Modifying Bill's Diagram

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  1. BobHaymond

    BobHaymond Stunt Coordinator

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    Here's what I get from several posts on cables for PIP/VCR with DirecTV Sat and modifying Bill Catherall's diagram:

    Symbols: RA RCA audio

    DA digital audio

    cV composite video

    SV S-video

    CV component video

    Cables:

    Sat #1----(SV,DA)--->TV

    ----(cV,RA)--->VCR

    VCR-------(cV,RA)---->TV

    Sat #2----(SV,DA)---->A/V

    A/V-------(SV,DA)---->TV

    DVD-------(DA)------->A/V

    -------(CV)------->TV

    Unless I learn better I'll order these cables. I'll begin with remote juggling but will get a Pronto when I learn enough.

    Appreciate the help I've received and appreciate any new comments.

    BH
     
  2. Bill Catherall

    Bill Catherall Screenwriter

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    Bob - I've been trying to look up information on your TV, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I want to know how many actual A/V "channels" your TV has. In other words, there are 2 component inputs, 3 S-video inputs, and 4 composite inputs...but how many of these are shared? Does AV1 share one S-video and 1 composite. Does each video input type have it's own selector? Do you know what I mean?

    In other words, can you have one component input, 2 S-video inputs, and one composite input all connected to the TV at the same time? That's 4 inputs.

    Second, why do you have the digital audio connection to your TV from Sat #1? Can your TV process or pass a digital connection? I would think that would need to go straight to the A/V receiver.
     
  3. BobHaymond

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    Bill: Thanks so much for the reply. I do not know the answers to your questions. I have been studying the manual for the Sony and will do so some more with your queries in mind. The manual is poorly done in my opinion; for example they don't list any audio connection as digital. I can guess which one are digital but manuals should not be designed to require gesses! I'll also see if I can find suitable places to ask others who have experience with this TV.

    I was looking at the manual again and was about to tell you what you had just told me. I do not know of the sharing part.

    It looks like I can not connect digital audio from Sat #1.

    I recon what I'll do for now is order a minimal number of cables and see if experience shows what to do next.
     

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