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Home Theater - Component

    If you want to hear the TV sound through the speakers that are connected to Home Theatre System, you will need to connect TV to the Antenna/Cable directly (without Set Top Box). If you are using Set Top Box, you will need to output the sound from Set Top Box to Home Theatre System.

    Before Connecting

    A/V Receiver is a typical component within Home Theatre System. The basic functionality is to receive an audio signal and amplify the same and allow it to pass through of the video signal from other A/V devices to the TV.

    Making a Connection

    Component Video cable + Mini-plug audio to RCA cable

    Connection Diagram of Home Theater (Component with Mini-plug audio to RCA cable). The cable (A) connects the antenna jack in the room and the antenna terminal on the TV. The cable (B) connects the audio input of the home theater and the Audio out terminal of the TV. The cable (C) connects the home theater's component output terminal and the TV's component input terminal.
    • : Antenna cable
    • : Audio cable (optional) - Mini-plug to RCA/Composite Audio cable
    • : Component Video cable connected to Y/Pb/Pr COMPONENT jacks.

    Component Video cable + Optical Audio cable

    Connection Diagram of Home Theater (Component with Optical Audio cable). The cable (A) connects the antenna jack in the room and the antenna terminal on the TV. The cable (B) connects the optical audio input of the home theater and the optical audio output terminal of the TV. The cable (C) connects the home theater's component output terminal and the TV's component input terminal.
    • : Antenna cable
    • : Audio cable (optional) - Optical Audio cable
    • : Component Video cable connected to Y/Pb/Pr COMPONENT jacks.

    TV Set-up

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

    3. For audio connection, open the Settings screen. How to access the Settings
      The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • Select Display & SoundAudio output → SpeakersAudio system.
      • Select 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 Component ARC and Optical audio connection, You need to configure the Digital audio output or Digital Audio Out settings according to your audio system:
      • To access Digital Audio Out settings, open the Settings screen. How to access the Settings
        The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
        • Select Display & SoundAudio output → Audio system settingsDigital audio output.
        • Select Display & SoundAudio outputDigital 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

    Please note that this is just basic troubleshooting based on Sony latest TV models. You can check specific troubleshooting for your model on the Help Guide, i-Manual, or operating instructions.
    If the symptom still persists, please contact Sony.

    No audio or low audio when connected to audio system
    • Ensure proper connection and both TV and Home Theatre System are on.
    • Ensure proper input settings for both TV (see above TV Setup) and Home Theatre System.
    • If your TV has following setting menu items, make sure the settings are set as below:
      Note: The steps below are an example.
      • Speakers: Audio System.
        Select SettingsDisplay & SoundAudio output → Speakers → Set to Audio system.
      • Headphone/Audio Out: Audio Out.
        Select SettingsSoundHeadphone/Audio out → Set to Audio out (Fixed).
      • Audio Out: Fixed.
    • If 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 output → Audio system settings → Set 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 output → Audio 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-AudioDIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) may not provide an audio signal.
    • 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 Theatre System.
    No picture appears on the TV screen when connected to the home theatre system via Component

    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 HDMI cable connected correctly?
    • Is the HDMI 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.