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How do I turn TV off, and keep the sound on?

 
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minipdx
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: How do I turn TV off, and keep the sound on? Reply with quote

I feel like this is either a dumb question or impossible. We have the sound running from our MM into our TV and from our TV out to our old analog stereo. I don't mind the setup but when we're using it just to listen to music it seems wasteful to keep the tv monitor on...is there anyway to turn it off that doesn't cancel the audio signal running to the stereo?
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless your TV has a straight through connection (not likely), you're not going to be able to do it the way you have it hooked up.

Does your stereo have any unused inputs? If yes, hook the MM direct to the stereo.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can blank the screen with control-shift-eject which might cut down the power consumption.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could hook the MM directly into the stereo but we don't use the stereo for audio all the time, most of the time we just use the tv audio.


Remims wrote:
Unless your TV has a straight through connection (not likely), you're not going to be able to do it the way you have it hooked up.

Does your stereo have any unused inputs? If yes, hook the MM direct to the stereo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're just using the mini-jack to rca connector for the TV, just get a mini-jack splitter. Then run one connection to the TV, one to the stereo.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could keep your current set up and get yourself a Griffin iMic. This is a versatile device that can be used in many different ways. I'm using one on my first Mini. I've got the digital audio running to the receiver. This I use to listen to music or when I want quality audio on videos I'm watching. When I just want regular audio out of the tv, I switch my audio out source from built-in to the iMic, this runs directly to the tv. I just got myself another Mini for the living room and plan to set this one up similarly.

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