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topjustice 06-18-2018 09:44 PM

TV Audio with External Speakers
Has anyone figured out how to use the external speakers (above the fireplace) with the TV audio in newer Montanas? Iíve tried everything but nothing works. Not sure if itís possible. It seems that the HDMI from the stereo to the TV should work by changing the audio settings but nothing changes. Iíve gone through all the audio settings on both the stereo and the TV. Anyone figured it out yet?

DQDick 06-18-2018 09:50 PM

In our rig the external speakers both inside and out are all controled by the crappy DVD player.

topjustice 06-18-2018 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by DQDick (Post 1102984)
In our rig the external speakers both inside and out are all controled by the crappy DVD player.

Yes, mine too. Iím trying to get the TV sound to go through the player to the external speakers instead of using the crappy TV speakers so the Sirius XM music from Dish Network will sound better and be distributed to all speakers.

Rebel702 06-19-2018 12:23 AM

With my new 3811MS - Furrion TV and IR32 DVD/Stereo
Used a headphone jack to RCA line. Just above the side HDMI connections is the speaker out jack. You have to remove the DVD player to access the back RCA inputs (bottom row, white and red.)
When you connect that line the TV will show external speakers - Variable or Fixed sound. Choose Fixed. The stereo should then be set to TV Speakers. You have to use the remote for the stereo to control volume and mute.
Check Best Buy or Walmart or Amazon for the cable. Buy the cheapest. Probably less than $8. My is 4 ft long to fish down to reach the stereo.

Rebel702 06-19-2018 12:28 AM

Faceplate of the IR32 has 2 tabs right side that will release and allow the bottom half of the faceplate to come off. Mine only had 2 screws holding the unit in.

BB_TX 06-19-2018 09:11 AM

I know very little about it. But from what I have learned, you must has an HDMI-ARC (audio return channel) connection between the TV and the sound system to get TV sound transmitted to the sound system. Don't know if that requires a specific type TV or not. Or if the standard Montana TV has that feature. And the sound system must also be HDMI-ARC compatible.

topjustice 06-19-2018 09:58 AM

Thanks for the information. I was trying to avoid pulling the DVD but I guess that's the only way. Not sure why the HDMI that goes from the TV to the DVD won't carry the signal. The HDMI is suppose to send the signals both ways, but I guess not in this case. I will do as suggested. Thanks again.

Dusters 06-19-2018 03:16 PM

I chose to add 2 small cubed speakers above the sound bar shelf and took the zone 2 speaker wires from the bedroom ceiling speakers and connected them to the cubes. They are now my jensen primary speakers when I turn on the radio. Zone 1 and Zone 3 are still the front room and outside speakers. My TV can play thru the cubes with a button change on the Jensen. I use the sound bar for DVD's, but can't be bothered to figure out what buttons make it work half the time. I did not find a need to have the front room audio playing in the bedroom.

Time2Travel 08-13-2018 04:28 PM

I have the same question, everything works except for the sound from the tv when I am watching my satellite channels, or movies on our portable DVD/Blue Ray player. Its very frustrating, been working on it for a couple of hours.

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