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Denon Avr-588 setup

I have denon588, Samsung dvd-1080p7 and Rogers HD cable box and precision acoustics speackers. I have a problem with audio out. Speackers dont work. I need help vith setup this Denon receiver.
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Re: denon Avr-588 setup

I am unable to get video with new oppo dv-981. All HDMI connects but no video or set-up menu for new HD DVD. Can anyone help?

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

Re: denon Avr-588 setup

I have the same setup. Your AVR won't process sound via HDMI. You have to get a TOSlink or SPDIF coax cable and connect the two.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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Re: denon Avr-588 setup


nice gear. Without further information, i am going to describe the best setup possible with your equipment.

1. make sure the speakers are connected to the receiver and you can hear sound out of it

2. connect cable box to receiver via hdmi to receiver.Choose cable on the receiver or video1 etc. (if you are not using hdmi cables post annd i will walk uthruogh a non hdmi process)

3. connect a hdmi cable from thee receiver monitor output area to the tv hdmi input

4. connect the dvd player hdmi to the input of the receiver

to watch select the tv av mode to line up with the receiver and choose video1 for tv and dvd to watch dvds on the receiver.

good luck


Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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