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Connecting devices I just wanted to know if someone could spend a little time finaly explaining to me the basics of how to connect components.  I have all panasonic stuff.  I've never learned what Input Output means and what device is which, what cable goes where.  I'm sure there is a rule of thumb somewhere I don't know about.  If you could help me understand this, I would be forever grateful.  I always wanted to understand this stuff but no one has really explained it well enough to me.  Thank you for your consideration.

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Re: connecting devices

Well its actually pretty striaght foward.All components like DVD,VCR,CAMERA, CABLE BOX etc.. will usually be connected to a TV , MONITOR or some kind of main viewing connect

DVD to TV =use video out of dvd to TVs input 1 ,2,3 or 4 .To view dvd on tv simply activate that input you used as input for dvd.this applies to any other components you use to TV or monitor

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Problems establishing audio output from DVD RW to TV

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  3. 3)Connect an S-Video or RCA video cable and composite stereo cables (red and white RCA plugs) from the DVR to the inputs on your DVD Recorder. If your TV has Component inputs, connect the Component Out from the DVD Recorder to the Component In on the TV, otherwise you can use S-Video or Composite. You will still need to use RCA audio with your video connection.
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Salutations pcheida08,

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First look at your TV, most TV's built in the last 10 years will have the component (R/W/Y) connections, older units may only have the threaded coaxial connection. If you have bought you TV recently you may see a group of five plugs Blue/Green/Red along with the Red/White.

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Depending on how you have the unit now connected you will have to adjust your TV. If you have it connected to the coaxial connection you will need to select channels 3 or 4 depending on your area and which channels are used for broadcast. If you are using either of the other two connections you should have a Tv/Video or Aux selection in your video menu or remote.

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