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I want have S-S Sound and HD video capability with all of my units. However, I see that I only have HDMI IN and not OUT on this unit. I only have Componet cable OUT NOT IN, Digital Optical IN NOT OUT, Composite video IN and OUT with S-Video IN and OUT. I can go from the Fios TV Top Box to the THD-50 in a number of ways but then I have to go to the TV by using another hook up. There two (2) ways that I can go from the TV TOP BOX to the JVC unit and then to the TV in the connections. However I also have a HD DVD and VHS video recorder player that I want to hook up to the JVC unit to have S-S sound capabilies also. The TV, player and JVC unit all only have HDMI IN no OUT. What do you suggest?


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I called the JVC tech service rep. I went from the Cable box to the JVC unit with a Digital Optical Cable, from dvd/vcr player to jvc unit with a Composite Cable and Audio Cables. From cable box to tv with hdmi cable and from jvc unit to tv with componet cables and cable box to dvd/vcr with Audio/ Video and S-Video cables. This allows me to have the cable TV access and Surround sound in all mode. I have HD and Digital surround sound in three diiferent modes. Everything is working great.
Thanks for the opportunity for help just the same.

Sincerely, cthomas249

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