How do I hook all these toys up now??

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  1. Shana

    Shana Stunt Coordinator

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    I have searched for this information but haven't gotten a clear answer. I need to know what all I will need to hook up my TV, receiver, DirecTivo, DVD player, VCR, and speakers. (cables, speaker wire, banana plugs, interconnectors?)

    Please tell me what I will need to purchase and the best place to purchase them.

    Thanks so much!
    Shana
     
  2. Mike Matheson

    Mike Matheson Second Unit

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    Hi Shana,
    From the Primer here at HTF:
    Choosing the right speaker wire
    Different Video and Audio connection cables and types
    HOOKING UP YOUR DIFFERENT PIECES OF EQUIPMENT
    SO, WHERE DO I PUT ALL THIS EQUIPMENT?
    Optical digital Connection/Coax digital connection
    How do I route my audio and video signals?
    Other how-to-hookup-my-gear threads:
    Wire hookup help
    setup help and cables needed questions
    Total Newbie, Which Cables Will I Need?
    Some inexpensive low-end cable sources:
    www.partsexpress.com for Sound King 12 guage speaker wire
    www.accessories4less.com for interconnects & video cables (Acoustic Research Pro brand)
    Radio Shack (Gold series cables) for interconnects & video cables
    Maybe browse through some of this info and then post again with further questions/concerns?
    Hope this helps,
    Mike
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    I'd suggest before you measure/order wires, try laying things out in your rack according to these guidelines:

    - Put the receiver on the bottom shelf. This allows the speaker wires to flow out without obscuring the other equipment.

    - Leave a good 8 inches above the receiver open for venting.

    - Put the DVD/VCR units (things you have to touch) on the top shelves.

    - Put the CATV/DSS receivers above the AV receiver

    Now you have a smart placement in your rack. Measure the lengths you need for interconnects.
     
  4. Shana

    Shana Stunt Coordinator

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    Very good information! I need all the help I can get!
    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     

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