My front tv, has no video out plugs, hence when going down road, sound is from tv only and famlly cannot hear...is there a way to add a speaker, I do have Direct TV with in motion sat dis...
in most cases the audio out jack on the rear of the set is *un*-amplified so you'll need to amplify the audio. i currently have the audio output connected to the overhead speakers and that works just OK. but that amp recently blew (for the second time in 4-years) so i'm looking into adding a 'sound bar' to the front TV. a sound bar is just what it sounds like...an amplified speaker. visit a local electronics store and ask about it.
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It's amazing how many TVs now days do not come with any audio out and limited video out features. With the advent of the HDMI plug they're a vanishing feature. I looked long and hard before finding a 32" LED/LCD with a headphone jack for our coach.
That being said are there any RCA type output jacks? The red and white will be audio and there are converters to fit them to a 3.5mm plug you can run to your stereo if it has a front input.
If your TV has only HDMI ports your best bet is a cheap soundbar from WallyWorld or something like that. They're standalone, self amplified things that sit on top of the TV and are "fed" by a HDMI cable. They do require a 120v outlet.
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If you have a home entertainment system, you can sometimes route the TV through the home entertainment system to use those speakers. At minimum, the home entertainment system my have a headphone jack that you can wire to speakers.
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I will assume that the "Front" TV is where the driver can not see it, IF this assumption is false then turn the TV off, re-enable the ignition interlock Get a portable TV you can set where the driver can not see it and which has some kind of Audio OUt jack, either headphone or RCA jacks (Red/White, yellow is not needed)
On the back of your DirecTV receiver should be a set of RCA jacks, RED/WHITE/YELLOW.
Route these to teh audio amplifier you wish to use (House radio or the AUX IN on the dash radio) you may need to buy a special cable, or not, depending
Read =- Right, White = Left, channel audio.
ALSO on the rear of the sat receiver should be a little square black plug, if you pull the plug there is a red light behind it.. This is a TOSlink transmitter, If you have a "Home teeater" system then the back of the amplifier has a matching black plug but NO red light.
You run a special TOS/Link fiber optic cable between those two, Way better sound. (in some cases, Dolby 5.1 in my case, if the show is transmitted that way)
Note: In my coach, And I'm sure many others,, The house radio speakers are also used by the dash radio. Now the switch may be done by starting (Or turning to accessory) the vehicle,
Or by turning on the dash radio.. Depending on who wired it.
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