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How do I get video input from one source and audio from another?

So the other day I wanted watch the baseball game and have my music playing instead of the TV commentary. The Cable TV is on Video 2 input, and my music is on Video 1 input. How do I get my receiver to take the video input from Video 2 and play the audio input from Video 1?

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Re: how do I get video input from one source and audio...

I am confused and might be overlooking something obvious here. SO PLEASE do not think I am being disrespectful! IF you have everything connected properly, then your television is a separate device, independent of your Sony STR. You should be able to watch the picture with the Sony STR turned OFF. In turn, you should be able to LISTEN to the Sony STR with the television turned off. Although it isn't a lot of fun, it might be best to DISCONNECT all the cables (not your speaker wire) and go through the process of reconnecting everything.

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Those sources may also have HDMI which would be great for the TV and the receiver; they also have
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