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Headphone bypass 5.1 home theater

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need help. We don't know how to fix this. Our desktop is connected to the Sony Bravia TV through HDMI. The TV crashes and turns off and automatically turns on on its own. It's also connected to our 5.1 home theater system, as the TV crashes its now displayed in the theater system mini screen TV headphone bypass/DVD headphone bypass. No audio comes out, but before it everything is fine.

 

How will i fix this.

 

Thanks a lot.

post #2 of 12

Run optical from computer to the home theater system, plug headphones into home theater system.

post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Run optical from computer to the home theater system, plug headphones into home theater system.

 

I don't think he's asking how to bypass, but that his TV crashes and then the receiver displays "headphone bypass" on it.

 

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need help. We don't know how to fix this. Our desktop is connected to the Sony Bravia TV through HDMI. The TV crashes and turns off and automatically turns on on its own. It's also connected to our 5.1 home theater system, as the TV crashes its now displayed in the theater system mini screen TV headphone bypass/DVD headphone bypass. No audio comes out, but before it everything is fine.

 

How will i fix this.

 

Thanks a lot.

 

What exactly did you change/add before all this? What receiver is that? Check the manufacturer website if it has some firmware update - Onkyo's 2012 line was infamous for all sorts of glitches when these things are more and more becoming hte nerve center of the A/V systems throughout the house, or even when the receiver is technically not in use, plus all those network capabilities.

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Originally Posted by julie1085 View Post
 

need help. We don't know how to fix this. Our desktop is connected to the Sony Bravia TV through HDMI. The TV crashes and turns off and automatically turns on on its own. It's also connected to our 5.1 home theater system, as the TV crashes its now displayed in the theater system mini screen TV headphone bypass/DVD headphone bypass. No audio comes out, but before it everything is fine.

How will i fix this.

Have you tried doing a "reset" on the TV, a reset should be explained in the TV's manual.

post #5 of 12
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Thanks for the replies. The TV is fine now. It's like this. The TV (Sony Bravia) is connected to the PC through HDMI. The Home theater (Harman Kardon) is also connected to the TV. We wanted to watch 3D movie, so I clicked on the movie (saved in the PC) and clicked on the option play with Sony bravia, an error appears. Its unable to connect to media server. So what i did, I played the movie through windows media player and dragged it to the right side (dual window). It is displayed now in the TV. But then the receiver (home theater), headphone bypass is displayed. No audio/sound comes out. I don't know what triggers this. Everything was fine before. Now, we can watch movie but its muted. If nothing can be done here, i think i just saved the movie in a flashdrive and play it directly in the TV, see if the same error appears, or play a movie through PS3 directly. 

 

Maybe the home theater got confused...like me..lol.. 

 

Btw, I'm a "she."...=) 

post #6 of 12

Have you tried HDMI from PC to Haramn/Kardon and HDMI from Harman/Kardon to TV?

post #7 of 12
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The TV is fine now. Just the home theater receiver showing "headphone bypass." I don'w even know what "headphone bypass means." Not a tech pro. When I searched the net about headphone bypass, it's my question in this forum that appears first in the search results. 

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Have you tried HDMI from PC to Haramn/Kardon and HDMI from Harman/Kardon to TV?

Nope, I'll try.. 

post #9 of 12
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I only unplug the home theater, then play the movie again and it's totally working!!! 

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by julie1085 View Post
 

I only unplug the home theater, then play the movie again and it's totally working!!! 

 

That's basically a reset.

 

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Have you tried HDMI from PC to Haramn/Kardon and HDMI from Harman/Kardon to TV?

 

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Nope, I'll try.. 

 

I'd keep it that way, problem or no. I mean, even with HDMI1.4 ARC, I'd still pass the audio and video through the receiver first. Or do you have a lot of 2.0 content on the computer?

post #11 of 12
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i don't know what's |"2.0 content" means..lol

Maybe i get now what's "headphone bypass" means. As what I understood, the receiver says "headphone bypass" because as I play the movie, the theater's audio jack is connected to the TV (TV is connected to the PC through HDMI, a headphone is also connected to the PC); there's no audio coming out from the home theater, instead in the headphone attached to the PC. So there's two units for audio output: home theater and headphone, the system uses the headphone for audio output, hence the "headphone bypass"... 

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i don't know what's |"2.0 content" means..lol

 

2.0 means stereo recording - Left and Right. That's the usual for music and most broadcasts, and many video discs have it too since not everyone watching from a disc (or Netflix) has a surround theater set-up. 5.1 is an example of surround - Left Rear/Surround, Left Front, Center, Right Front, Rigth Rear/Surround, plus a Subwoofer (that's the ".1").  Some music formats come in 5.0 or even 5.1, like SACDs and DVD-Audio.

 

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Maybe i get now what's "headphone bypass" means. As what I understood, the receiver says "headphone bypass" because as I play the movie, the theater's audio jack is connected to the TV (TV is connected to the PC through HDMI, a headphone is also connected to the PC); there's no audio coming out from the home theater, instead in the headphone attached to the PC. So there's two units for audio output: home theater and headphone, the system uses the headphone for audio output, hence the "headphone bypass"... 

 

I'm confused, but trust me, that means your wiring's a mess. There's a reason why it's called "receiver," just short of calling it a "router," but either way you have to use it as such.

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