how can I connect my talktalk youview box to my amplifier

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What kind of amplifier? What inputs does it have: HDMI, Optical, Co-ax, RCA? Make and model would be useful?
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ive sorted it thanks I had to add a scart lead as well as my hdmi lead
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Nice to know exactly how you got it working so as to make this thread useful to others with the same question?
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For others considering connecting with this option...
The audio output via the scart connection on the TalkTalk (Huawei) box is at a fixed level.
So if your amplifier has a remote control to adjust it's volume you're OK.
Otherwise you may wear out the carpet between armchair and amplifier.

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Thank you for this answer, I appreciate this is an old post and no-one may be reading it but:-

We have a TakTalk YouView box being provided soon (October 2014) and I was worried if/how it might connect to my aged Hitachi Plasma TV.  (We also have Freeview and DVD player boxes to link into this later on)

The TV has one Scart, S-VHS, DVI-D, analogue RGB and various other audio and analogue input/outputs.

I intend to use an HDMI (from the Box end) to DVI-D cable at the TV and will have to supply audio to the TV from somewhere on the YouView box.

Searching (well-known) internet search engines I can’t find much description of the rear-end connections on TalkTalk’s latest non-recording YouView boxes, but I’m guessing only one each of HDMI and Scart, with no 1-volt P-P audio output (those red & white phono sockets)?

Can anyone confirm; given the above answer, that the box will output both HDMI and analogue over the scart simultaneously?

Also, how well does the remote synch itself to controlling TV’s, in particular the volume levels?

Appreciate any thoughts on this.

Best Regards,

Colin Barrett

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Hi Colin, and welcome to the Community!

Adding to an old thread (or conversation as GetSatisfaction want us to call them) always bumps it to the top of the list, so your query becomes entirely visible.

Use one of those well-known search engines to go to :-

http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/youview-u...

where you can look at the Huawei 'Your YouView box ' guide.

The last page of this has a picture of the back of the box, and there are indeed no phono (RCA) sockets.

There is something that might be an S/PDIF digital output on there, though. However, you probably can't take advantage of this.

But you can use audio from the YouView box SCART alongside HDMI to feed your TV, and this should be fine; any set with DVI-D will have an audio input intended to be synced with it, so use that.

Though this input will probably not be the SCART on the TV, and anyway, you will probably want the SCART on the TV for the DVD player.

No worries though; you can get a SCART to phono adapter (or SCART to whatever input type you need) and use that to connect a SCART cable from the SCART out of the YouView box to the TV, audio only.

Re further connections, I can't see, off-hand, why you would need a separate Freeview box alongside the YouView box, which covers that job perfectly well. Or do you have some special need here?

What's missing from your setup here, though - apart from a whizzy-dizzy smart TV built yesterday, which probably can't match the black levels on your plasma :-) - is any way of recording. Are you sure you only want the non-recording box, and not the + version? Though that does involve extra green, of course.....

Finally, Huawei remotes are good at controlling the TV volume while still operating, mainly, the YouView box. This is called 'punch-through'.

Humax remotes can't do this and operate EITHER YouView box OR TV, but never both at once. We have been fed various spurious technical reasons why Humax remotes can't do punch-through, but it is beyond me why they can't when Huawei remotes can.

Look for a suitable code for your TV here:-

http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/can-i-use...

You might need to try more than one before finding the correct one for your model of Hitachi TV, though
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Colin Barrett

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Roy,

Thanks for the welcome and the information.  We don’t watch very much TV (70 channels and nothing worth seeing) and I think we’ve used the DVD once, after I bought it for a fiver in the dogs trust charity shop (sans remote)! 

TalkTalk wouldn’t stop trying to give me this box for free and her ladyship is hoping we can buy into Wimbledon fortnight next year, so we finally gave in to the sales folk.

The existing Freeview box (Tesco Dion) has the recording facilities, but only sub HD so he will be fine on the TV SCART input, daisy-chained from/through the DVD’s two scarts.  I’ve a ‘break-out’ scart to phono (RCA) for the TV and/or I can always make one up to length etc.

‘Good Night Mr Tom’ wasn’t filmed in HD and there’s not much else on worth recording to need to pay for the better YouView option.

If you wish I’ll let you all know how this works in Mid-October. Due to the inscrutable deal with TalkTalk’s sales people, we are getting an engineer to deliver and install, I doubt he’ll be happy to find an ancient plasma TV and a loft aerial, also a powerlink for the E/Net.  I wonder what he will make of my old 1-port stuttering Huawei HG521 router?

Regards CRB

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Ah, I didn't realise the FreeView box was a PVR, the cheap-but-good 'Celine' from Tescoids. It all makes perfect sense now.

So it looks like you are going to have somewhere to plug everything, which is good.

The engineer will prefer your loft aerial to either a portable one (works badly, in many places) or a Sky dish (works not at all, anywhere). Our extensive setup (6 TVs, 2 PVRs) at home works very satisfactorily off a loft aerial, plus a distribution amp.

We also have powerlinks to the YouView box , though being merely retail, we don't get the Internet channels, which are rumoured to prefer a direct connect. Though powerlinks do work, apparently, if not officially.

What he will make of your router is probably landfill. Expect him to bring a new one, to work reliably with the YouView box, to say nothing of letting you use your ancient steam computer simultaneously with the 'bonk bonk forty love'.