Hooking up a HT system

NaperBob

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Bob
Ny system may not be as large or sophisticated as others on this forum, but I sure would appreciate some advice on hooking this all up. I just purchased a DMR –ES46V. It is my intent to utilize it for recording from my DVR and to copy VHS tapes. I don’t believe I will ever record directly from cable. I would appreciate anyone’s suggestions on the best way to hook up my system which is as follows:

Panasonic DMR – 46V

Inputs
RF (Cable)
S – Video
Video
Audio L/R

Outputs
DVD/VHS Common - Video
VHS Common – Audio L/R
DVD Priority – S Video
DVD Priority – Video
DVD Priority – audio L/R
Component Video
Optical Digital audio
HDMI

Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD DVR

Inputs
Cable

Outputs
Component Video
Composite Audio/Video
Audio L/R
Digital Audio (RCA cable)
Optical Digital audio
S-Video
HDMI

Yamaha HTR- 5830 AV receiver

Inputs
Digital coax
Optical Audio (Cable)
Optical Audio (DVD)
6 channel input
Composite Video & audio for
DVD
Cable
V – Aux
VCR
Component Video – DVD
Component Video - Cable

Outputs
VCR Composite – Video
Component video


Samsung HL-R4667W

Inputs:
Ant 1 Cable
Ant 2 Air
DVI L/R
S Vid 1
S Vid 2
Video 1
Video 2
Audio 1 L/R
Audio 2 L/R
Component Video 1
Component Video 2
Audio 1 L/R
Audio 2 L/R
HDMI

Output
Video
Audio L/R
Optical Digital audio

Thank you in advance for your help. Bob
 

Bob McElfresh

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Messages
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Ok Bob. Let's start with the basics:

I'd go HDMI straight to the TV from the cable box. This will let you watch and hear television with 1 cable. Also, run Optical to your receiver for more serious TV watching with better sound.

SVideo is going to give you your best input to the DMR so run SVideo from the cable box to the DMR. It looks like your DMR will put out SVideo from both the VCR and DVD player so run SVideo from the DMR straight to your television.

I'd also run component video from the DMR straight to the TV for more serious DVD watching.

All that is left is the audio:

DMR - optical to the receiver for DVD, L/R analog for VCR

Hope this helps.
 

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