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Home Theater - Composite


    Before Connecting

    A/V Receiver is a typical component within Home Theater System. The 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
    • Antenna cable
    • Mini-plug audio to RCA cable (optional)
    • Composite Video cable
    Composite Video cable + Optical Audio cable
    Connection Diagram of Home Theater (Composite with Optical Audio cable
    • Antenna cable
    • Audio cable (optional) - Optical Audio cable
    • 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. For audio connection, press the HOME button on your remote, then select
      Settings SoundSpeakersAudio System.
    4. 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:
      • Select Settings 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).


    Please note that this troubleshooting is a general one based on Sony latest TV models. You can check specific troubleshooting for your model on the i-Manual or operating instruction.
    If the symptom still persists, please contact Sony.

    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
    • Ensure proper connection and both TV and Home Theater System are on.
    • Ensure 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:
      • Speakers: Audio System.
      • Headphone/Audio Out: Audio Out.
      • Audio Out: Fixed.
    • If there is still no audio, slightly increase the television volume.
    • If there is still no audio, slightly increase the volume level on the Home Theater System.
    • If you select an analogue (RF) channel and pictures are displayed correctly, change the TV broadcast system. Press the HOME button, then select Settings Analogue Set-upManual Programme PresetTV System. (Availability of Manual Programme Preset or option name differs depending on the region/country/situation.)


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