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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by twilightflyerr, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. twilightflyerr

    twilightflyerr New Member

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    72 yr old newbie here asking for help.
    Just got me one of those new tv's LG42LN540V and I want to connect up my Sky+ box also my DVD player.
    The tv has 2 hdmi sockets and the other two has 1 hdmi connector. Can anyone please tell me what goes where and how, much appreciation in advance.
     
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    Welcome to HTF!I'm away from my computer so I can't check your TV manual just yet. I take it that between the Sky+ box and the DVD player, there is only one HDMI output? But the TV has two HDMI inputs?
     
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    Model number of this dvd player would help.
     
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    Hi Sam, thanks for your feedback.The model no. is DS-8668A distributed by 'Argos Ltd', hope this helps
     
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    I can't find out anything about that DVD recorder, other than it came out in 2008.

    Does it have HDMI?
     
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    I am sure your DVD player has only a scart connection. I would maybe consider a more up to date option with HDMI. :)
     
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    Hi Ray, I'm back. Your TV has only one HDMI input, but it also has a SCART input. If your SKY+ box has HDMI out, you would connect it to the HDMI in of your TV with an HDMI cable.

    As for your DVD player, I suspect it has a SCART output as stated above. That being the case, you would simply connect it to the TV's SCART input with a SCART cable. Not sure about where the audio goes on the TV, but there is an audio input, and you probably use that (with the usual red/white stereo audio cables). Unless you connect your audio to a receiver for sound. But you did not mention a receiver.

    Edit: I see that there is a second HDMI input on the side of your TV, so if you get a DVD/blu-ray player with HDMI, you could connect it there.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Hi Sam, sorry I,m late back, just to clarify TV has 2 HDMI, Sky+ has 1HDMI +2 scart,DVD recorder has 2 scart, sorry if I have confused everyone.
    Thanks also to tele1962.
     
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    Does the TV have SCART? If so, you can plug in your DVD recorder to it.

    Use HDMI for the Sky+ box.

    If the TV does not have SCART, consider getting a basic blu-ray player. It will play DVD's as well, and use HDMI.
     

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