How about running another optical/coax from your cable box to the Pioneer receiver so you can just leave the TV volume off all the time?
Originally Posted by TRALFAZ /forum/post/0
I'm confusedYou have a surround sound system and can still listen to your TV speakers without your ears bleeding ??
Originally Posted by Rhett_in_SoCal /forum/post/0
My Sony has a "Speaker Toggle" discrete code that toggles the built-in speakers on and off. On my universal remote I have activities of "Watch TV" and "TV with Surround", "Watch DVD" and "DVD with Surround". I have the activities for the "with Surround" options toggle the TV speakers upon entering and upon exiting so that my wife and my daughter can just pick up the cable-box remote and watch TV like "normal", ignoring $2k+ audio system in the room.
My first setup attempt had the "Watch ..." activities toggling the speakers, but then my wife and daughter would always be lost when they used "not the universal remote" to turn on the TV and had no sound. It's better if the TV's speakers are enabled before it's tunred off since they refuse to use the cool blue-lit remote.
Oh yeah: the "Play Xbox360" activity also toggles the TV speakers.
Originally Posted by sjp777 /forum/post/0
couldn't you just hit mute?
Originally Posted by tmm0f5 /forum/post/0
No it causes my ears to bleed! That's why I want the TV speakers off. But my wife hates watching regular TV with surround sound.
I hate the fact that the audio comes out of both.