Re: LN40A630 - controlling volume of external speakers
Let's start from the beginning. Let's say I want to hook up two external (amplified) speakers to the TV and be able to control their volume with my cable remote. At the same time, I want to disable the sound of the TV's speakers. I know of three choices for making the hook up from device to speaker:
- run RCA interconnects from the audio output port of the cable box
- run RCA interconnects from the audio output port on the back of the TV
- run 3.5mm plug cable from the headphone jack on the RV
As far as I know, the first option isn't workable, because the sound is only what the cable box gets - TV. OTOH, the headphone jack option does work (and maybe I'll have to live with it). That leaves the second option, off the back of the TV audio output port, which is theoretically the best choice because it allows use of RCA interconnects (and better ones, if I so choose).
The problem with the second option is that I have not yet figured out how to get the cable remote volume control to be recognized (control) when the TV's speakers are disabled in Settings (Menu > Sound > Speakers -- External). Thus far, I've only gotten the cable remote to control the volume when the TV's speakers are enabled, in which case I have four speakers going (two internal, two external).. So my question is, is it possible to make this second option work?
Is that clear now?
[I also have another post about hooking a powered DAC to the Wiselink USB port, if you or a colleague knows the answer to my question there. Thanks.]
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