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how to connect cable box, A/V receiver and TV

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by vacantstare, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. vacantstare

    vacantstare New User

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    Hello folks, I'm trying to set up an inexpensive home theater with the following components:

    Panasonic Viera tc-l37s1
    Sony STR-DH540
    Motorola DCT 2500
    Roku

    I have the roku/receiver/tv part working fine, but I am not sure how to get the signal from the cable box to the tv through the receiver.

    Cable box has no HDMI, and the receiver has no S-video, so I am using the rca style Video feed.

    Initially, the only connection I had from the receiver to the TV was the HDMI, and that worked fine for carrying the Roku signal, but not the signal from the cable box. I worked around it by running the video RCA cable directly from the cable box to the tv, but it seems like there should be a way to pipe that signal to the receiver, then on to the tv.

    Do I need one RCA cable from the cable box to the receiver, and another from the receiver to the tv?

    thanks!
     
  2. gene c

    gene c Well-Known Member

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    The Sony 540 doesn't do analog to digital video conversion so you would need a composite connection from the 540 to the display. But s-video is a better option then composite so I would use an s-video cable from the cable box to the display.
     
  3. schan1269

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    Or, call your cable company and upgrade to a HD STB.
     
  4. Sabby

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    You will not get high definition to the TV with S video or composite. Since your receiver does not have component video out your options are to leave it the way you have it wired or get a new cable box.I would try to get a new cable box as schan1269 suggested
     

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