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How to connect using a LCD monitor, cable box, DVD player

WE had our system wired by a friend no longer in the area. Originally we had the Denon AVR-886, a regular TV, a DVD player, and for some reason, we needed a VCR because we didn't have a cable box. I am completely a novice about terms and how to wire, but it's become my task to re-wire because we now have a Toshiba LCD monitor (no TV TUNER) a cable box, the original DVD player, and the Denon. Right now, the cable box is connected to the monitor so no sound comes from the receiver's speakers. AND no picture either, obviuosly. HOW do I connect everything together? Do i still need the VCR connected if I don't play/record any Tapes? Also, since I have the cable box, do i still need the VCR player at all? Both the LCD monitor and te Sony DVD player have the s-video jacks and composite jacks and traditional yellow/white/ red audio/vidoe jacks. I am really afraid to remove anything from the back of the Denon though! Thanks to all in advance.

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Re: how to connect using a LCD monitor, cable box, DVD...

You won't need the VCR, that's only used for a cable box, and since you have one now there is no need. You'll want to connect everything with the better video plugin possible. Composite (red, white, yellow) is the worst, then s-video, then component (red, blue, green), then DVI, then HDMI. That will square your video. Then send all audio signals to the Denon. These cables are usually the red and white cables. OR Plug everything into the Denon to the appropriate input. Then connect the monitor to the video out of the Denon.

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