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Tv's and stuff...
« on: September 15, 2012, 08:51:38 PM »

Right chaps, needing some advice here...

I have my TV and my Freesat  box, all hooked up and wonderfully. Today I managed to 'acquire' an LG 5.1 surround sound system, consisting of  a dvd/cd  player with built in amp and radio receiver, 4 tall speakers, a huge bass speaker and a circular centre speaker.

Now...I have plenty of scart  cables, but what I need to know is...what goes where? Do I take the aerial lead to the Freesat  box, and  then connect to the dvd/cd  player via scart lead or vice versa?

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Re: Tv's and stuff...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 09:07:13 PM »



It's going to be almost impossible to analyse by written word.  I had the instruction manuals for all the gear and it still took many hours to couple up.

As a general rule of thumb, you will be looking for Audio out on your TV.  This will go to an amplifier and onwards through the speaker system.  The DVD will need a Scart lead into the TV.

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 09:10:49 PM »

I have all the instruction manuals, it says to connect the dvd/cd player direct to the TV via a scart...but I thought that the Freesat  box would be first in line?
 
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 09:13:44 PM »

Straight into the tv scart.
It will play DVD's, CD's and the surround sound can be used on "normal" tv.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 09:16:21 PM »

Ok, I'll give that a try, Bob...thank you kindly.

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 09:25:51 PM »

As Bob says, I've got an LG surround sound set, and there's no audio input on there so its just a scart from dvd to tv, dvds will play with surround sound, with the picture on either AV1 or AV2 and normal tv same as usual and sound from the tv.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 09:28:36 PM »

Cheers Derrick, tomorrow morning will see some determined efforts at hooking it all up. MotoGP...on my big TV...in surround sound = heaven!
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 09:34:07 PM »

Be careful. "You've got your negative feedback coupled in with your push-pull input-output; take that across your red-head pickup to your tweeter, and if you're modding more than eight you're going to get wow on your top - try to bring that down through your rumble filter to your woofer. And what'll you get? Flutter on your bottom!" (from 'A Song of Reproduction' by Flanders and Swann)

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 09:36:02 PM »

Be careful. "You've got your negative feedback coupled in with your push-pull input-output; take that across your red-head pickup to your tweeter, and if you're modding more than eight you're going to get wow on your top - try to bring that down through your rumble filter to your woofer. And what'll you get? Flutter on your bottom!" (from 'A Song of Reproduction' by Flanders and Swann)


Umm...yes. I think...
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 09:37:40 PM »



Don't forget to put a speaker behind you.  You'll be jumping out of the way.  {-)  {-)  {-)

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 09:41:55 PM »

I have two in front, two behind, the centre one under the TV unit, and the woofer on the floor sort of off centre in front of me. Looking forward to watching the depth charge scene from 'Das Boot'  with the volume wound up... ;D
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 09:43:47 PM »



But first, the small job of connecting it up.     %)


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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 09:46:56 PM »

Yea...up bright n' early tomorrow, get stuck into it. I have until 1230hrs to complete the job.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 10:11:06 PM »

I would be in the same boat as you U-33........ {-)

Don't you have any relatives with a 7 year old child?.......children don't need instruction manuals.....just ZIP & the job is completed  O0 ....Derek
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 10:19:54 PM »

I have grandkids that could do it blindfold  whilst eating their breakfast, but one can't lose face in front of them...can one?

Mind you, if all else fails...they are only a phone call away. 
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2012, 12:22:12 AM »

.....U-33 says ...."but one can't lose face in front of them...can one?" :embarrassed:

Give them a call & say....could you please help......[Pa...Park...Pop...Grandad...Gramps]....or whoever they call you  {-) %%

They would be so happy to help  O0....give them a call.... <*< ....Derek
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2012, 09:25:04 AM »

Grrr.....  >>:-(  cuss cuss...mutter mutter... <*<
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2012, 10:47:27 AM »

First thing is to make sure sound comes out of it before linking to the TV, it's a sound unit so you can play a CD on it first. How many scart sockets on the back of the TV?

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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2012, 10:50:05 AM »

I can get a cd to play ok, but I'm only getting sound from the front/centre speakers  and the woofer....nothing from the rear two at all. There's two scart sockets on the back of the tv...
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2012, 10:57:30 AM »

Check destructions for a "Stero - Surround" option on sound unit. Make sure all 5 small units are working individually. For all speakers there is a left-right, front - back test in the settings.

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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2012, 10:59:38 AM »

Check destructions for a "Stero - Surround" option on sound unit. Make sure all 5 small units are working individually. For all speakers there is a left-right, front - back test in the settings.

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And it's not showing on the tv either...
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2012, 11:06:43 AM »

Errrr, go back to post #17
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2012, 11:42:41 AM »



I stake my interest in saying I don't have surround sound.  My children do, however and I'm led to believe that not every program transmits it all some times.

Circlip's thinking is correct in that once you find a speaker that works, then test all the others on that circuit. 

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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2012, 11:52:32 AM »

Sorted it...I went through all the switches on the back of the unit, and after three or four flicks and pushes it burst into life!

It is L  O  U  D....at the moment it's on volume seven, and treating the whole village to Rick Wakeman's "Journey to the centre of the earth". Roll on the MotoGP...



Ye Gods, is it ever loud....wound it up to eleven and me tea in me tea cup started vibrating!
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2012, 11:52:36 AM »

Kenny,
The surround sound is a stand alone decoder so no input needed from programme.

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