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Old 11-18-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Can't change TV volume on overhead speakers

I have a 2001 Winnebago Journey 34DL. Love the MH, but the TV volume, when run through the overhead factory installed speakers, cannot be changed with the TV remote. Turning the sound down/up on the TV does not affect the volume of sound coming from the speakers. I have read many of the threads here and searched on "speaker volume" and found some possible solutions, but, still not sure.

Any ideas of how to do this.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Did you buy this MH brand new? If not is it possible that you have an amplifier/receiver installed between the TV and the speaker and this amplifier/receiver has its own remote? Kind of like a surround sound system.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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Youre external speakers are most likely controlled by your DVD player or another source located next to your TV. Your TV will have two audio wires feeding the DVD player. Try turning on the DVD player and selecting a source, maybe aux or some other input untill you hear the TV. That's the normal setup unless it's been modified. Hope that helps.
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You don't say if you have the original installation or TV has been changed. Also, do you have any sound from the external speakers?

In it's original configuration, my 03 has to have the radio source switch on the instrument panel to "AUX" and the TV/Radio switch on the right overhead cabinet selected to TV to get sound from the surround system. I assume that your unit is similar.

If the TV has been changed, you may have other issues.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:07 PM   #5
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The front flourescent lights in my Winnebago interfere with the Sony remote for the TV It is even noted in the TV customer guide.
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Are you still having problems? I just did a ton of troubleshooting and repairs to my 2001 Itasca Suncruiser entertainment system, sounds like a similar setup to yours. First step is determining if your system is all original. If it is, the output from the TV to the amplifier (Amp input) is adjusted by the TV volume. However; there are settings in the TV (mine is an RCA) that can change the output to three seperate modes of operation. One is using the TV speakers only, another is unregulated (constant) output, which would explain your problem, the third (the one you want) is regulated output with no TV speakers used. I don't remember off the top of my head the exact names of the modes as they appear on the TV menu, but I could find out for you. To access the menu, use the menu button on the TV or remote, then move to "setup", "sound", again, this is going completely from memory, so I could be off. My TV is an RCA, the AMP is DHS (hidden above the passenger foot area). Let me know if you need more info/details, I could go through mine and get more speciffic if you need it.
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