View Full Version : Apple TV kills all sound on TV

Apr 19, 2012, 07:18 AM
I just inherited a TV and tried to connect up my apple TV2 but when the ATV2 is connected it kills all sound on the TV both for ATV2 content and TV. As soon as I disconnect the ATV2 or unplug the HDMI cable from the ATV2 everything returns to normal (except of course I can't use the ATV2).

I have tried resetting and restarting both the TV and ATV2 and have changed all the sound settings possible on the TV.

Anyone know why this problem is occurring? The ATV2 works fine with our older TV.

Apr 19, 2012, 07:25 AM
Maybe the settings on the tv are set up to retrieve sounds from another source?

Apr 19, 2012, 07:35 AM
I recommend the same as above. If you use an external speaker system for your regular (cable) TV, you may want to check your TV settings themselves to make sure that when using the different input that it is also using the proper sound/speaker settings.

Potentially it could be playing sound over the TV built-in speakers, and if you're not using them, they could be muted. Or vice-versa.

Apr 19, 2012, 08:24 AM
Its not an LG is it? I don't have apple tv, but had similar experiences with using my desktop/xbox 360 in the HDMI port, would kill sound on scart inputs, arial etc, when I turned it off and on again, would be fine. Wasn't a huge problem, just hassle.

Apr 19, 2012, 08:50 AM
The TV is a schneider (totally unknown Spanish Brand) and I cannot see any option in the settings that tell it to output the audio to a different source. What is strange is that the TV sound works fine when the Apple TV2 isn't on, but when it is connected even the TV sound doesn't work.

Apr 19, 2012, 08:53 AM
Sounds like buggy firmware in the television. Check the manufacture for an upgrade.

Apr 20, 2012, 07:00 AM
Have you tried this to direct your sound output?


Apr 20, 2012, 07:04 AM
Thanks for all your replies. In the end I got in contact with the TV company and they say the motherboard of the TV is faulty and I have to send it in for repair, so nothing wrong with the Apple TV.

thanks for all your help