Originally Posted by David 01
However the TV in the living room does not play surround sound except when playing a DVD. My solution is going to be to see if I can run a 1/4 check from TV out to the 1/4 jack in on the stereo. (where I could plug in an IPOD) and see if that works. I do not know if the TV has a 1/4 jack as I never looked last year. There is probably some yellow and red connections that can be made as well, TV out to Stereo in. I will explore those options as well. It seems simple enough...but nothing ever is with TT.
Had the same situation in our last camper. Actually a pretty easy fix for this (while I am a bit of an audiophile, it is still a pretty easy fix.) On the back of your TV you should have a couple of L (white) and R (red) connections labeled audio out. There will probably also be a video (yellow) out along with this (no need to do anything with this.) You will need a set of standard RCA cables to run from the back of the TV to an open input (assuming you have one, I had several) on the back of the stereo/DVD unit. You will need to remove the stereo/DVD from the wall, which typically involves removing the face plate and probably 4-6 screws then pulling it out from the enclosure. Figure out which input port you are plugging it into and then when you want to watch TV and listen to it through the Stereo via surround sound, you should just be able to turn it to that input.
Myself I wouldn't go the 1/4 jack route is it in not necessarily visually appealing, but I like to make sure that all of my wires are as hidden as possible which is a little trait I learned during my car audio/security hobby time of life. Hope this helps!