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HDMI f/ dvd, dvr, receiver and tv

Hi, I just bought a whole new system with a 52 inch sharp hd tv, philips dvd, sony receiver and an HD cable box. I have no idea how to set it all up. All of my componenets have HDMI ports. The receiver has 3 hdmi ports, the cable box 1, the dvd has 1 and the tv has 3 hdmi ports. Currently i am running the cable box and dvd to my receiver and then running an hdmi cord to my TV. I believe i am getting hd reception but i can not see movies and the sound is not running through my receivers speakers. What is the best configuration?

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Re: HDMI f/ dvd, dvr, receiver and tv

Best set up if you have all hdmi is to have all your components go into the receiver ie. hd cable box, dvd etc. by using the hdmi output from the player(s) to the hdmi input to the receiver. next use one hdmi cable from the receiver to the tv then your laughing.

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