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Need hook up diagram for Samsung HDTV using HDMI with Cable box and Samsung 5.1 Surround Theater System

I have my HD cable box hooked up to my HDTV via HDMI and need to know what cables to use and how to integrate the Surround sound system. Thanks.
i CAN GET SOUND FROM MY SURROUND SOUND BUT I CAN'T GET A PICTURE WHEN I PUT IN A DVD .WHAT CAN I DO? pooch532@yahoo.com THE SURROUND SOUND IS A PANASONIC & I HAVE DISHNETWORK SATTLITE

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Here's How:

  1. The first step to connecting a DVD Recorder to your TV is to determine what type of connection you want to make between the TV source (Cable, Satellite, Antenna), the DVD Recorder and the TV. This is usually determined by the outputs and inputs available on the DVD Recorder and the TV.
  2. If you have an older TV that only accepts RF (Coaxial) input, then you would connect the RF output (a coaxial cable) from your TV source (in my case a Cable Box) to the RF input on the DVD Recorder. Then connect the RF output from the DVD Recorder to the RF input on the TV. This is the most basic (and lowest quality) option for connecting a DVD Recorder to any TV.
  3. If you want to use higher quality cables, then you may want to connect the TV Source (Cable and Satellite only, not Antenna) to the DVD Recorder using Composite, S-Video or Component video and audio cables.
  4. To use composite cables (also known as RCA, the yellow plug is video, the red and white plugs, audio): Plug in the composite cables to the RCA outputs on the back of your TV source and then plug in the composite cables to the RCA inputs of the DVD Recorder. Then connect the RCA outputs from the DVD Recorder to RCA inputs on the TV.
  5. To use S-Video and RCA audio cables: Plug in the S-Video cable to the S-Video output of the TV source. Plug in the S-Video cable to the S-Video input on the DVD Recorder. Next, connect the RCA audio cable to the output on the TV source and the input on the DVD Recorder. Finally, connect the S-Video cable and the RCA audio cable to the output on the DVD Recorder and the input on the TV.
  6. To use Component Video cables and RCA audio cables: Connect the Component Video cable and the red and white RCA audio cables to the outputs on the TV source and the inputs on the DVD Recorder. Next, connect the Component Video cable and RCA audio cable to the outputs on the DVD Recorder and the inputs on the TV.
  7. Now that the TV source (either Cable, Satellite or Antenna), the DVD Recorder and the TV are all connected, you need to configure everything to make sure that TV is coming through the DVD Recorder, for recording and viewing.
  8. Turn on the Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, TV and DVD Recorder.
  9. If you connected everything using the RF connections then the TV should be passing through the DVD Recorder and displaying Television on the TV screen. To record in this mode, you would need to tune to either channel 3 or 4 on the TV and then use the DVD Recorder TV Tuner to change channels and record.
  10. If you made connections using either Composite, S-Video or Component cables, then to view or record TV, two adjustments need to be made. First, the DVD Recorder needs to be tuned to the appropriate input, typically L1 or L3 for rear inputs and L2 for front inputs. Second, the TV also must be tuned to the proper input, on a TV usually Video 1 or Video 2.
  11. If you have a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound A/V Receiver you can connect either a Digital Optical Audio cable or Coaxial Digital Audio cable from the DVD Recorder to the receiver to listen to audio through the receiver.

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!,

It sound like the Wiring might be In the wrong order- I have Heard that HDMI cables are One Universal wire ( FOR SOUND AND PICTURE) but:

1) If it is for an Old DVD player Using HDMI Cable It may not be Compatible with the Cable!

2) The Wiring using the Coloured Wires (RED, YELLOW, WHITE) Is So Simple:

Red-Red
Yellow-Yellow
White-White

Make sure that Everything is Pushed in Securely and try again, If Not, I May be a Faulty Cable Or Wrong Input

Hope this works for you --P3NGYJ03

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U can get the required cables and connectors for connecting this device at radioshack websites.just give them the exact device details.they will provide.
thanks.

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