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How to Hook up HDMI from Comcast Motarola Cable Box

Having problems with HDMI connection from COMCAST Motarola HD Dual TUNER DVR HDMI DCH6416 to Panosonic Home Theater system SA-PT660 to AKAI LCD HDTV. There is only one HDMI Output on the COMCAST box; one on the Panosonic Receiver DVD Player; and only one on the AKAI LCD HDTV, Want to know the best possible connection for the very best picture? Can you make a recommendation before I buy a bunch of HDMI Cables; optical audio cables; etc...? Thanks Mike

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Connect the HDMI outputs on your various components to the HDMI inputs on your receiver. Connect the HDMI output on the receiver to the input on your TV. HDMI incorporates digital audio, so no need to buy optical audio cables. If your receiver does not have HDMI inputs for all your components, you will need to make a choice. HDMI = Best, component video + optical audio = second best, S-video+ optical audio = third best

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I just bought a Denon 4310 CI and try to connect Comcast--->Denon 4310 Receiver---> TV, and found out the Comcast cable box does not work when properly when connecting through receiver using HDMI connection. The TV only had voice and the picture was going off and on, and sometimes shows only green screen.

I did some search and it seems this is the Comcast issue that does not properly does the HDCP handshak for the HDMI setup.

Here is what you can do:

1- Use component connection from Comcast CableBOX--->Receiver-->TV

2- Connect you cable box directly to your TV and have optical connection from your TV to the reciver, since the optical cable can carry 5.1 sround sound.

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Connect the HDMI outputs on your various components to the HDMI inputs on your receiver. Connect the HDMI output on the receiver to the input on your TV. HDMI incorporates digital audio, so no need to buy optical audio cables. If your receiver does not have HDMI inputs for all your components, you will need to make a choice. HDMI = Best, component video + optical audio = second best, S-video+ optical audio = third best

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