what would be the best route to go if i am looking to be able to control the volume of my sound system through my tv but the tv doesn't have an option to allow the volume controll to control to the audio out
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If the TV can't control the audio out then maybe your sound system remote can control the TV's volume if it has Universal Remote Control (URC) capability?
If not then you'll either need to mute the TV speakers and use the sound system for everything, or buy a URC like the Harmony from Logitech which has access to a database of hundreds of remote control codes.
the soundsystem i have doesnt have a remote control, thats the problem, im trying to explore options without having to buy an expensive/inexpensive reciever
Thankyou in that case use the headphone socket on the side of the TV and connect that to your sound system's input.
Make sure when you do that you have the TV turned all the way down.
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