Disabling the Internal Speaker on a Sony Bravia
By Adrian Grahams
Connecting a Sony Bravia TV set to a home theater system or amplifier and external speakers can enhance the sound quality of TV shows and movies that offer high-quality digital audio and immersive surround sound. After hooking up your Sony Bravia to a home theater or external sound system, you will need to disable the TV set's internal speakers from the Bravia's onscreen settings menu to switch the audio signal from the TV's integrated speakers to the external audio system.
Press the "Home/Menu" button on the Sony Bravia remote control to display the TV's menu options on the screen.
Use the remote control's directional buttons to highlight the "Settings" menu option with the briefcase icon. Press the center button between the directional buttons on the remote control to select this option.
Select the "Sound" option in the list of settings.
Select "Speakers" at the bottom of the Sound settings menu screen.
Select "Audio System" to disable the TV speakers and use the connected external audio system for all TV sound.
- If you disconnect the Bravia TV set from the external audio system, follow the same procedure but select "TV Speakers" from the Speakers section of the Sound settings menu.
- The Bravia also includes a muting feature that lets you cut the sound from the TV set temporarily. Press the "Muting" button on the remote control if you need to silence the set while talking to someone or making a phone call.
Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.