by RoadRunner6 - 7/31/06 12:19 AM
In Reply to: One more thing by listerinestrips
It looks from your somewhat confusing description (no offense intended here, but you need to be very clear about exactly what cables you are talking about, audio, video, single RCA cable, two RCA cables, etc...the model numbers on both the TV and SS system might help) that you have a receiver or integrated amplifier/processor with a built-in DVD player. Not sure if this is an HDTV LCD TV but problably not since you have a straight cable hook-up with no cable box (unless this TV has a built-in cable card for HDTV).
It seems that you would then be connecting the cable directly to the TV with a regular antenna cable to the TV cable input connection. You should now have picture on the TV and sound from the TV speakers.
You would then connect the audio out RCA jacks (there are two, red and black or red and white) from the TV to the RCA audio in jacks on the rear of the control unit (DVD player as you call it or int amp or receiver combo unit). Now these in jacks would normally be labelled TV or you can use any other line level in jack. You would make sure the function selector on the combo unit is set to TV or the specific in jack function you actually use. The sound from the DVD to the amp should be an internal connection.
You should now have TV sound thru the combo unit to the speakers. The DVD video out jack(s) would run to the TV video in jack(s)((these would probably be component cables (3 RCA cables) or s-video or composite video (1 RCA cable), depending on your particular video hook-ups on both the TV and DVD)).
However, you would normally turn off the TV speakers with a menu switch on the TV or sometimes just turn down the TV sound manually. Sometimes there is more than one audio out set of jacks, one is fixed and one is variable (you would use the fixed jacks). Make sure you read the TV manual to verify this.
This should work. However, you are mentioning ''optical'' cables. Presume you are not talking about ''video'' cables but rather optical and coaxial digital audio cables (these are two different type of cables that are used for the same thing). These are for digital audio signals used for Dolby Digital sound from a DVD or HDTV sound.
If you still can't figure it out please give us the Polaroid and Philips model numbers.
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