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No sound when playing dvd through soundbar

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no sound when playing dvd through soundbar

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you today. To make sure I don’t miss anything, please give me a minute to review your question.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sony soundbar HT-CT790
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
DvD player panasonic tv Sony4K

OK, is the DVD player connected to TV or directly to soundbar?
What type of connection cable used to connect DVD to TV?

Also what type of connection cable used to connect soundbar to TV?

Were you getting DVD player sound from soundbar and recently the problem happened?

I need TV and DVD player model numbers.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
HDMI cables connect to soundbar and tv have checked dvd player on another tv it works fine dvd to soundbar
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no sound from start
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sony49 XD8305

OK, please plug DVD player HDMI cable directly into soundbar as it has 3 HDMI inputs, select correct input in soundbar to get DVD player sound while watching the picture on TV.

Please reply back with the result and if problem resolved then a positive rating to answer would be highly appreciated.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
panasonic SA-BTT190

OK, have you tried the connection suggested in previous reply?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tried it still no sound from dvd player

Just to clarify, have you selected correct HDMI input in soundbar through its remote to get DVD playback sound?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tried it in all 3.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
selected ARC

OK, Panasonic SA-BTT190 itself is complete sound system and its HDMI out may not provide audio signals, we can confirm it by connecting DVD player directly into HDMI input of TV, turn Off the soundbar to enable TV internal speakers then playback a disc, do you get sound output from TV internal speakers?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will do.

Thanks, ***** ***** have speakers of Panasonic SA-BTT190 and get sound through those speakers?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
to speakers tried it on another tv it worked

Sorry? You mean Panasonic SA-BTT190 works through its own speakers, correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
on another tv with no sounbar HDMI from player to TV works.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
seems it is a compatability problem

Nice, you can connect Panasonic SA-BTT190 directly to Sony TV as well, plug the HDMI out of DVD player into HDMI-3 (ARC) input of TV to get sound of DVD playback and other applications running in TV.

Panasonic SA-BTT190 is complete sound system and has ARC feature that should work with Sony TV as well.

I mean you wont need to add soundbar between Sony TV and Panasonic SA-BTT190 sound system.

I hope these info will help. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask. If you're satisfied, please rate me a 5-star at the top of your page.
Thank you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Shahid but I do want to use soundbar with DvD.

OK, in that case you would need to connect stand alone DVD player (separate DVD player) instead of home theater system because the DVD player of home theater system doesn't provide audio output through HDMI Out as it has its own speakers for sound output. A simple stand alone DVD player will provide audio signal as well through HDMI out and you can connect that player to get sound through soundbar.

I hope these info will help. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask.