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csutton_66
Level 7

why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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I connected the RCA inputs to my receiver but its not coming through my receiver. I have VIZIO 50 inch that I Did the same thing and had no issues. Does anyone know what the solution is for this issue?

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StreamerUser
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Re: why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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That series of TVs has composite INPUTS not composite OUTPUTS.

It has an Optical (digital audio) output.

If your receiver doesnt have any digital audio input capability (HDM/Optical/Coax), I highly recommend you upgrade to one that does.

If thats too expensive for you, you can try an Optical>RCA converter:

https://www.amazon.com/optical-rca-converter-Electronics/s?k=optical+to+rca+converter&rh=n%3A172282

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StreamerUser
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Re: why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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If you are using a Roku (model name/# unknown) with composite (RCA) output, just make sure you are connecting it to the INPUT jacks on your AVR (receiver) and have that input selected.

Otherwise, if you connect it to a TV and hear sound but dont hear sound from your AVR, its likely an AVR problem (connected to outputs/wrong input selected/broken inputs/AVR malfunctioning).

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csutton_66
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Re: why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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Hello streameruser, the model roku i have is the 60RE3 50". I hooked up the roku the same way i did with my previous TV . I didn't have any issue when i had my other tv hooked up and all i did was connect the rca lines in the same configuration. I'm wondering if i have to purchase other roku product to make this work? 

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StreamerUser
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Re: why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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@csutton_66 wrote:

Hello streameruser, the model roku i have is the 60RE3 50". I hooked up the roku the same way i did with my previous TV . I didn't have any issue when i had my other tv hooked up and all i did was connect the rca lines in the same configuration. I'm wondering if i have to purchase other roku product to make this work? 


Is that a Roku TV? What brand/model?

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csutton_66
Level 7

Re: why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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yes it's a Hisense Roku 

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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That series of TVs has composite INPUTS not composite OUTPUTS.

It has an Optical (digital audio) output.

If your receiver doesnt have any digital audio input capability (HDM/Optical/Coax), I highly recommend you upgrade to one that does.

If thats too expensive for you, you can try an Optical>RCA converter:

https://www.amazon.com/optical-rca-converter-Electronics/s?k=optical+to+rca+converter&rh=n%3A172282

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csutton_66
Level 7

Re: why can't I connect RCA audio from TV to older model receiver

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Thanks for the info im off to best buy for the optical cable 

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