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Hooking up this receiver

I have a 50" inch Samsung Hi Def TV/
To enhance the experience i wanted to add a couple speakers.
I know you need a receiver to do this.
My nephew gave me his Yamaha rx-v 596 because he purchased a new one.
The one he gave me is in good working order

Would this type receiver be a good match for the TV i have

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I don't see why not. I have a 46" Sony Bravia HDTV that I have hooked up to my RX-V596.

Just use either the RCA out on your TV to the "TV " RCA audio in on the receiver, or if your TV has Optical or Coaxial Audio Out use those...

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Ok. Where does the TV programming originate? Antenna, TV, or (usually) the Cable Box. I'll tell you sight unseen, no TV ever adds to the audio experience. many of us watch on monitors so that would suggest that a TV can play absolutely no part in the high-end audio experience. It's specialty is video with basic audio capacity thrown in. A Cable Box is for all purposes a digital audio and video source with separate outputs for each. Keeping with my practice I'd run the BEST VIDEO (and minimum audio in case you want to use TV speakers for that source) from each video source to the TV (it has multiple inputs, right?) and the BEST AUDIO (no video) from each source to the receiver. One video connection from the receiver to the TV for set-up/control. This requires some switching on your part to watch different sources but it eliminates troublesome and unnecessary routing and handling of the individual signals.

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It really depends on how much you want to spend. A home theater set=up will probably be a bit hard to get without a DVD player. Let me know your budget, and I will see what i can come up with. Do you have to stick with Samsung by the way?

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Please indicate the brand and model of your receiver, BD player and your speakers. Basically, you just need to connect the cable box and blue ray player to the receiver. The 5.1 speakers should be connected to the blue ray player, then another set of cables from your BD player to your TV. When you want to use the speakers while watching TV, you need to turn on the blue ray player too.

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Is the harmon kardon avr 225 receiver hi def? we had a "non" hi def tv hooked to our receiver and we are replacing the tv with a hi def LED. do we need a new receiver?

It does not have any of the usual HDMI or component video jacks on the back. The highest 'def' video it supports is S-Video (standard def).

It is NOT necessary to route video through an audio device. Your TV is the ultimate and most logical first recipient of any high def video content.

Whatever video you elect to pass through this thing is not modified in a good way if at all. You COULD just run the HiDef video straight to the TV and not have to worry about what could be happening in the excessive and unnecessary cabling that takes it for a trip through the receiver.

The receiver can still be managed by running its composite (standard def) video from the Monitor Out to a composite input of your new TV.

Likewise, no digital audio would improve from passing it through any device that just acts as a stepping stone to the receiver and ultimately your ears. That iswhy all decent A/V gear has provisions to run the signals separately to their optimum electronic end-user.

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I have a RD-6108 5.1 Channels receiver that want to connect to my flat tv. Can you help me?

If you consider that a TV is just a lightshow, it's not that complicated...

Composite Video Out to composite video IN on the TV would be the minimalist absolute necessary connection for managing the receiver through On Screen Displays.

Unless you intend to dub video to a VCR or something, there is no reason to bring TV video into the receiver.

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My preference is to send the BEST version of any medium (audio or video) directly from it's original source to the BEST ELECTRONICS that uses it; then send minimalist versions across for convenience and lo-fi watching/listening.

Any self-respecting modern TV has multiple hi-def video inputs, so run the Bluray, DVD, cable box video straight in and run the audio from those devices to the Sherwood.

Fewer expensive cables, no excessive connections to go bad, no unnecessary handling of the material.

I'm pleased to see the manual for this one (and the product's limited video capabilities) don't tempt the user to route everything through it on the way to the TV.

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I just order a hd flat led\lcd tv and would like to know if i could hook my pioneer stereo tuner control amplifier to it instead of buying a separate theater system for the model cx-790.

I can't even find a picture of the CX-790 but the quick answer is a rhetorical question - why do you need to have them connect?

This is all food for your thought. Choose wisely going forward because you will either love or hate your system based on how well it serves your needs.

I'm sure your present TV-related programming comes into the house through a Cable / SAT box, so consider THAT as the audio source (discounting the TV) and route its best audio to the receiver. How do you do it now, I wonder? A new TV need not change the audio question. Your new TV, if it has speakers, could receive it's -box audio through low-end RCA cables in case you just want to watch talk shows or news without the audio system on.

If your TV actuall tunes it's programming via an antenna then it becomes an audio sourc of unknown capability at this point in the conversation. It could have analog and/or digital audio output or not. Treat it like a sound source as you would, say, a CD player.

Your Pioneer is just the sound end. If you want an immersive surround audio experience you do need to upgrade the sound end but not because you have a hi-def TV.

Pretend the TV is just a light show, because that's all it is. Some TV's are just monitors so the question of interaction wouldn't even come up.

The best end result for both watching and listening to high-end multichannel video is to run the absolute finest unaltered video from the source to the TV/monitor and the absolute best digital audio to a quality multichannel AVR with good speakers. The AVR will need a minimum composite video input on the TV so you can manage the AVR. Anything higher is a waste of expensive cable. Mimimizing 'hops' and interconnections lends a better signal path and fewer problems.

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I have a AVR-591. I hooked everything up and all works great. The only thing I want to know is when I turn off the receiver I have no TV. How do I bypass the receiver so I can watch TV without the reciever...

You said the magic word - BYPASS.

Your TV source is probably a cable or sat box. They usually have multiple audio and video OUTputs and most TV's have multiple audio and video INputs.

Run the box's analog RCA Audio Out to the TV (assuming it has speakers). Set the box's internal volume setting (if it has one) to FIXED and modulate theTV volume with ITS control.


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I personally have NO high-end video going into my receiver and no high-end audio going to my TV. Why bother with hops?

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