Toshiba 61A60A Television Video Out

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  1. Michael*H

    Michael*H Auditioning

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    Hello,

    I have this Toshiba televison and comcast cable. Of course this signal comes in via a Coaxil cable which goes to my "Ant 1" input. Where my problem comes in is I have a Sony Receiver Model #STRDE697 which does all the video/audio switching. All my components (vcr, dvd, etc..)are succesful going through the Sony receiver. I want to be able to have the reciever do all my video input switching so I don't have to switch the video input on my tv (which I still have to do for the cable tv). On the back of the tv I have an audio and a video output. I've fed these to the receiver and I can successfully get the audio of the cable tv but not the video? ANy suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Michael
     
  2. Nathan Stohler

    Nathan Stohler Second Unit

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    Michael,

    Is your cable routed through some kind of set-top box, or is this cable coming straight in from the wall into your TV? If you have digital cable, then you do have a box, in which case you can run the video from the box to your Sony receiver.

    Otherwise, you will have to watch the Ant1 input for TV and Video1 (or however it's labelled on your TV) for everything else. You would connect the composite or S-Video cable from your receiver to your TV's Video1 input to handle this.

    If you really don't want to have to switch between inputs on your TV, your only other option is to watch TV through your VCR's tuner -- then you can watch everything through your TV's Video1 input and switch audio through your receiver.

    I think what you might be trying to do is connect the cable to ANT1 on your TV and then connect your TV's video out to your receiver and then connect your receiver's monitor out to your TV's Video1, which is not going to work...

    --Nathan
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    The video out of a TV is not meant to go to an A/V receiver. Its main purpose is to daisy chain to a second TV so one VCR or DVD player or cable box can feed two TV's with the same program such as in an auditorium.

    Disney hints:
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  4. Michael*H

    Michael*H Auditioning

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    Thanks guys for the informative information. It was very helpful. I think I may go through the VCR with the cable tv. THanks again!
     

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