Hook-Up Help!!! Plasma-HD Comcast box-HDMI DVD recorder

papashady

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Brad
Hi,

I really need help hooking up my set-up, any help would be great!

I have the following:

-50" Plasma Pioneer purevision (has two hdmi, and two component)
-HDTV comcast box (has 1 component, and no hdmi)
-Samsung HDMI dvd multi-format recorder (has 1 hdmi and 1 component)
the dvd recorder has a IR cable to get the cable box's channels, but I don't know how to do it.

I have the following cables available:

1 hdmi
1 component, which I need from the Comcast box to the tv in order to get the HD channels
3 red/white/yellow
3 av cables
1 IR cable

I want it set up so i can record tv programs with my dvd recorder, and still be able to watch dvd's with the upconversion hdmi. Is that all possible? Do I need any other cables? Do I need to run the cable line to comcast box, then how do i record tv programs? I feel really dumb! I need like every step told or I get confused. PLEASE HELP!!!!

Thanks for your help I really appreciate it!

-Brad
 

Alon Goldberg

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Hi Brad - If you have a receiver, connect your system as follows:

1. Cable Box -> DVD Recorder, Component
2. Cable Box -> Receiver, Digital Coax or Optical Audio
3. DVD Recorder -> TV, HDMI
4. DVD Recorder -> Receiver, Digital Coax or Optical Audio

If you are using the TV speakers, connect your system as:

1. Cable Box -> DVD Recorder, Component
2. Cable Box -> TV, RCA Audio (red/white)
3. DVD Recorder -> TV, HDMI
4. DVD Recorder -> TV, RCA Audio (red/white)

I'd also recommend purchasing a Universal Remote, such as a Logitech Harmony 880.

Enjoy your new system!
 

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