internal speakers instead.
My main home theater components -- all connected by HDMI -- are:
-- Onkyo TX-SR674 Receiver
-- Tivo Series 3 HD, and
-- Panasonic TH-42PX60U Plasma TV
The tv's speakers definitely work. I've tested them by connecting a VCR directly. But I've never been able to get any sound from them when I use the receiver. So I figure either the receiver or the tv is cutting off the audio signal.
The TV automatically shuts off its speakers when it detects that external speakers are connected. But the TV's set-up menu has a setting to turn the speakers on. I've done that, but no success.
I've also screwed around with the receiver settings, like turning on HDMI audio out. I've even tried running composite audio cables from the receiver to the tv. Still no luck.