Connecting a hifi to a TV/Sky Q

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by Brisel, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Brisel

    Brisel Member

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    Dorset
    As the title really. I want to use my old Technics hifi as a set of speakers for the TV and Sky Q box to save my buying a soundbar.

    No audio output on the TV, just HDMI and Scart connections. The current lead to the old hifi is a pair of RCA plugs. No optical input on the hifi.

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    Is it just a case of buying a Scart to RCA or HDMI to RCA adaptor cable?
     
  2. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

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    Either will work ,should be an AUX setting on your hifi to get the sound
     
  3. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

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  4. Whatever HDMI to RCA converter you're buying - it will be doing the Digital to Analog conversion.

    So other than your stereo speakers, it will have the biggest net effect on sound quality...if you care about that sort of stuff.
     
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  5. Better off with sound bar and subwoofer in all honesty. Use an optical cable.
     
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  6. milkloss

    milkloss Member

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    East Sussex
    Is there a headphone jack on the tv?
     
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  7. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Please tell me more. Would I lose less quality if I used a Scart adapter?
     
  8. Brisel

    Brisel Member

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    Dorset
    Noted, but that's not what I was asking. It's a decent hifi with surround speakers.

    Probably, but I'd prefer to switch between the TVs own speakers and the hifi remotely.
     
  9. Nothing really. Just that HDMI signal is purely digital, and your stereo appears to only have analog inputs.

    So something in between needs to convert from the digital source to analog - an A/D converter. The quality of the sound you hear will be down to how good the A/D converter is within the (active) cable.

    To be fair you probs won’t notice or care unless you’re an audiophile purist or something or the converter cable is particularly sh!t. But I’ve never used one so don’t know how good they are, just talking in the round.

    It will probably be totally fine.
     
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  10. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
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  11. To be honest, I’d probably just go SCART and put the RCA leads directly into the back of that.

    Cheaper and no conversion, no power needed / plug packs etc

    It’s not like the stereo can do SPDIF/digital in or Dolby or anything.
     
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  12. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    Thanks for all the help.

    I've bought an optical to RCA adaptor and it works well with good sound quality. Not the cheapest way but it makes use of a spare port on the back of the TV.
     
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