Connecting my sr 5400 to the cables box with an s video cable
Hi , i just changed the 21 pier cable that connected my SR 5400 to the cable's box to a newer 21 pier cable which is a s video cable, i'm able to hear the audio but no visual, in my lcd screen, where do i connect the s video cable in the SR 5400?
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You can use a DS-A5 iPod docking station or a RCA Y-adaptor found at retailers such as APPLE, BEST BUY, RADIO SHACK, AMAZON, etc.: http://www.amazon.com/APPLE-COMPOSITE-AV-cable-ZML/dp/B004EWEX9Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331155139&sr=8-1You can use a DS-A5 iPod docking station or a RCA Y-adaptor found at retailers such as APPLE, BEST BUY, RADIO SHACK, AMAZON, etc.: http://www.amazon.com/APPLE-COMPOSITE-AV-cable-ZML/dp/B004EWEX9Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331155139&sr=8-1 . Connect from the headphone port of the iPhone and use the red & white RCA audio cables to connect into the RCA audio input terminals of your TX-8511.
Why? What is a TV anyway but a high-def light show with questionable audio?
The SR-66 can't use digital or multichanel inputs but this advice still applies now and when you DO get a real AVR.
I'd skip the TV entirely as an audio source unless you use an antenna to tune stations. ITS unadulterated source sound probably comes from somewhere better and higher up the foodchain, maybe even digitally, huh?
Treat the Cable Box (or whatever) as any other high-end audio device but send its best VIDEO directly to the TV. You could also run an RCA audio pair TO the TV from the Cable Box in case you wanna listen to lo-fi news and such without the Marantz.
Component Video is a big step up the food chain in quality. Component Video inputs are for video only, not for audio. I don't see Component Video inputs on the Marantz SR-4200; only Composite and S-Video. S-video would be a step up from Composite and it carries analog stereo sound.
You don't give any clues as to the source's audio capabilities.
Digital Audio of either flavor is preferable. Grab the best possible TV-related audio from your Cable/Satellite box to the Marantz and run a pair of RCA audio cables to your TV just in case you want to watch the weather channel without hi-fi sound.
I will interperate this as: "So you want to play sound through your Marantz SR-4200?"
You need to clarify what sort of system setup you have, however i will put down a few ways to wire this up to your TV.
If you have a Set-top-box that gets the TV Channels, that is where the sound comes from. If you have a TV that plugs straight into the wall, you will have to get the sound from the TV. Grab a RCA Stereo cable - (White and Red heads, if you don't know what they look like, Google it).
If you are unclear about this, i have tried to make a diagram down the bottom to explain how this is to work. What you will do is Take the sound from the Set-Top-Box or TV and reroute it into your fantastic Marantz SR-4200.
1. Plug Red Plug into the the Red Slot, and White into the White on the back of your set-top-box or TV Out (if you get it around the wrong way, the speakers will be reversed.)
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the back of your Marantz SR-4200 in the TAPE input or VHS input as they are analog signal inputs. Turn on Marantz SR-4200 and turn it onto Tape or Vhs (depending on where you plugged it in).
[Set-Top-Box or TV out] >-------> into >------> [Marantz SR-4200]
If you still don't get it, then try searching You-Tube for a guide "Plug Tv into Stereo". I myself couldn't turn up anything useful
Remove the HDMI cable (out) to the speakers from the receiver.
Connect regular speaker wire from the receiver to the speakers.
Of course, remove the (now extra) HDMI cable from the tv.
That will remove the loop.