Help with my Sony receiver (STRDE875)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Frank Stevens, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. Frank Stevens

    Frank Stevens Auditioning

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    You'll have to excuse me for being a complete novice when it comes to home theater setup and connections. Computers I know, HT I do not.
    Heres the problem. I have a new DVD player with Optical outputs as well as S-Video and composite video outs (Sony DVP-NS400D). I want the optimum connection between my receiver and my dvd player. I thought that by going with an optical cable for sound, and the S-Video cable for video, I would get this. Only problem is, when I do this, and turn my TV on, the video isn't playing through. The TV just displays "No signal detected"
    I have composite hookups to the TV from the reciever. Am I missing a step here?
    Thank you so much in advance.
     
  2. Alf S

    Alf S Cinematographer

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    Hey Frank welcome aboard!
    To clear up your problem, you'll need to run s-video IN to the receiver from DVD, then run S-Video cable OUT of receiver to TV. It's not possible to convert S-video signals to composite in the set-up you have.
    Hope this helps
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  3. Frank Stevens

    Frank Stevens Auditioning

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    Well that would explain a lot! [​IMG]
    Thanks for the help! I might post more questions in here later, seeing as how I am so proficient at the HT setup (ha!). I did get it working with the optical for sound and one A/V cable for the video. I'll have to keep this setup until I buy a new TV.
    Thanks again!
     

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