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2013-01-16 09:00 AM
classicsat No, it doesn't work that way. The receiver does not send control signals to the TV or other.

It is the remote itself that is set up to control volume on the satellite receiver, TV, or audio receiver, in addition to being programmed to control other each.
2013-01-15 10:16 AM
Lakeresident I can use the remote to "tell" the receiver to pass volume control to the TV set. But only if audio is wired directly to TV.

The Remote/STB also has the capability to pass volume control to the audio equipment. That is what I need, but unfortunately does not work. Presumably because it is a legacy amplifier that does not have remote control capability.

The STB itself does not appear to have integral volume control, just a way to pass the volume control signals to different devices.
2013-01-15 09:25 AM
classicsat There isn't a receiver setting. You need to set the remote to control satellite receiver volume instead of TV Volume. The remote manual states how to do that. But not all receiver models to not support volume control.
2013-01-14 10:02 PM
Lakeresident I looked through the receiver manual and the remote manual. Nothing in STB setup except that audio can be directed to TV or HIFI.

It is theoretically possible to control volume with remote set to SAT, but it seems it just channels volume control either to the TV or to the audio amplifier. I had it working with TV, but only via the coax connection. Using the composite video feed to TV and audio L/R connected to "HIFI", there is no control of volume. Probably because the "HIFI" doesn't have remote capability.

It's not a huge problem with volume set at a fixed level.
2013-01-14 07:01 PM
57 There may be a user setting in the STB for variable volume via the analogue audio outputs. If that is available, just remember to keep the volume in the STB fairly high, otherwise you'll end up with a lousy S/N ratio. You'll need to compensate with the amp volume, but once you have them in balance, you should be able to adjust only with the STB for most applications.
2013-01-14 01:33 PM
Lakeresident To conclude this story, I bought a pair of good used bookshelf speakers for $10.00! Pulled out the old amplifier and fed the audio from Shaw receiver directly into the RCA tape input sockets. Hooked Composite video output to TV.

Sound is dramatically better! And we discovered the large selection of music and radio stations that Shaw offers. The little TV works well, but it seems the project has morphed into an audio system!

Only minor inconvenience, is that we cannot turn amp on/off with remote (it doesn't have that built in) and same with volume - we have to set that manually. I had thought it might be possible to control the audio output volume of the Shaw receiver feed to amplifier, but it doesn't seem like it.
2013-01-09 09:57 AM
Lakeresident Everything you say is correct! We do already have two relatively new HD flat screen TVs in other parts of the house, but in our home office, we do not. If we decide we really want a TV in this area, then we will get a new one. But for now, I am just having a little fun extending the life of something that would otherwise end up being recycled. At least we have the sat feed to this area now and the receiver should be fine for a while, because HD is not important to us and all the main channels are still live.

Regarding distorted audio, I do have an old tuner/amp gathering dust. The tuning mechanism gave up the ghost, so we replaced with new Sony tuner/amp. The old amp still works with input from a turntable and tape deck both of which are also gathering dust! But the speakers are still in use with the new system. So one way or another I need new speakers if I want to get better sound from old Goldstar.

I do have a set of amplified computer speakers. May try them, on a test basis. The TV doesn't have audio out, so speakers would have to be connected to output of DSR205.

In reality, I should eventually just get a better new TV (or used one free from a relative or friend!)

BTW - The Goldstar name was apparently used from 1958 to 1995 when through a merger (with Lucky!) they became LG. Our old set is dated 1995 - I guess it was almost an LG! Zenith also became part of LG. We have a Zenith DVD player too! Their "Life is Good" slogan is great!
2013-01-09 08:31 AM
envirogeek I've been following your adventures here because one of my personal interests is using old tech as long as possible. Saying that, sometimes you have to cut your losses.

How big is the TV? Assuming it is say, 27 inches, I would spend 0 dollars at this point for external speakers or soundbar. Any chance you still have a stereo amp or receiver and speakers taking up space in the basement?

What I suspect is the audio on the TV is routed through different circuitry for the internal speakers than the external output.

I'm expressing my personal biases here but, think of a Goldstar labelled TV as being in the Hyundai Pony stage of the Goldstar to Lucky Goldstar to LG evolution.

My guesstimate is the audio circuit board has given up the ghost after 20 + years, or may have never worked properly to begin with?
2013-01-08 05:08 PM
Lakeresident DSR205 remote instructions didn't work, but I found the correct ones on-line (RT-U50-DSR). Got remote working.

The Audio menus only have choice of TV/HiFi and Mono/Stereo/Surround. Doesn't seem to make any difference what is chosen.

Maybe feed separate audio from DSR205 using soundbar or computer speakers?
2013-01-08 04:09 PM
envirogeek Not sure about the 205 but the newer boxes have an audio setting somewhere in the menus for Audio - Compression, Heavy or None I think?

Doing this from memory and may be a total red herring, but maybe hunt around to see if you have anything like that?

For the remote, could you add the buttons you care about to the TV remote?

Buy a harmony remote?

Assuming that you have checked the manual for the remote...
2013-01-08 11:10 AM
Lakeresident
distorted audio

Decided to give this problem it's own thread

I have just installed an old DSR205 on an old Goldstar analogue TV. The picture quality is fantastic. But the audio is distorted.

I have tried both Coax and Composite connections from 205 to TV with no change.

Other problems - I cannot get the 205 remote to change volume. When I use the volume controls, the TV light goes on and off.

I have tried reprogramming the remote, but when I hold, say the TV button for 3 sec - It flashes once after 1sec, but not after that. Have tried all the Goldstar codes, but can't get Motorola remote to talk to TV!

Remote is not a big problem, but the audio distortion is. On another set,when on cable TV, we could change volume either via receiver or via TV and that helped balance audio quality.

Any suggestions?

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