Wire/Connector help

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Justin.F, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Justin.F

    Justin.F Auditioning

    Dec 27, 2004
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    I'm new to home theater and I currently purchased a new set up for my bed room and need some help with the wiring.

    I bought a Sony KV-32HS420 and for the sounds I bought an Onkyo HTIB (S770).

    I also have a Playstation 2, an Xbox hooked up with the High definition kit, and a cheap DVD player for the time. I will also be purchasing a DVD player that supports HDMI in the near future (as soon as my Best Buy reward zone money comes)

    Before I go out and buy cables I just wanted to clear a few things up so I don't end up returning things.

    The Reciever for the Onkyo has 3 optical in's and I'm kind of confused on what to do. All of my equipment has Optical outs (TV, Xbox, and DVD player) but I would rather run the video cables right to the TV. I see no reason to buy more cables to run from the reciever to the TV when the TV already has the connections I need. I guess my question is, will only be running the Optical cables to the receiver work? There are no options to switch to the digital sound only that I can see. I want to get this set up so I can start enjoying my new set up.

    Please let me know what kind of cables I need to buy. If this is confusing let me know and I'll try to explain myself better.

  2. Brian_D

    Brian_D Agent

    Oct 26, 2004
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    It's definetly ok to just run sound through your receiver and video straight to the display. You will just have to use the tv's remote to switch to the video source you want to use and the receiver to switch to the audio source you want to go with it.
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Aug 5, 1999
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    The reason is that running through the receiver, one button on the remote gets you both audio and video, whereas sending video separately to the TV means you’ll have to switch them separately every time you change sources, as Brian mentioned. It’s all a matter of convenience. If you don’t feel the convenience is worth the price of an extra cable, then it’s fine to go directly to the TV.


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