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Listen to TV through my vsx-454

Can I listen to a TV program through my receiver?
I only see where I can listen to movies via DVD's or VCR
Anybody every listen to a regular TV program through their VSX-454?

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  1. Go To RADIOSHACK
  2. GO buy RCA Cables(red,white,yellow)
  3. If your Tv Has An RCA Output Connect the RCA Cables @ one End of the TV.
  4. Connect the Other End to THE VCR2 Input.
  5. SWITCH THE INPUT TO VCR2

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If your tv has output jacks! red/white/ you can get a set of audio cables and run them to the red/white audio input on the back of your amp in either the tape input or any other free input you have on the back of the amp,Then just use the input selector to select that input and there you go!
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