Just and Observation and a question?

Tesler

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I was just wandering around in Currys the other day whilst the wife was elsewhere buying shoes and I looked at the vast array of LCD TV's. Looking round the back of quite a few of them, various sizes, I came to the conclusion that virtually none of them had a Red and White Phono socket which gave the facility for Audio out.

Does this mean then, that should I purchase on of these TV's that I will have to use up one scart socket purly for the ability to play the Tv's sound through my Pioneer A400 amplifier in my HiFi System.

Is there a reason why most manufacturers have omitted Audio out?

Hopefully someone may be able to enlighten me?

Thanks

Tesler.
 

Andrew Everard

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Yes, some TV manufacturers do omit a line audio out, and some include audio output on a digital connection, often optical.

I guess it's a lack of demand for such a facility, and the feeling that if people are taking sound out it'll be to an AV receiver or an all-in-one home cinema in a box system.

I'd suggest before you buy a specific TV you check the instruction manual to see whether it will suit your needs in this area - most manufacturers have their manuals available online for download.
 

Tesler

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Hi Andrew thanks for your response.

I wonder if you have any experience with Bandridge accessories? There is a Switch box by Bandridge, Model Number N48C, that I spotted. This seems to be a device that might solve the audio out problem because I can connect my DVD player and Sky Box through that and then connect this up to the Amp.

Do you expect there to be a certain amound of degredation to picture and/or audio through such a device ?

Oh and you wrote in your response to my post

"I guess it's a lack of demand for such a facility",

Shame the same thing doesn't apply to women and shoes!

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Andrew Everard

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Surely if you have a DVD player and Sky box you can just connect from them to the amplifier, and get the TV sound from the Sky box in that way. Or are you short of inputs on the amp? Even the tape connections used up?

Can't find that switchbox anywhere, so not too sure what it does...
 

Tesler

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Thanks again Andrew, The reason why I cannot connect anything else to my amp is because of a lack of sockets, My Amp is a Pioneer A-400 Here is a list of what I have connected to it. CD player (Marantz CD63SE),Cambridge Audio DVD55 DVD player,Sony Tuner STR211 (Way Old now) Project Audio Debut II Turntable,Nakamichi DR2 Cassette deck, If you are familiar with my Amp you will know I have no more sockets left, removing the DVD player from the line input will allow meone input so I need to find away of connecting the DVD player, TV and sky to this one input. I saw The Bandridge switch box in Maplin electronics it's on their website at this URL http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=97941&doy=5m10 Thanks.
 

Tesler

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Andrew,

Sorry I forgot to mention that I need to connect my Panasonic NICAM VHS machine aswell.

Yes I know, I'm the one who is still using a Cassette deck, and a VHS video recorder.

Cheers.
 

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