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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-03-16, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question Hdtv connection to older stereo

I have a Dynex tv model#DX40L261A12.
You can see the back of the tv here.

I want to connect the audio to the older stereo that has RCA red and white. I would then connect the tv to the Aux in the back of the stereo.The stereo is a Kenwood KR-A20.

I wanted to know what cable I would need to be able to do this.

On the back of the tv there is a digital audio out but it's not RCA and there is a headphone.

You can see more info on the link I provided above.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-03-16, 03:21 AM
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On page 11 of the operating manual (Page 15 of the pdf) there is a cable that has 3.5mm on one end and analogue audio (red/white) at the other end. If you get a cable like this but insert it in the headphone out jack, that may work for you. Make sure the cable is a "stereo" cable at the "jack end". Some are mono and the jack is slightly different.

I don't know if the headphone jack becomes active as soon as you insert the cable, or if you need to activate it in the audio user settings of the TV. With most TVs the TV speakers turn off as you insert the headphones and it's active.

This may do the trick: Cost may be slightly higher in brick & mortar stores. Once connected, if you want to use headphones, you should be able to use the jack on the Kenwood.


There's also a digital coax to analogue audio converter, but some of these only work with PCM and not Dolby Digital. You'll need to configure the audio output on the TV to PCM instead of RAW if you get one of these. This is covered in the operating manual - search for PCM.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2017-03-16, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Hi 57

Thank you so much for your help.

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