Originally Posted by lffisher
I have a similar issue. Sometimes the female in the house doesn't watch to watch TV with the full surround sound and wants the sound to come from the TV. However, I'm currently using a very old 35" tube with only RCA red/white 2 channel audio plugs (no HDMI/component). I can't seem to find a way to send two channel sound to the monitor. There are 6 different inputs on the receiver that accept 2 channel sound IN, but how can I send 2 channel OUT to the monitor?
Thanks - and I'm new to this receiver, so any replies about programming this receiver need to be at the 9 year old level. Thanks a lot - much appreciated.
If you look on the RCA Red&White "Audio" Row, you'll see an "OUT" set of (stereo) audio plugs.
Monitor out is only for Video (HDMI is an exception), found in each video section: RCA/S-Video/Component/HDMI
Audio Out is available in Stereo/Optical/HDMI in the respective sections.
There are 2 possible gotcha's..
- Not many (old tube) TV's have RCA Audio-In to allow sound to play via their speakers.. though if it is a 35" model it might be more advanced.
- The Audio Out might have to be switched when she wants to use that option? Normally sound would come out of the Receiver speakers (when it's powered on) using the Stereo Out feature might not be something that is "Always on" and might need to be activated to turn off the sound out of the Denon. This could be some ugly extra steps.
You may want to consider splitting your sound, I'm assuming she's watching a cable box when she wants to have TV-only sound and not Movies.. etc.
Cable Boxes usually have a minimum of 2 outputs for sound, (TV and VCR) so you might be able to send stereo sound to your TV and Receiver, keep the receiver turned off when you just want TV speakers, and turn your TV volume down when you want to use the Reciever speakers. If that's not supported you can always use an RCA Y-splitter (x2) to split a single set of RCA jacks to both devices.
Bypassing a receiver is not always easy but it's usually always possible, just depends on what devices you're using.