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Old 05-13-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Surround sound from genesis unit

I recently purchased a 2014 flagsttaff model 27bess. It has 3 speaker zones and one of them has surround sound in the living area of the camper. I was told when i purchased the trailer that the surround sound would work with the tv and dvd. Once i got it home that appeared to not be true. I have taken the camper back for other issues to be repaired and mentioned this at tome of service. The service techs are telling me that the surround sound only works with the radio only. Is this true?
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Surround sound from the radio requires the audio to be routed through the system to be decoded.

The internal DVD player and radio are surround sound capable. If you can route the digital audio from the TV to the back of the radio, the TV's surround signal can also be decoded.

Your must use the digital inputs on the back of the radio and it will only be played in the living room. You can't get surround sound from 2 speakers with this setup only the 5.1 speaker system.
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I recently purchased a 2014 flagsttaff model 27bess. It has 3 speaker zones and one of them has surround sound in the living area of the camper. I was told when i purchased the trailer that the surround sound would work with the tv and dvd. Once i got it home that appeared to not be true. I have taken the camper back for other issues to be repaired and mentioned this at tome of service. The service techs are telling me that the surround sound only works with the radio only. Is this true?
NO!

Our surround sound works GREAT with DVD's! Our sub-woofer is in the cabinet below the Genesis. The Genesis is hooked up to the TV via HDMI cable.
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I have 5 speakers in zone A the main area, I get SS with the TV and DVD and radio. Something is not hooked up correctly or not connected. It worked with just RCA cables but Now I also have HDMI that I installed.
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It is all hooked up correctly with the hdmi to the tv and receiver itself. I have a feeling it is the receiver or not wired up correctIy. Just wanted to make sure these service techs weren't blowing smoke up my you know what.
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It is all hooked up correctly with the hdmi to the tv and receiver itself. I have a feeling it is the receiver or not wired up correctIy. Just wanted to make sure these service techs weren't blowing smoke up my you know what.
I'm going to have my technician (my 25 year old son) do some tweaking on mine in the next week or so. If there's something you need to see how things should be hooked up, let me know and I'll have him take some pictures.
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It is my understanding that you still need the RCA cables hook-up.
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Thanks for the help
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Surround sound from genesis unit

I have a 2013 Roo with the genesis radio. The regular tv will work with the surround sound but it is plugged into the av (RCA or headphone jack) port on the back of the tv. Make sure you have this plugged in and the radio is on one of the av inputs. I think mine is on av4
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It is my understanding that you still need the RCA cables hook-up.
It is my understanding that TV output using the red/white RCA plugs will not be true surround sound. The Concertone has a "theater" setting the will output left/right stereo audio to the back speakers with a 0.5 second delay to "simulate" surround sound; but it is not.

ONLY the digital output TVs (with COAX or Toslink) can send the Dolby signals to the Concertone (or any other amplifier).
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