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component output for video works but composite output for audio problematic

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by marklyn, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. marklyn

    marklyn Member

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    I am using the component output on my mini to send the video to my TV and that looks great. But, when I hook up an AV output cable and plug both the red and white to my TV audio, I get an annoying buzzing noise over the audio.

    If I unplug one of the red/white cables the sound is good but obviously mono.

    Is this likely a cheap AV breakout cable? I'd like to hear from anyone who is doing this and getting stereo sound from both red/white cables.

    *note* Can't use HDMI port since I've connected that up to a TV in an adjoining room.
     
  2. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    It sounds like you have an AV cable with incorrect pin order for a mini. You need to have one that is wired correctly for a mini. It can't be just any cable with a minijack on one end and three RCA connectors at the other end.
     
  3. marklyn

    marklyn Member

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    I suspected that. I know I can get the one online but if I were to try to find one at a local electronics store, what might I be looking for?
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Look for one intended for use with a video camera and NOT one intended to use with an iPod. The ones intended for use with Apple products have the ground in the wrong location.
     
  5. marklyn

    marklyn Member

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    OK, so I'll go to the video camera section of my electronics store and I'm going to assume the packaging should indicate something to the effect that this is used with video cameras. I hope that the packaging describes it enough.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It probably wont describe itself well enough. The biggest problem you'll have is if the ground is in the wrong place. If the ground is in the right place and the others are mixed up then you can just swap around the connections until you find the combination that works. But if the ground is in the wrong place then it will not work at all.
     

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