Newbie Hookup Questions

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Chris KAudio, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Chris KAudio

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    I am new to all of this home theater stuff....

    My purchases in the next month will be

    - 2 Athena AS-F2 Front Speakers

    - The Athena Center Channel Speaker

    - I have 2 old BOSE satellite speakers that I will use for my new Satellites.

    - HK 230 Receiver

    Other components I have are:
    - XBox
    - VHS Player
    - DVd Player
    - Most likely Satellite TV (so an HDTV box)

    My TV is a rear projection Samsung 54" HDTV.

    Will I be able to hook everything up correctly???? Will it all work? [​IMG]

    Thanks

    -Chris
     
  2. Nathan Stohler

    Nathan Stohler Second Unit

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    Make sure your receiver has all the inputs you need. It sounds like you could need at least 3 digital inputs (XBox, DVD, Satellite).

    Is there anything specific that you don't think will work?
     
  3. Chris KAudio

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    To be honest with... I just really dont know...

    I do know that I have two components on the back of my tv

    The first component always works, but the seconds ones dont really...

    do they make a component switch????

    XBOX and DVd player would be using component
     
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  5. Chris KAudio

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    Okay that sounds great. So basically what will happen is for example:

    Buy a component cable that goes from the receiver to the Tv. Then all I do is plug in the Xbox Component to the receiver and the dvd component to the receiver?

    If this is the case, all I would have to do is select Video1 or DVD? (something like that)

    On my TV, would I then just have to turn on the component part?
     
  6. Nathan Stohler

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    Yes. Also, be sure to match your video and audio inputs. For example, if you connect your DVD player's component out to the component in on your receiver marked "DVD", make sure to connect the digital audio output on your DVD player to the digital input marked "DVD" on your receiver.

    It should make sense once you start wiring everything up. See if you can find the manual for your receiver online.
     
  7. Chris KAudio

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    Great thanks a lot. You were very helpful.
     

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