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    connecting philips 4000 series to external speakers

    So I bought a Philips 40PFL4706 and the sound is horrible. 20 W? ridiculous! I can't hear it over my own breathing. The picture is great the but sound is a joke. Anyway, I bought a home theater to remedy the sound problem. The home theater system has a dvd player which connects directly to all the speakers and a subwoofer. I have a cable box that connects to the TV via a coax cable (cable box doesn't have HDMI but I am getting an HDMI cable box soon). My idea was to transmit both the sound and video (via coax) from the cable box to the TV. Then, from the TV, transmit the sound to external spakers via RCA yellow and red cables. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked. I'm also thinking long term, when I get my HD box, how will I send the audio to my DVD player (which sends audio to speakers)? As far as I can tell, if I had an HDMI going from the cable box to the TV, that would transmit both video and sound to the TV. But how would I get it to go from the TV to speakers??

    Any help would be highly appreciated. My home theatre system can accept HDMI too. Also, I am able to plug RCA red and yellow directly into the cable box and transmit sound to the DVD player, to the speakers, while the coax from the cable box it transmitting picture to the TV. That works but I have to turn on/off both the DVD player and the TV if I want picture and sound to be On/Off... It shouldn't have to be that way. I shouldn't have to use two seperate outputs from the cable box, RCA and coax, going to the external speakers and TV respectively. I should be transmitting both video and audio from the cable box to the TV, then sound from the TV to external speakers.

    So to summarize everything: how come I can't transmit an audio signal from my TV via RCA to my external speakers?
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    I have got the same problem on an 37PFL4606 - no signal/sound when connecting the Audio out with RCA to an external amplifier. The sound in the headset port is OK. Tried to upgrade the software/firmware to the lates version 2.18, but that didn't solve the problem. Anyone who knows about this problem/a fix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptorvild View Post
    Anyone who knows about this problem/a fix?
    Hi, bring the item to the Philips Support Center of your area immediately.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptorvild View Post
    I have got the same problem on an 37PFL4606 - no signal/sound when connecting the Audio out with RCA to an external amplifier. The sound in the headset port is OK. Tried to upgrade the software/firmware to the lates version 2.18, but that didn't solve the problem. Anyone who knows about this problem/a fix?
    ptorvild,

    I was able to get sound running by using a separate hdmi cables just for sound. So my final set up was:
    - HDMI from cable box to TV
    - HDMI from TV to DVD player (which connects to the external sound system)

    So I am using a total of two hdmi cables. I leave the DVD box on and when I turn on the TV I have picture and sound. I also disabled the (horrible) TV speakers from the menu. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cscott5288 View Post
    I also disabled the (horrible) TV speakers from the menu. Hope this helps.
    What is not acceptable in my opinion is the audio speakers volume weakness.

    Ask for a repair or a replacement of the defective TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nettle View Post
    What is not acceptable in my opinion is the audio speakers volume weakness.

    Ask for a repair or a replacement of the defective TV.

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    Nettle, I don't think it's defective. 20 Watts is just not enough juice for decent TV audio. Besides, the puny speakers are in the back of the TV, which means they are bouncing off the walls ... it's a design flaw, not a defect.

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    Are you sure that is not defective? Has Philips received a complaints from you?

    Have they replied?

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    Hi

    40pfl4706/F7 does only have 2 Audio out's.

    1st: Digital Audio Out (Single Chinch Cable, Orange connector on the Back Side)
    2nd: HDMI ARC

    This TV does not have any other Audio Outs.

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    Thanks for the clarification.

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