Basic setup question

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Bob.W, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Bob.W

    Bob.W Auditioning

    Feb 20, 2005
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    Ok, I've never done this before. I need to wire up a TV, DVD player, and a receiver.

    First off, my roommate has the cable running in to the DVD player and then out to the TV. Can I just plug it straight into the TV?

    Toshiba 27" 27afx54
    onkyo 570 system
    panasonic dvd/vcr combo

    Im just gonna take a guess here:

    Connect TV to DVD with component cables
    Connect TV to receiver with audio cables (not sure which)
    Connect DVD to receiver with audio cables (not sure which)

    Im not really sure which audio cables to use, that's kinda where I get lost. Am I missing any connections/cables here, or will this work?

    Thank you,
  2. Matt Brighton

    Matt Brighton Stunt Coordinator

    May 17, 1999
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    Your receiver should be the "Switching station" for everything. Essentially all of your inputs go there (from the outs on your DVD,etc.) and there should be some sort of "monitor out" from your receiver to the TV. Hopefully that will help you out...
  3. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

    Aug 19, 2002
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    Connect the digital out (either optical or coax) on the DVD to the digital in on the receiver. Make sure you assign the digital in to "DVD" if it is required on the receiver (look in the manual). For an optical connection you have to purchase a Toslink cable. For a coax connection, just use a 75 ohm video cable (yellow).

    BTW, manuals are your friend.

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