Got a new tv and I need some help with the re-wiring of my receiver and other components. Here is what I have.
Sharp Aquos LC-32D44U
Satellite Directv Plus MDL R15 (1 dish, 1 box)
JVC XV-N44 DVD Player
Kenwood VR-407 receiver
I have the following cables running
Digital Optical cable
About to pull my hair out..........
Please HELP!!! ;)
I have a new Samsung HL67A750A1F television and can't get the wiring figured out. I bought new 16 guauge speaker wires to replace some of the old wiriring. Now I can't receiver to play. Could I have rewired wrong? Please help !!!!
I have a similar set up. For yours, I would run one optical from your Sat box to your 407 and connect the DVD player optical to the Kenwood as well. This will allow you to get whatever your watching, DVD or Satellite to your speakers. For Video, use the component cables to connect DVD player to TV. For the SAT box, coaxial to TV or S video to TV will give you about the same video quality. I hope this helps. A couple of suggestions: Your new screen size will greatly magnify the quality of your video, what looked good on the Sharp may not look good on the Samsung due to the size difference. I REALLY suggest you get a new SAT box with a HDMI connection. Also you can get a blu ray player in the $120 range. The Blu ray will play blu rays and upconvert DVDs to a higher quality picture through its HDMI connection. You will be amazed at the difference HDMI will make on how your TV will look!
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This problem may be more complex than just the selection of a channel to receive video. The first problem is what channel to receive the video. Usually its received on channel 3 or 4. You select that on the video output and match it on the TV. That assumes your recorder is attached via the RF (antenna) connection. If its hooked up via the component connect then you must have a remote to select IN1 or IN2 on the TV to receive video. Remote controls are available on line. Do a search on your TV model and remote control.
Good day Virgil. Please be a bit more specific. Are you using a Decoder to receive the TV signal? When you say " hook speaker wires to the TV" - do you mean via the Sony SE501 receiver??Just tell me what components you have and I can help you.
Most receivers won't take in an HDMI and output through another form like component. They will only input HDMI and output HDMI. What you can get is a converter cable that will convert from HDMI to component, but the problem is you are going to lose sound. You will need to use a component cable from your device (DVD Player) to the yamaha receiver, then output component cables to the TV.
The best way to do this is to connect you dish network receiver is directly to the tv. Try to use the best video type possible. HDMI is the best, next is component and lastly is composite. This will take care of the video portion. Next, connect digital audio output to the Kenwood Receiver. I dont know what type of a digital audio output your dish box has, but your kenwood receiver has both optical and coaxial inputs so you should be fine there. Once you have both audio and video wired, change the inputs on both your tv and kenwood receiver to the inputs you are connected to. You might need to set up the kenwood to tell it that your running digital audio to it in the setup menus. Hopefully this helps, let me know if you need any clarification.
It will only display via component. Your HDMI firmware is either 1.1 or 1.2 and has HDCP issues (High Definition Copyright Protection) it's a firmware problem that has been fixed on all new receivers, not just a HK issue, all receivers! the new version 1.3a and 1.3b have fixed the issue. Unfortunately you cannot update the firmware on the receiver. Hope this explains it for you, sorry! Lot's of angry people out there!!! myself included.
TV is HD correct? Use the Y/CB/CR from the Sat to the TV. Use the Digital optical cable for sound from the sat to the receiver. Use the s-video from the dvd player to the tv and the l/r to the receiver for sound. I would suggest upgrading to another set of Y/CB/CR cables to connect your dvd to the TV and benefit from better picture. Also, buy another optical cable for dvd sound (so you can enjoy surround sound). Your receiver has two optical inputs so youre covered there.