Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?

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Greetings,

I have a Panasonic plasma disply. How would I hook up the home theater
to respond to the volume control on the display? There are no audio out
buttons on the monitor, just left and right speaker out hookup
connections.

Can I hook up these two connections to the theater unit? It's a Bose
Lifestyle 12

I'll have a Digital box and a DVD recorder when all the units arrive.
Any experience will be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Geoff



Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?
@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:

> Greetings,
>
> I have a Panasonic plasma disply. How would I hook up the home theater
> to respond to the volume control on the display? There are no audio out
> buttons on the monitor, just left and right speaker out hookup
> connections.
>
> Can I hook up these two connections to the theater unit? It's a Bose
> Lifestyle 12
>
> I'll have a Digital box and a DVD recorder when all the units arrive.
> Any experience will be much appreciated.


Does your TV remote have the ability to learn commands? If it does then you
can program it to learn your AV receiver's commands.

If not, you'll probably have to buy a universal remote.



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Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?

> @c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
>
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I have a Panasonic plasma disply. How would I hook up the home theater
> > to respond to the volume control on the display? There are no audio out
> > buttons on the monitor, just left and right speaker out hookup
> > connections.
> >
> > Can I hook up these two connections to the theater unit? It's a Bose
> > Lifestyle 12
> >
> > I'll have a Digital box and a DVD recorder when all the units arrive.
> > Any experience will be much appreciated.
>
>
> Does your TV remote have the ability to learn commands? If it does then
you
> can program it to learn your AV receiver's commands.
>
> If not, you'll probably have to buy a universal remote.
>
> Everything you need to know is in the manuel, you can set the audio out on
your set  (the red and white rca plugs labeled AUDIO OUT) using the menu
system on your tv.
Plug it into your "doze" nostyle system if you have an aux input, you can
set the audio to be variable or set, you can turn off your speakers (if your
set has any) and just listen through your sound system.
It never ceases to amaze me how some think they can use a complicated device
like a plasma tv without reading the friggin instructions. Thats not a four
slot toaster from Wallmart you have there.
Then again you DO have Bose crap, clock radio electronics at a premium
price. Bet you paid two grand for that shit
>
> --
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Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?
@bignews4.bellsouth.net:

> Then again you DO have Bose crap, clock radio electronics at a premium
> price. Bet you paid two grand for that shit

That probably answers your question ; )

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Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?

> Greetings,
>
> I have a Panasonic plasma disply. How would I hook up the home theater
> to respond to the volume control on the display? There are no audio out
> buttons on the monitor, just left and right speaker out hookup
> connections.
>
> Can I hook up these two connections to the theater unit? It's a Bose
> Lifestyle 12
>
> I'll have a Digital box and a DVD recorder when all the units arrive.
> Any experience will be much appreciated.

First you must decide which unit -- the TV or the Bose -- will be used to
switch among your inputs. The Bose is clearly inadequate to the task; it
doesn't do video switching at all, and it only has one digital audio input,
a coaxial one. So immediately you're confronted with the necessity of
connecting all your video sources to the TV, connecting one of your digital
sources (the DVD or digital cable) into the Bose, and foregoing 5.0 sound
from the other source, unless you buy some sort of external switcher.

(I say "5.0" because the Bose lacks a .1 channel; its "subwoofer" is no such
thing, but rather simply a detached woofer that plays the bass from all
channels simultaneously.)

Your other problem is that the Bose uses an RF remote. While that's
superduper if you want to use it without line-of-sight, it complicates
things when most other remotes on the planet use IR. There's probably a way
to translate the IR codes from the Panasonic's or a third-party universal
remote to the RF signals the Bose understands, but I don't know what it is.

Your problem here is that the Bose system is antiquated (it doesn't even do
DTS) and inadequate to the task of integrating a home theater system with
more than one source. If you can find somebody to give you $400 for it you
could buy an Onkyo HT-S770 which, while no audiophile icon, still sounds
better than the Bose and does everything a basic HT system should do,
including switching all varieties of analog video, processing true 6.1
sound, and having enough inputs to handle all of your equipment and more.

And before you ask, no, you can't use the Bose speakers with a different
receiver.

RichC






Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?
SNIP

> And before you ask, no, you can't use the Bose speakers with a different
> receiver.

Interesting.  So if the buyer chooses to further degrade his H/T experience
by purchasing the entire Bose lifestyle system (vice just Bose speakers),
he/she can't incrementally upgrade  ... first a decent receiver, then better
speakers?

John




Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?

> SNIP
>
>> And before you ask, no, you can't use the Bose speakers with a different
>> receiver.
>
> Interesting.  So if the buyer chooses to further degrade his H/T
> experience by purchasing the entire Bose lifestyle system (vice just Bose
> speakers), he/she can't incrementally upgrade  ... first a decent
> receiver, then better speakers?

I haven't studied all their systems in detail. That particular one, however,
is highly integrated. The power amp is in the bass module, and it drives the
five satellites. In order to get any sort of reasonable sound out of those
tiny boxes, massive amounts of non-defeatable equalization must be applied,
and that's built into the electronics. The whole thing is connected together
with a custom cable harness. The CD/preamp/tuner unit is not a "receiver" in
the accepted sense.

So no, it can't be upgraded piecemeal. And looking at the capabilities of
the Lifestyle 12 -- which is only a 3 or 4 year old model -- it's incredible
how a $1500 system could become so outmoded in so short a time. There is no
future-proofing *at all* in the design.

RichC




Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?
> So no, it can't be upgraded piecemeal. And looking at the capabilities of
> the Lifestyle 12 -- which is only a 3 or 4 year old model -- it's
incredible
> how a $1500 system could become so outmoded in so short a time. There is
no
> future-proofing *at all* in the design.

Sounds more like planned obsolescence.



Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?
Thank you all for your responses.

Happy holidays!



Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?
The damn thing was "outmoded" ten years ago.
> > So no, it can't be upgraded piecemeal. And looking at the capabilities
of
> > the Lifestyle 12 -- which is only a 3 or 4 year old model -- it's
> incredible
> > how a $1500 system could become so outmoded in so short a time. There is
> no
> > future-proofing *at all* in the design.
>
> Sounds more like planned obsolescence.
>




Re: Can I adjust the volume on my home theater thru the TV remote control?
Allllll done!

I have the Bozo set to a constant volume, purchased a signal to line
(or is it the other way around) converter at my local car audio shop,
and everything works fine. I use the DVD recorder control for
everything.  I had gotten the Bose system as a freebie so I am not
feeling too violated by their technological exploitation.
Thanks to all of you for your help.

Geoff



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