(no help on the LG or Sony sites)
Got a new flat screen TV, so I had to replace the entertainment system as well. The old one crapped out.
The TV is an LG and the ent. system is a Sony BlueRay with FM because the wife wanted to be able to still listen to the radio.
The system is 1000W and rocks the joint if listening to a DVD or the radio. The problem is the TV is barely audible when the ent. system volume is maxxed out. The TV volume alone is louder.
I've got the TV and the ent. system connected with an audio optical cable, and HDMI cable.
Throw an older DVR in the mix and I think that's where my issue lies. The DVR doesn't have true HDMI... it's component HDMI. So the TV see's the cable box as a 'Component'... not a TV or an HDMI device.
I have to set the TV input as Component to watch TV, which I think throws off the input to the ent. system. If I select the TV input as TV, I get snow because it's not seeing the cable box anymore and if the ent. system is on it's LOUD as hell, so I know the ent. system and TV are connected correctly. The ent. system expects the TV input to be TV.
I can do away with the component HDMI between the DVR and TV, but the picture looks like crapola.
The ent. system can be changed between TV and Audio and I do get sound out with either setting. Just very low.
I figured with the TOSLink cable connected I could watch Overhaulin' loud enough to rattle the windows.
What do you all think? Should I bother swapping DVR's with one that has true HDMI ports?