No Sound Beam Gen 2 with Panasonic SC-BTT270 Blue Ray

  • 28 November 2021
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I am setting up a Beam Gen 2 with a Panasonic TX-P46ST30B TV, Panasonic SC-BTT270 Blue Ray Disc Player and Sky Q.

 

The Beam is connected to HDMI 2 (ARC), the Blue Ray  to HDMI 1 and the Sky Q box to HDMI 3 on the TV. I get sound from the Beam from the Sky Q Box and the TV but no sound from the Blue Ray Player. The digital audio output of the Blue Ray is set to Bitstream and the BD-Video Secondary Audio is on. In the TV device connection of the Blue Ray player HDMI Audio Output in on.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks


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See if this from the user-manual assists and perhaps check the cable connection too:

 

Thanks. I have manged to get sound from the Blue Ray player but only stereo. I can also only get stereo from the sky q. If I change the sound from normal to digital in the sky q box I get no sound. Perhaps the TV is too old to pass digital through the arc?

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Yes, your TV is too old. It was sold in 2011. I have a Panasonic ST60 from 2013 that can only pass through stereo audio too. You should consider getting the HDFury Arcana eARC adapter that allows your external media devices to bypass your TV’s limitations and send audio directly to the Beam. It works great.

https://hdfury.com/product/4k-arcana-18gbps/

 

Since you have two devices, you’ll need an HDMI switch to connect to the Arcana too. This ROOFULL switch works well:

https://www.amazon.com/ROOFULL-Premium-Switch-Support-Auto-Switch/dp/B083NWKPXW

Thanks for the confirmation. That’s quite an expensive work around for the Beam. I think I will live with it until I can justify upgrading the TV.

There is a slightly cheaper option, using this device below - it has a built in switch too. I use this audio extractor myself, for our older Dining Room TV:

Feintech VAX04101A

https://feintech.eu/en/products/feintech-vax04101-hdmi-earc-pass-switch-4x1

That’s interesting. The sound I have now is much better than previously. Is the difference in sound quality with digital worth the investment? I will not be using any additional speakers.

That’s interesting. The sound I have now is much better than previously. Is the difference in sound quality with digital worth the investment? I will not be using any additional speakers.

I can hear a difference, but if you’re happy to live with stereo until you decide to replace the TV, I’m sure that is fine too.

Thanks. I will think on it.

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