Normal 0 I have my HD DVD player connected to my AVR-4306 receiverwith HDMI then output to my TV with HDMI and this works fine. I have aprojector with Component only input for HD. I cannot get the amp to output asignal from the amp's component output sockets. Can you please help? Regards. Malcolm Flux
This does not work... You can only upscale the video signal with 4306; meaning you can covert s-video, component video to HDMI but can not down-convert HDMI input (coming from your HD DVD player) to Component video output. Sorry that I could not give you a solution as this is the 4306's limitation (written on the 4306 manual.).
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Personally I would use an RCA cable and hook up the AVR.
((RCA out of TV to AVR audio in))
((cable box HDMI cable output to TV HDMI Input1))
(As far as the AppleTv I would use a separate HDMI Input2)
If your AVR has a dvd or blue ray player Hook up a
HDMI cable out to another Input HDMI3 of the TV
using separate inputs on the tv will allow your surround system to be
used on all modes(CABLE,DVD/BLUERAY,APPLETV)
Depending on your TV inputs, you are better off to run video componenets through TV first then, connect TV to reciever via digital optical. Recievers have video pass through but, noyt the best route. You can use TV's menu to choose what you watch and, only have the one output from TV to reciever. Make sure you scan through TV and reciever menus to make sure you are selecting the right channel.
You don't need to upgrade that model as it already supports 1080P. If you are using HDMI connections between the receiver your TV the receiver will upconvert the other analog video sources (composite and component video) to 1080 content. Most likely 1080i as this is the standard format when upconverting.
HDMI signal from DVD can not be down converted to analog component signal.
Connect your new DVD to a component input 1..4. Make sure that component input assigned to desired input (dvd/vcr/sat/) (setup - input setup - input - component assign - component x etc). Connect coax output of DVD to coax x input of the receiver and assign it (setup- input setup - "input" - digital assign ..). Probably you need to setup DVD output resolution to 720i or 720p in dvd setup menu.
I tried connecting my dvr via component and optical to see if it was my hdmi or my dvr. Ended up being a bad hdmi plug in back of my amp. I was fortunate enough to have both style connections on my dvr. Hope this helps
The best possible solution to your problem is :
Connect your blu ray player directly to the HDMI input of you Plasma and watch HD video....
and connect the 5.1/7.1 sound thru the optical or the coaxial link directly to your AVR 3805.
You will not loose anything on the Blu-Ray.
The sound is best processsed by the AVR3805, while the video, which is the real upgrade (BluRay) in terms of resolution of picture would be processed by your plasma.
Try connecting to the yellow RCA monitor output on the amp and corresponding input on the TV. This works for me. You could also try the composite outputs on the amp. This is one flaw the amp has that the setup screen will not display through the HDMI connection.
PLUG THE STANDARD PS3 CABLE INTO PS3 THEN TO TV GO TO SET MENU FOR PS3 AND SET VIDEO OUT TO HDMI,PICTURE WILL GO OFF SO BE QUICK AND PUT HDMI CABLE INTO PS3 THEN TV,NOW SET AUDIO OUT PUT TO HDMI,THEN CONNECT TO AMP,IF YOU STILL GET NOTHING CHECK AMP SETTINGS IE INPUT SELECTION FOR HDMI.