Help with wiring my system - sorry for the noob question

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  1. chris_cr

    chris_cr Auditioning

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    I'm fairly new to HT, and I'm having trouble getting everything wired up correctly. Here's my list of components:

    Sony LCD 60" Wega
    Denon AVR1705 receiver
    DirecTV HD-DVR (using HDMI)
    JVC DVD player
    PS2

    I've had the DVR working with the receiver using component video cables and an HDMI cable. What I can't figure out is how to hook up the DVD player and the PS2 to the receiver. I have a couple optical cables but I can't get the video to come up on the TV when trying to run the DVD player and/or PS2 from the receiver - the audio isn't a problem. I can hook up the DVD player and/or PS2 directly to the TV, but then I don't get surround sound... How is it supposed to be done?

    I know most of my problems is the lack of familiarity with the receiver and audio in general. I hope I can get the hang of this soon. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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    I pulled up the 1705 to check out its capabilities- this is what I'm seeing.


    I'd hookd both dvr and the dvd player via componant cables to the Denon
    then run componant to the sony
    run the HDMI cable directly to the sony
    Ps2 I'd run too the componant section "video" with the others. This should remedy your issue.
     
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    chris_cr Auditioning

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    I'll try this out. I did try going through the receiver with the DVD player and the PS2 but couldn't get the tv to display anything but the DVR picture. We'll see if I can get it to work this time around.

    Thanks!
     

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