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I am trying to wire a set top box to a dvd recorder. I am running an LG plasma tv,sony amp/receiver, top box and medion dvd recorder. I tried all HDMI cables, I tried RCA cables. It has me beat. Can you give me a diagram or at least some help

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Here is a basic diagram of the connections:

I am trying to wire - b89d897.jpg The set top box RCA output jacks connect to the DVD recorder Audio/Video RCA Input jacks.
The DVD recorder connects to the Amplifier coaxial digital input from its coaxial digital output (RCA).
The dvd recorder connects to the tv via either the video output (RCA) or the component video output (Red Green Blue sockets). The component video output is the better quality one to use, because it supports HD.
Once the above connections are made this is how it works:
Turn on all the equipment.
Put the amp on CD/DVD for the source selection
Put the TV input to either composite if you plugged the dvd to the tv through the video output or component, if you chose to use the Red Green and Blue plugs. This is normaly done with the tv/video button on the remote.
You should now have sound and picture. To switch over to the set top box, you will have to press the tv/av button on the dvd remote.
If you are missing sound, then cycle through the source selections on the stereo one by one waiting for a couple of seconds on each one until you get sound.
If you are missing picture then cycle through the input selections on the tv waiting a couple of seconds on each one. If you still have no picture, be sure the dvd player is not in standby.
Hope this helps, if you have any more questions just ask.
Cheers and happy recording!

Posted on May 10, 2009

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