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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Cody_S, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. Cody_S

    Cody_S Auditioning

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    First I would like to say hi. This is my first time in here and it's great. I just got into home theater after I bought my wide screen. I didn't know much about it so I just bought a packaged set. Now its time to hook it up. I have 2 questions. First, how can I hook my tv up to play audio. I know how to do it from like a dvd player but I also want audio when im watching HBO or other movies. Can i just go from my audio out on my tv to say a cd in on the receiver? Also, im going to be needing alot of wire to run the audio/video from the receiver to the tv approx. 50ft of both. Is there anywhere I can get this without having to spend a fortune. So far all I have found is 12ft pieces I would have to connect together. Thanks guys and this forum is great.
     
  2. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    Yes you just hook the audio out on your tv to yourreceiver. I would try to move the receiver closer to the TV. Where is it that it needs a 50' cable?
     
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    Cody_S Auditioning

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    Well I was going to place the receiver on one wall where I have a large cabinet and run the wires up through the wall. After pricing this I've decided to make a temporary shelf so I can run component video instead of RCA type. Also what kind of cable should I use from the dvd to the receiver. I've heard digital coax cables and optical. Which one is better? Thanks guys.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum Cody.

    A heads up. If you ever need to run ultra long cables, rather than spend a fortune on cables, or rather then connect together 3 cables with couplers, try outdoor coax cable RG6. It has the twist on connectors (that you hook to a VCR or TV). Many stores have the F-RCA adaptors that simply screw onto each end of the RG6 cable giving you an instant (and very good) cable that you can use for audio.
     

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