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    Your links were all broken, but I managed to find...

    Your links were all broken, but I managed to find the two Sony manuals and the Creative website (no manual available for the speakers).

    The Creative site is terrible, and omits important...
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    Louise, Unfortunately there's no audio output...

    Louise,

    Unfortunately there's no audio output facility from this TV other than the 'OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT' on the rear panel (there is no side panel for connections, according to the manual)....
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    Depends which country you're in! If you're in...

    Depends which country you're in! If you're in Australia, then yes, it's a simple matter of removing the single GPO and replacing it with a double one, which fits in the same hole with the same...
  4. What type of door is it - roller or tilt? Some...

    What type of door is it - roller or tilt? Some types of doors have a current sensor in the motor circuit that detects an overload (usually from an obstruction) and causes the motor to switch to 'up'...
  5. Could be dozens of things... Do you want to...

    Could be dozens of things...

    Do you want to tell us something about this noise? Is it there all the time? If not, describe how often (& time of day) and for how long it appears.

    When it's...
  6. Multiple questions

    I'm confused...

    Is the 12V adapter not turning off (on all the time) or not turning on (off all the time)?

    If it's on all the time, the problem is possibly the snubber network in the IR sensor...
  7. The quick answer is: YES, you could blow...

    The quick answer is: YES, you could blow something. Read on to make sure you don't...

    You didn't state how you plan to connect the two items. The previous answerers have assumed you'd do it the...
  8. Please be more specific... Brand and model...

    Please be more specific...

    Brand and model number of surround receiver and TV receiver?

    You say "turn a movie" - do you mean play from a DVD or PVR? If so, brand and model?

    Then, how have...
  9. Oops, thanks KISS. Corrected circuit attached. ...

    Oops, thanks KISS. Corrected circuit attached.

    Daniel
  10. Denny, The 78L05 is not a transistor (though...

    Denny,

    The 78L05 is not a transistor (though physically it looks like one), but an integrated circuit regulator. I've redrawn it correctly for you, and added some desirable 'stability' capacitors...
  11. OK, I gather from your earlier post that you want...

    OK, I gather from your earlier post that you want the fan to come on when movement is detected. The following circuits should achieve that. Note the requirement for two supply voltages (+5V and...
  12. I somehow missed the entire Page 2 of answers to...

    I somehow missed the entire Page 2 of answers to your question, which changes a few things.

    Had the fan been 5V, then the second circuit in your post #10 would have been the only one of the two...
  13. Your second circuit is the correct one, but...

    Your second circuit is the correct one, but 2N4401 is not a power transistor, and is not really suitable for switching the fan.

    Also, I'm guessing that the fan is probably intended for 5V...
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    Did you read my original post (#2)? Daniel

    Did you read my original post (#2)?

    Daniel
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    I don't agree with FadedMaster - if you plug an...

    I don't agree with FadedMaster - if you plug an active subwoofer, with its inherent bandpass frequency response, into a full-range analogue audio output from a TV, it will reproduce just the bass...
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    If you tell us the model of your TV, you might...

    If you tell us the model of your TV, you might get a more relevant answer.

    Daniel
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    I don't know if this RCA receiver is the same as...

    I don't know if this RCA receiver is the same as some I've seen, but the FM antenna is often just a single length of wire with a 1-pin connector that mates with the centre pin of a PAL socket on the...
  18. Question: Pioneer vsx 1019

    by DanielF
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    With just 2 pieces of equipment connected (TV and...

    With just 2 pieces of equipment connected (TV and amp), and with the antenna going straight into the TV, I don't see how you could not get a picture (assuming you had one before you added the amp) -...
  19. Question: Pioneer help desk

    by DanielF
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    Craig, As Stratmando says, there are only two...

    Craig,

    As Stratmando says, there are only two brands mentioned in the vsx-819h manual, and if you didn't get one of those brands, there's a possibility that the ones you have are not compatible...
  20. Question: Pioneer help desk

    by DanielF
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    Craig, OK, now I understand what you're trying...

    Craig,

    OK, now I understand what you're trying to do.

    Tell me more about the IR receiver (brand/model), and exactly how you've installed it/them. Why did you buy two?

    Daniel
  21. Question: Pioneer help desk

    by DanielF
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    I don't understand what you're doing. Can you...

    I don't understand what you're doing.

    Can you give us a model number for the Pioneer amp, and what the 'IR receivers' are supposed to do?

    Daniel
  22. I take it you've hooked up the TV audio to the...

    I take it you've hooked up the TV audio to the surround amp so you can enjoy the TV's sound through your surround system.

    So what you do is turn down the TV's speakers and use the amplifier remote...
  23. Question: DVD Recorder

    by DanielF
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    You talk about 'aerials' (plural) and 'main...

    You talk about 'aerials' (plural) and 'main aerial'. If you have more than one aerial, why? And how have you connected the two aerials to your equipment?
    Daniel
  24. Every mains wired house has an electromagnetic...

    Every mains wired house has an electromagnetic field radiated from the mains wiring. If you're in the USA it will be at 60Hz, or in the 'civilised' :-) world, 50Hz.

    Any piece of metal (wire,...
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    Why don't you do what any logical person would,...

    Why don't you do what any logical person would, and put the part number into Google and see what you find?

    One of the first results was Appliance parts, electronics parts & more from...
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    Sounds like your sub-woofer is a passive type...

    Sounds like your sub-woofer is a passive type (i.e. requiring an external amplifier). I'm assuming that by 'B&R' you mean the standard black and red speaker-type terminals.

    If you want to give us...
  27. Question: Pioneer help desk

    by DanielF
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    Craig, Yes, you've got it right. Note that...

    Craig,

    Yes, you've got it right. Note that the sub output from the surround amp is only mono (a single RCA socket), so it will go to one channel only of the Denon amp. If, for example, you...
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    How often does it turn on and off? Have you...

    How often does it turn on and off? Have you checked that the remote control doesn't have a stuck button, causing the set to switch on/off? Try hiding the remote (or remove its batteries) to...
  29. Question: Pioneer help desk

    by DanielF
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    No, if the subwoofer output is an RCA connector,...

    No, if the subwoofer output is an RCA connector, then it's just a 'line-out' signal, and requires a powered sub-woofer. Or you could use a separate amplifier (say if you had an old stereo amplifier...
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    The model number ends in '1', not 'I'. But...

    The model number ends in '1', not 'I'.

    But your description of the faulty picture is a little confusing. Can you post a photo for us to look at (take it with a slow shutter speed - preferably on...
  31. Model numbers??

    Model numbers??
  32. I'd like more information about the 'coming and...

    I'd like more information about the 'coming and going'...

    Does it start and stop suddenly or gradually? Does it last a long time (tens of minutes each time) or a short time (less than one...
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    I have never seen inside an iPod, but my general...

    I have never seen inside an iPod, but my general experience with 'bad' headphone sockets is this:

    Most of them simply have three or more pins soldered to a printed circuit board (PCB). With a...
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    FadedMaster, You might be right; my experience...

    FadedMaster,

    You might be right; my experience is only with audio gear, not TVs. But the TV doesn't have to re-encode the digital audio - simply switch it through from the HDMI input to the...
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    I'm inclined to disagree with FadedMaster about...

    I'm inclined to disagree with FadedMaster about the 5.1 audio. I can't see anything in the TV's manual saying it won't 'pass-through' whatever audio format it receives via its digital audio (HDMI)...
  36. This question has been previously asked, and...

    This question has been previously asked, and answered, at https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/home-electronics/want-ask-home-cinema-question-436719.html
    Daniel
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    Sorry for the delay in answering your question. ...

    Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I had no end of trouble downloading an instruction manual for the Wii - the Nintendo US website is broken. I eventually got one elsewhere.
    ...
  38. Question: Xv-hdt540

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    Is there a remote button for video format? If...

    Is there a remote button for video format? If so, you can cycle through the options, without being able to see an on-screen menu, until you get the picture back.
    Daniel
  39. There are a number of answers here going off at a...

    There are a number of answers here going off at a tangent, ignoring the original question (which is how to connect the three-terminal pot in a circuit requiring a 'rheostat' connection).

    I'm...
  40. Question: Tv is turning off

    by DanielF
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    I'm inclined to agree with the Virgin tech it...

    I'm inclined to agree with the Virgin tech it most likely is a coincidence! Unless it's some very strange earth-leakage problem, though I can't see how.

    How is the Virgin box connected to the...
  41. Have you tried retuning the 'bad' channels? ...

    Have you tried retuning the 'bad' channels?

    Daniel
  42. What concerns me is: If you were sold the...

    What concerns me is:


    If you were sold the sub-woofer along with the [Pioneer?] surround system, then either the vendor has cheated you (in which case you should go back to them for a full...
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    Sounds like it might be one of those TV types...

    Sounds like it might be one of those TV types with 3 separate LCDs (or DLPs), and you may have some specs of dust (or other contaminants - mouse or cockroach dropping? ) on one or more of the image...
  44. Question: 42" sanyo lcd

    by DanielF
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    How did you hook it up? If you used a component...

    How did you hook it up? If you used a component analogue video cable set, one of the cables may be faulty and you're only getting two colours through to the TV.

    Daniel
  45. The obvious answer is "with cables". Just what...

    The obvious answer is "with cables". Just what cables and where they connect obviously depends on the brand/model of VCR/DVD/TV, which you helpfully didn't bother to tell us.

    Daniel
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    Libby, Does this TV in fact have an in-built...

    Libby,

    Does this TV in fact have an in-built timer? I was unable to find a User Manual on the 'net, but the few reviews I found didn't mention a timer feature. What does the owner's manual say...
  47. fyregoddess, This forum is for helping people...

    fyregoddess,

    This forum is for helping people who have problems; it's not a competition about who knows more than who-else.

    I didn't mean to offend you with my comments; I was trying to be...
  48. Zaina, First of all, thank you for listing the...

    Zaina,

    First of all, thank you for listing the model number of your TV set. You wouldn't believe how many people ask questions without specifying a model, making it hard for any expert to know...
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    That's a neat trick, fyregoddess; I wouldn't have...

    That's a neat trick, fyregoddess; I wouldn't have thought of that! But it's really only a go/no-go test of the IR transmitter, which doesn't really help handy71839, whose problem is more likely a...
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    Makes no sense to me! Why don't you tell us what...

    Makes no sense to me! Why don't you tell us what the problem (symptom) is with the TV (and give us the model number) so we can advise on what might really be wrong?
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