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Need help connecting Receiver to TV, DVD, VCR players

We just moved. Hubby is too busy doing other things; I want my TV hooked up! In the manual for the receiver, it tells me to hook up the TV using the "VIDEO OUT" hole on the receiver and the "VIDEO IN" hole on the TV. That doesn't make sense to me since the receiver is to hook up my audio to my speakers. In the TV manual (Toshiba CF32F40), it says to use the "Audio OUT" on the TV and the "AUX INPUT" on the receiver. I don't see anything labelled "AUX INPUT" on the receiver - could I use the "PHONO IN" holes? If not, how do I hook this up?

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Re: Need help connecting Receiver to TV, DVD, VCR players

Take the audio outputs on the TV set and connect up to the The video 1 inputs to the receiver, BUT use the audio part of the video 1 input and leave the yellow video input blank. Now turn on the TV set, put the TV set on a channel, turn on the receiver and select the video 1 input and you should have the TV audio coming from the receiver. Good Luck.

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