Using Core for TV Sound

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  • #22761
    Denzo155
    BRONZE Member

      I have used a B&O Core input from TV headphone output to get batter sound from my TV . It’s not grand enough to call home theatre but does an excellent job  considering most TV manufacturers are more interested in slim hardware and there is no room for half-decent loudspeakers.

      My TV has broken down after 11 years, and few modern TVs  have a headphone socket. Outputs are digital and for bluetooth headphones.

      What can I do. please?

       

      #22766
      Millemissen
      GOLD Member
        • Flensborg/Danmark

        Just use the optical in instead.

        Every modern tv has an optical out.

        MM

        #22770
        Denzo155
        BRONZE Member

          Many thanks.  I thought there must be a simple answer, but have been unable to identify a cable with digital one end and the Core’s 3:5mm jack at the other.

          #22777
          YannChris
          FOUNDER Member
            • Brittany, France
            #22781
            trackbeo
            BRONZE Member

              Also avoid the temptation to use a TOSlink->3.5mm optical adapter with a standard TOSlink cable.  The data stream depends on the distance & tolerance of the gap in this friction-fit connector.  Too little light output or too much reflection at the junction, and you lose!

              TOSlink-3.5mm-adapter

              #22845
              Denzo155
              BRONZE Member

                Thanks for your help, guys’ I bought this from Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00T8HWV62?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

                Unfortuately, my new LG TV  says *Not supported” I wondered if I had inserted the cable wrongly in the Toslink socket but if there is nothing in the socket there is no error message, but it still doesn’t work.

                The TV has HDMI out and I’m wondering if I need a converter like this.

                 

                 

                #22846
                Denzo155
                BRONZE Member
                  #22856
                  Millemissen
                  GOLD Member
                    • Flensborg/Danmark

                    A converter will not be needed – the optical cable is all you need.

                    Be sure that you have turned on sound out via optical in the tv menu – also set the sound format to PCM ( the Core will not support sound in other formats).

                    There are many explanations/videos on the internet, that explains how to. It does not matter if it is a soundbar or the Core via optical – the settings are the same.

                    MM

                    #22871
                    Denzo155
                    BRONZE Member

                      Many thanks.

                      The external sound  is set to opticak out, and I have found in “Advanced Settings” that PCM is indeed the default. I am going to contact LG

                       

                      #22996
                      Denzo155
                      BRONZE Member

                        I forgot to mention that my speakers are quite old  – a pair of Beolab 6000s and a Beolab 2 subwoofer. I am not sure they can handle a digital signal.

                        #23000
                        Millemissen
                        GOLD Member
                          • Flensborg/Danmark

                          No worries.

                          You are feeding the Core with the optical signal.

                          This the sends the audio through the Powerlink output to the speakers.

                          MM

                          #23014
                          Denzo155
                          BRONZE Member

                            I think the Core is indeed feeding the digital signal to the speakers, but no sound emerges. This could be because the speakers, being analogue, cannot interpret the signal. This in turn could be because I have failed to find the setting on the Core to convert Digital IN to Analogue OUT.

                            #23017
                            Millemissen
                            GOLD Member
                              • Flensborg/Danmark

                              Again no worries….when you connect both using Powerlink cables, the right setting is there.
                              There is no way to use the optical/digital out from the Core, since the speakers have no digital input possibility.

                              MM

                              #23020
                              YannChris
                              FOUNDER Member
                                • Brittany, France

                                Hello,

                                I would connect products like this.

                                Yann.

                                Core

                                #23021
                                Millemissen
                                GOLD Member
                                  • Flensborg/Danmark

                                  Another option is to connect to the BL2, then go from there to one BL6000 and daisychain from there to another ——- or go from the BL2 to each of the BL6000 with seperate cables.
                                  No external switch needed.

                                  Either option is possible – depends on how the placement of the speakers in the room is.

                                  MM

                                  #23025
                                  Denzo155
                                  BRONZE Member

                                    Thanks Fellow Members,

                                    My connection is actually like this. The cable shown green was installed as shown by B&O when we bought the speakers (for use with a B&O Music Centre) about 15 years ago, and connected with what look like large DIN M/F Connectors, joined to the core by what looks like an ethernet connector. this was replaced in 2013 and again last year when I bought the Core and the NAS. B&0Setup Until two weeks ago, the red cable was a headphone cable with a 3.5mm jack each end. THIS WORKED; the Core knew if I was trying to listen to music or watch TV  and delivered the right sound. My TV broke down and the new TV has no headphone socket but an optical out, Instead of the headphone cable, I now have an optical cable with standard Toslink connection to the TV and a mini-toslink which goes into the dual purpose Core Line In socket. Now only the music plays.

                                    #23027
                                    Millemissen
                                    GOLD Member
                                      • Flensborg/Danmark
                                      #23028
                                      Denzo155
                                      BRONZE Member

                                        This is an interesting find, thanks.

                                        I have done all the above except item 4, having never heard of SIMPLINK. I found it in  my menu; it was already enabled, but I tried disabling it, which made no difference, so I re-enabled it.

                                        It is actually a feature which enables the remote control to be used for any connected device as well as the TV, which saves  a user the trouble of keeping several remote controls.

                                         

                                        #23031
                                        Millemissen
                                        GOLD Member
                                          • Flensborg/Danmark

                                          Simplink is a term used for CEC – different companies use different terms, but basicly it is the same.

                                          MM

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