I have an HK 340 that has no HDMI input/outputs and all my devices have HDMI.
Sony blu ray DVD
Sony 5 tray DVD
Sony Bravia TV
Digital cable box
7.1 sound card with SPIF
ATI x1950pro video card with two DVI outputs
I am trying to get the best quality picture and sound i can by hooking these all together.
What i have thought of and need confirmation of:
PC connects to TV using DVI to HDMI toggle and a HDMI cable then connects pc directly to TV.
Q- where should the SPIF cable connect to TV or Receiver
DVD blu ray and DVD i want to connect using HDMI but then i bypass receiver and wnat to take advantage of home theater speakers. I can us optical for sound to connect DVDs to receiver and use HDMI, right?
Q- how should i connect the DVD players to utilize the home theater.
Cable digital box - connect to receiver using component video and optical audio i assume, right?
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Re: right cables for connecting devices
Hi, You have connected from PC to TV right??? 1.To get the video you have to connect to TV 2.Please take a separate cables for to listen audio and to watch video, for audio connect cables from DVD Player to Home Theater you can listen the audio for video please connect the HDMI video to TV Where You can enjoy both.
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component video output is not going to help you hook it up to a surround system. component video is just that - video. No audio signal is carried on it. You would be better served hooking your blu-ray player to the tv via hdmi cable and then running an optical cable from either your blu-ray player or your tv to the surround system (assuming your surround system has an optical input).
hi, do the following. 1. connect ur blue rays hdmi out to ur tvs hdmi input. 2. connct blue rays out to any one of the coaxial(aux) input of bose. 3. connect ur tvs optical audio output to optical audio input of bose 4. connect monitor out of ur bose to any one of ur av in of ur tv. connect component video to better quality . 4 . in the blue rays audio setup select audio output priority as optical/coaxial 5 . in bose set aux as digital input. to see blue ray select hdmi of ur tv, sellect in bose in which the blue rays coaxial is connected(aux) insert disk in blue ray an watch to see dvd in bose select tvs corresponding input, select bose to dvd . insert dvd and watch to whach tv program set tv to corresponding mode. set bose to optical audio input mode. ok
There are several video and audio inputs named DVD. For video you have HDMI, component and composite. For audio you have standard analog stereo and digital coaxial spdif input. You need to configure the receiver to use the correct inputs - that means HDMI and coax. Also you need to connect the BD player via coax spdif cable to the receiver, because rx-v365 doesn't support audio via HDMI. If BD player has only optical output, use DTV/CABL HDMI input and DTv/CABL Optical input on the receiver.
You can't just plug in optical cables. Both the TV and amp have to be adjusted to allow the different type of signals to pass. I have an Onkyo receiver myself and you have to set the sound type up for each input. It's a bit tricky to do without a manual, but you can probably download one for free if you have lost yours.
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.
Is Yamaha HTR-640 a receiver? Try HDMI from PS3 to receiver or Sony HDTV. If HDMI from PS3 to receiver the you need and HDMI from receiver to out Sony HDTV. You could connect everything to receiver and HDMI out to HDTV. You can not have an HDMI cable AND an optical cable coming out of the PS3, only one or the other.
The receiver that came with your speakers should have a digital input for a dolby digital source. On the back of the receiver it's probably labled "digital coax" or it could be an optical as well.
Your new Blu-Ray has these outputs on the back. it's as simple as getting the correct cable and selecting that input on the receiver.
To make sure you get the right cable, look at the back of the receiver, and the blu-ray. Look for the digital input on the receiver, and get a cable that matches that. It's either a single RCA cable, or an optical.
So when done, you will have the HDMI or Component out from the Blu-Ray going to the TV, and the digital audio going to the receiver. To hear the sound through the receiver, just go to that input on the receiver.
What port do you have the HDMI from you BD player into on the 510. If you have it on the DVD port then fiber optic will do you no good, the DVD HDMI only supports digital coax, the Video2 HDMI only accepts fiber optic, and there is an extra fiber optic for the Sat input. If your BD player does not have digital coax out, or if you dont want to buy another cable, just move the HDMI from DVD to Video2 on the 510. I am willing to bet you have the BD player plugged into the DVD HDMI port and the fiber optic cable from you BD player to the Video2 fiber input.