Need help on how to connect receiver to tv

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  1. Inquirer

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    I have no idea how to do this. We recently got this home theater in a box:

    Pioneer High Power Home Theatre System (HTP-370)
    http://tinyurl.com/yczq7x

    I have this tv: Samsung HC-P4241W
    http://tinyurl.com/ycbgg8

    The Pioneer system didn't come with a manual on how to physically hook it up, just a manual on how to use it (I don't know if it supposed to or it's general knowledge). I tried looking for a manual online but there wasn't one and also how to hook up it but I'm still clueless. The receiver it comes with is the Pioneer sx-316-s and a picture of the back can be found here:
    http://tinyurl.com/yafgca

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Hi Max,

    None of your links are working.

    Typically this is pretty easy. The receiver should have an output on the back labeled “Monitor Out” or maybe “Mon Out.” It will be composite video (yellow jack), an S-video jack, or maybe component video (three jacks, red, green, blue). There should also be some jacks on the back of your TV. Just make the connection that both the TV and receiver have. That will let you watch your DVDs.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. homthtr

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    here's the working link. Doesn't look like there is any video switching. Has a couple digital audio inputs and looks like one analog input. I don't know how they can even call this a A/V receiver. It's a glorified Stereo reciever. But what do you want for $199.00. I can't even buy a speaker for that price!

    Your Best bet with this system is running your video directly to the TV (DVD, Cable, Satellite, VCR) or whatever you have. and find an input on the back of the receiver to bring your audio into. If you don't have any external video sources then if the TV has an Audio out just bring the Audio out from the TV to the Receiver. You probably won't get any surround sound with that type of hook up.

    We'll need a list of your video sources... dvd, vcr, cable box satellite box, ......etc...


    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pi...e_HTP-2800.pdf
     
  4. Inquirer

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    Hi, ok, I've fixed the links. Also uploaded pictures of the tv and receiver. So from what you said Wayne, and from the pictures, I should buy a white wire and a red wire and then connect it from the "L-Audio-R OUT" of tv to "IN TV/SAT" of receiver right?

    Here is a picture of the back of my tv:
    http://tinyurl.com/u5mzl

    Here is a picture of the back of my receiver:
    http://tinyurl.com/unucy

    I have a DVD, 2 VCRs, and a karaoke machine. The DVD/VCRs are in a way interconnected.
     
  5. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Oh, you’re trying to get TV audio into the system? Guess I misunderstood.

    Yes, you want to connect the TV to the receiver the way you described. If you ever get a DVD player, you’ll want to send its component video output directly to the TV.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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