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I am not sure I have set up properly. I can get sound from my DVD recorder but I cannot get picture. I am sure it is just something to do with a wrong cord put somewhere, it is frustrating me to no end. I have put from my DVD to the receiver, component cords, optical audio.....from my receiver to my tv, tv to monitor out????? Please help. Mel

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    I have my dvd connected to my tv via composite cables and i am only recieving audio



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DVD should be connected to an input on your tv not the monitor out.

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