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Old 04-18-2013, 04:24 AM   #1
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Local TV surround sound

Hello, We are very proud new owners of a 2013 Columbus 320RS we have spent 3 weekends in it and we have the surround sound with the Hiesne(spelling?)TV and I am not able to get sourround sound when watching local TV channels but can get surround sound if we watch a DVD. Any input on this? is it possible to get surround sound when watching local channels? I played around with the input jacks (red & white) hooking it up to the aux 2 on the DVD but had no success.

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your 2013 Columbus 320RS. Not all tv stations broadcast in Dolby surround sound.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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When we send them out they are set to work on Aux 2 TV setting
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #4
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Welcome to The forum !
Congrats on the new Columbus !

Have fun, stick around and meet new people here !
We might even try and talk you into going to the Goshen rally in August !


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Old 04-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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When we send them out they are set to work on Aux 2 TV setting
Any work-around to get sound from the rest of the speakers even when not in the Aux 2 TV setting? Reason: I sometimes have difficulty hearing the TV even when the volume is set at "100". I've been considering hooking up a sound bar, but would rather use my existing speakers. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #6
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I'm not familiar with your RV (or television), but you can't get true surround sound with red & white connections. You have to use either an HDMI cable or a "digital" cable to connect your TV to the amplifier. "Digital" comes in two flavors: Wire or Optical. If there's no HDMI option, then hopefully both amp & TV have the same kind of digital. If not, you can buy an adapter fairly cheaply.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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The real issue is that the TV, which has HDMI and Optical Digital output, is not compatible with the DVD player that has Stereo and Standard Digital input. So, they use the Stereo Headset plug from the TV and a Y adapter to plug into the Stereo Input to the DYD/Surround System. So, when setting the DVD Player on Aux 2, the TV plays through the Surround System, but you have to use both the volume control on the TV and the DVD player. So if the volume is low with the DVD on 100, you can turn up the TV volume, and it gets louder.
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No problem. Buy this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002G...6297428&sr=8-9
and then you can connect the optical digital output (toslink) from the TV to the coaxial digital input on the DVD player. You'll need two cables (optical and digital-coaxial) as well. (I had to go the other direction in my RV and it works well).
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #9
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Pop, THANK YOU for describing the issue with clarity!

Barry, THANK YOU: for your recommended solution!

I'm going get an Optical to Coaxial Digital Audio Converter and a Digital Coaxial (SPDIF) cable. I currently have an extra Optical Audio Toslink Cable. I think this route is far better than either putting up with low sound volume or adding an expensive sound bar.
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Thanks guys for the education I will try out a couple of your ideas and get back to you. Im thinking maybe Ill try to use the head phone jack first
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