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I have an STR-DE197 receiver that I bought in 2008 to use

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I have an STR-DE197 receiver that I bought in 2008 to use with a Sony turntable an a Sony CD player.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Sony is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Well, actually my question concerns running the sound from a 2014-15 Sony Bravia TV Model KDL-40W600B. Is there any way to run sound from the TV through the STR-DE 197 (purchased in 12/08) to my Sony bookshelf speakers?
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I've tried the speaker and audio inputs on the TV, and I've tried hooking red and white RCA cables to the Audio In on the receiver.
JA: The TV expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: No, just that I realize that the receiver is an older model, without an HDMI connection. There is also not a corresponding optical connection on the receiver, as shown on page 14 of the TV manual.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.



Have a look on the SIDE of the TV set is there an analog out put there to go to the analog inputs on the receiver?

Let me know I am currently going over the specs for both


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, The side of the TV has an audio jack, which I have used for headphones, two USB ports and an additional HDMI port (the TV has 4 of these altogether).
Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

The only other thing is what looks like a headphone socket to analog inputs on the receiver <<click

Let me know your thoughts about that set up


Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

You see these modern sets are phasing out older technology to couple with so they havent had a party with analog on the TV

Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

Its designed to couple with very latest technology HDMI ARC or optical

Expert:  Anthony_Infotech replied 1 year ago.

Let me know

Other than that you would need boxes to convert down the digital to analog these typically cost $40 or more

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