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Home Theater - Composite

     

    Before Connecting

    An A/V Receiver is a typical component of a Home Theater system. It's basic functionality is to receive and amplify the audio signal and allow it to pass through of the video signal from other A/V devices to the TV.

     

    Making a Connection

    Composite Video cable + Mini-plug audio to RCA cable

    Connection Diagram of Home Theater (Composite with Mini-plug audio to RCA cable
    1. Antenna cable
    2. Mini-plug audio to RCA cable (optional)
    3. Composite Video cable

    Composite Video cable + Optical Audio cable

    Connection Diagram of Home Theater (Composite with Optical Audio cable
    1. Antenna cable
    2. Audio cable (optional) - Optical Audio cable
    3. Composite Video cable

    TV Set-up

    1. After making a connection, turn on the TV and Home Theater System..
    2. Press the (Input) button repeatedly to select the input to the connected Home Theater System.

    3. Access the Settings screen
      • If the remote control have a Quick Settings (spanner or gear) button, press the Quick Settings button and select gear
      • If the remote control does not have a Quick Settings (spanner or gear) button, press the HOME button on your remote, then select Settings
    4. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • Select Display & SoundAudio outputSpeakersAudio system.
      • Select SoundSpeakersAudio System.
    5. The connected audio system is turned on automatically. The volume can be controlled using the TV's remote.
      If you connect a BRAVIA™ Sync-compatible device, you can control it by simply using the TV's remote.
      For Composite ARC and Optical audio connection, You need to configure the Digital Audio Out settings according to your audio system:
      • Access the Settings screen
        • If the remote control have a Quick Settings (spanner or gear) button, press the Quick Settings button and select gear
        • If the remote control does not have a Quick Settings (spanner or gear) button, press the HOME button on your remote, then select Settings
      • The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
        • Select Display & Sound → Audio output → Digital audio output.
        • Select Display & Sound → Audio output → Audio system settings → Digital audio output.
        • Select SoundDigital Audio Out
      • Select Auto or PCM (Select Auto if the device connected via DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) is compatible with Dolby Digital. Select PCM if the device is not compatible with Dolby Digital).

    Troubleshooting

    These are basic troubleshooting steps based on the latest TV models. Refer to your product manual for model-specific information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
    If the symptom still persists, please contact Product Support.

    No picture appears on the TV screen when connected to the Home Theater system via Composite.

    For some 2014 TV models (i.e. KDL-xxWxxxB Series), there is Problem Diagnosis feature that may detect connected device symptom: Press HOME button on the remote → HelpCustomer Support → Problem Diagnosis: External Device Symptom.

    Please check the following:

    • Is the Composite cable connected correctly?
    • Is the Composite input selected on TV?
    • If a resolution setting unacceptable to your TV is mistakenly selected, you can reset it to the factory default. In this case, press STOP button on the player for more than 10 seconds to reset the video output resolution to the lowest resolution.
    No audio or low audio when connected to audio system
    • Make sure proper connection and both TV and Home Theater System are on.
    • Make sure proper input settings for both TV (see above TV Setup) and Home Theater System.
    • On Settings Sound, make sure the settings are set as below (The steps below are an example):
      • Speakers: Audio System.
        Select SettingsDisplay & SoundAudio outputSpeakersSet to Audio system
      • Headphone/Audio Out: Audio Out.
        Select SettingsSoundHeadphone/Audio outSet to Audio out (Fixed)
      • Audio Out: Fixed.
    • f the audio system is not compatible with Dolby Digital or DTS, set Digital audio output to PCM. The steps below are an example:
      Select SettingsDisplay & SoundAudio outputAudio system settingsSet Digital audio out to PCM
      If Audio system settings is not shown, skip this step.
    • Check if the TV's Digital audio out volume setting is at maximum. The steps below are an example:
      Select SettingsDisplay & SoundAudio outputAudio system settingsOptical digital audio output volume.
      If Audio system settings is not shown, skip this step.
    • When using HDMI input with Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio, DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) may not provide an audio signal.
    • If there is still no audio, slightly increase the volume level on the Home Theater System.
    • If you select an analog (RF) channel and pictures are displayed correctly, change the TV broadcast system. Press the HOME button, then select Settings Analog Set-upManual Program PresetTV System. (Availability of Manual Program Preset or option name differs depending on the region/country/situation.)