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TV with no Audio output

by hensamhall / November 28, 2011 12:29 PM PST

We recently pruchased a Samsung TV(model UN40D5005BF). This tv has no audio output only 2 HDMI in ports. Is there a way to hook up the tv audio to our surround sound through a receiver? We have cable but no cable box. We also have a dvd player and Wii.


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Yes there is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 12:46 PM PST and on page 159 of the slim manual writes:

"You can listen through a receiver (i.e Home Theater) instead of the TV speaker.
1. Select Receiver and set to On.
2. Press the EXIT button to exit.
NN If your receiver supports audio only, it may not appear in the device list.
NN The receiver will work when you have properly connected the optical in
jack of the receiver to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack of the TV.
NN When the receiver (i.e Home Theater) is set to On, you can hear sound
output from the TV's Optical jack. When the TV is displaying a DTV (air)
signal, the TV will send out 5.1 channel sound to the receiver. When the
source is a digital component such as a DVD and it is connected to the
TV via HDMI, you will hear only 2 channel sound from the receiver."

Yes there is audio output on this model.
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by sunwatcher / November 29, 2011 11:38 AM PST

I was just looking at the Samsung page that Bob posted, and it appears to have been updated as I was reading it. Previous manual was linked to here, is now linked to a different manual dated Nov 29.[UD5005-ZA]BN68-03777A-02Eng-0622.pdf

The latter manual is completely different, and shows only inputs; no digital audio out shown.

If you are watching cable TV with no cable box, then you are very likely receiving just an analog signal. You can route the cable to a VCR with RCA audio out or to a demodulator, then connect the audio out to your surround sound system.

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In Addition...
by sunwatcher / November 29, 2011 11:43 AM PST

You would need to connect the DVD and Wii to the surround sound system separately.

The more expensive solution would be to purchase a new A/V receiver with HDMI inputs.

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Samsung TV Model # UN32EH4003FXZA
by RobertLWalker / March 4, 2013 10:53 AM PST

I also (regrettably) purchased a 32" Samsung Flat Screen LED TV (Model # UN32EH4003FXZA) that has no audio output. By the way, this was my first flat screen TV purchase, so I didn't pay attention to what I was purchasing. I didn't set up the TV until recently (sat in the box for several months), and when I turned it on for the first time, I couldn't believe how lousy the speakers sounded. So, a friend suggested that I purchase a soundbar to help enhance the sound. Well, it's a good thing that I haven't purchased one yet, because Samsung's customer service confirmed a moment ago that this particular model doesn't include audio output. I was very disappointed to hear that. Is there anything I can do at this point? Thanks for your assistance. Rob

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by Pepe7 / March 4, 2013 11:57 PM PST

Always research your purchases to your particular tastes/needs, and test them out during the return/warranty period. There's nothing you can do if there's no audio outputs unfortunately.

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TV with no audio out
by booby100 / February 1, 2014 9:29 PM PST
In reply to: Nope

Well stated someone who needs more imagination and creativity. It is always easier to find fault in others thinking and actions, rather then take the time to have empathy and find solutions. There are many options, Tivo being one possibly.

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Corrrection- are you certain this is your model?
by Pepe7 / March 5, 2013 12:07 AM PST

From what I see online at least, there seems to be a digital optical output. You may not have spotted it though. The Best Buy site indicates this as well. See the following Samsung support page-

The PDF of the product on the Dell site shows it has digital optical out as well-

If your audio system doesn't accommodate digital audio input, you can always try a digital optical to RCA converter of some type.

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Sanyo audio output ?
by arkieguide / December 23, 2015 12:12 PM PST

I have a similar question ? My Sanyo laser HDTV. I am not getting sound from the TV audio outputs to my receiver ? Do I need to go inside the TV and change from internal speakers to external speakers. Now I AM HOOKED TO AUDIO L, AND AUDIO R, ON THE TV. PLUS THE 3 PLUG RCA CORD, PLUS THE ONE CORD AUDIO OUT. Nothing seems to work for me anyone help me ?


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Topic is a Samsung. Yours is an unknown model Sanyo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2015 12:36 PM PST
In reply to: Sanyo audio output ?

I suggest you make a new post with your full model number as well if the headphone jack works, etc.

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check audio settings on tv
by renegade600 / December 23, 2015 12:55 PM PST
In reply to: Sanyo audio output ?

you need to check the tv audio settings on the settings screen.

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