setting up dvd home theatre system

Postby stevethefish » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:06 am

Hi, I have been bought a dvd home theatre system for christmas. I can play dvd's fine on it and get amazing surround sound, unfortunately I am struggling to get dtv to work on it. I can get normal tv, with surround sound, but then I loose out on picture quality and channels. I have tried all sorts it does not give much on the instructions, just use a scart lead.
When I put on DTV (digital TV) I can hear a different normal tv channel playing.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:10 am

Some of these systems are difficult to set up especially if you have an older TV with just one scart socket. You may have to use a component video lead to get things to work. If you google "connecting tv and theatre system" there are many solutions.
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Postby stevethefish » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:53 pm

Thanks, I had a play with it yesterday and I had a brainwave, I thought the tv settings may need altering for av out. I managed to sort it thanks, just needed some thought really.
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