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2 component cable outputs into 1 component input

I have 2 component cable devices. Both capable of 1080i. I have a tv with one 1080i component input. My receiver has 2 component inputs and 1 component output. Will I be able to connect my 2 devices to the receiver, then output to the tv and get 1080i. How do I switch from one device to the other?

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SOURCE: the HDMI "input" ports damage output ports of connecting devices

i know this sounds stupid, but have you "toggled" or "played" with the HDMI cables? are they the same manufacturer? HDMI channel connections are very fickle. If just one connection is not exactly correct, they go to a limp, no go status. Since they run at such a minimal voltage, i can't see them "blowing" the outputs on the devices.however....if your cable has a serial type output for video only, I would connect the hdmi convertor to it and see if it works.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: changing the component input to composite or s-video output

It will not work. This unit can not convert video signal from component to s-video. Use the same type of connections on DVD and TV.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: optical input not working

Was it plugged in the right places?

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change the video output on denon avr 486

under the system setup menu go to video setup, and re assign the devices, then make sure the video output is assiggned to component as well. That should give you what you need

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an Onkyo TX-SR605 AV receiver that just

Goof information. Have you eliminated or proven the Onkyo as a cause by going direct to the projector? Try another Input and/or Output. It's best to know which component is broken and if it's limited to a specific subset of its function.

Settings are also indicated. Run through the video setup again. If it just stopped, what preceded it?

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SOURCE: component input no HDMI output

The receiver can only output picture from one video output at a time...ei; component video and HDMI cannot operate simultaneously. Nor can it transfer a signal from a component input to an HDMI output or vice versa. The input and output connections must match.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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I need help putting my surround sound to my tv .dvd and x box

2 ways to do this

if your tv has multiple inputs and an audio output its easy if not there is a way but its more complicated

if your dvd and xbox have HDMI (link to inexpensive hdmi cables) outputs pick up some cables on ebay and use that to go directly to the TV then use the audio output of the Tv and run it to any input on your receiver EXCEPT PHONO. I use video 1 since its easy to remember.

all you do is set your receiver to video 1 and then set your tv to the input you want to watch ie: video 1 for xbox, video 2 for the dvd
this will also work if you use component inputs on your tv (the red, green blue ones)

Now the harder way to do it.

Your receiver has high def (red, blue, green) component inputs

plug your dvd, xbox and cable box if you have one into the 3 video inputs on your receiver and teh TV audio can be plugged into the CD or aux input.

here is the issue.

running both the audio and VIDEO signal through the receiver may degrade your video quality based on the type of video processor that your receiver has.

secondly lets say your dvd doesn't have component outputs and you have to run s-video cable instead then you have to run multiple monitor outputs to your tv as the receiver wil not "upconvert or downconvert" the signal from one format to the other.

Newer higher end receivers will do the conversion but usually not until you get into the $500 and up price point.

when i do installs I try to ,ake it so that people have to push the fewest amount of buttons. Most people know how to switch the input on the TV but then get confused if they have to also start switching inputs on secondary devices such as receivers

hope that helps

Feb 19, 2010 | Yamaha RX-V461 AV Receiver

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Gui does not come up on screen

Possible causes & solutions, in order of simplicity:
1. Wrong input selected on TV - Reconfirm you have selected the input corresponding to the receiver's MON. OUT connection, e.g., component video, S-video.
2. Wrong output set on receiver - Reconfirm you haven't previously selected an output on the receiver that is unavailable on your TV, e.g., on some receivers, HDMI cannot be used for on-screen display. The front panel may show the setting as a backup for no on-screen display. If not, you may have to reset the receiver to factory defaults -- find out how to do this in the manual.
3. For component video or HDMI only -- Output signal from receiver may be set to a mode that the TV cannot process, e.g. 720p for a TV with only 480i/480p/1080i capability.
4. If the receiver is a high-end model with "Pure Direct" or similar settings that have been selected, the video circuitry and possibly also the OSD may be unavailable. Try switching to a normal setting or another input.
By the way, the usual term for the menus from an AV receiver is "on-screen display (OSD)" -- not "GUI (graphical user interface)," which is more appropriate for computers or cell phones.

Feb 07, 2010 | Denon AVR-4308CI Receiver

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With Cable connected to the rx-465 input, I'm not getting HDMI output to a Samsung plasma TV. With DVD HDMI input I get HDMI output to the TV. Any suggestions on what I'm missing. Thanks, Greg

is the cable connection hdmi? is the unit capable of upconversion to hdmi, if you use a component connection? probably not. if it is capable of upconversion, check your input menu settings

Nov 03, 2009 | Yamaha RX-V463 Receiver

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Which optical inputs should I use for (1) audio output from hi-def cable box (connected to HDTV with component cables) and (2) audio output from DVD (connected to 3805 with component cables?

Hi, the Optical and Coaxial inputs are assignable to whichever input you need them on. Plug the Optical cables from your DVD and HD cable box into any of the OPTICAL INPUTS (1 and 2 is fine, but write down your connections on paper)

You will then need to go into the setup of the AVR on the screen and assign the OPTICAL connections to the correct inputs (Probably TV/CAB and DVD.

Use the SYSTEM SETUP button on the factory remote, and you should see the on-screen menu appear on your TV. Go to INPUT ASSIGNMENT and choose the input for the DVD and assign OPTICAL 1 or 2...

Reply here if you need more help.

Jul 06, 2009 | Denon AVR-3805 Receiver

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1080P video via HDMI generates awful interference

Your Plasma's native resolution is 720P. Go into the Blu Ray's output setup. you can choose 480p 480i 720p 1080i and 1080p. Set it for 720p that should clear up the issue.You may have to run Component directly to the TV since you only have 1 HDMI input and you can run Digital coax or optical to your AV receiver for audio. On a 50" TV the difference between 720p and 1080p using "GOOD" cables cannot be seen by the human eye. Above 50, yes it is noticeable.
Hope this helps.

May 22, 2009 | Onkyo TX-SR705 Receiver

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Won't Show DVD Picture or Hear From Surround Sound Speakers

The lack of video in the DVD can be isolated to the DVD players output mode, if you are using the component video out on the dvd player then be sure to follow the componet out of Receiver to the tv component inputs, if you are using the HDMI from a DVD HDMI into RECEIVER HDMI then go to TV HDMI, you cannot mix component and HDMI on this model of AVR receiver and acheive results, in other words keep the COMPONENT to Component and HDMI to HDMI signal path, the results will be similiar quality audio and video UNLESS you are doing a blu-ray source which will result 1080P quality, all other video, HD results to 1080i, about the audio, if all 5.1 test tones are satifactory to speakers but on playback modes for DVD or HD tv signals all you are receiving is LR which is basically 2 channel (stereo) you need to enable a MULTI-CHANNEL capability input, this must be a option on the DVD Player Audio MENU output, be sure it is set for DOLBY DIGITAl 5.1 or DTS outputs, be sure to have the receivers digital input enabled if you are running optical cable or coaxial digital for the audio, you will be sending a multi-channel input to the receiver when the Receivers Faceplace LCD displays 5-6 speakers. If it shows only LR or two speakers it is not locking into a 5.1 audio input.

Feb 21, 2009 | Yamaha HTR-6130 Receiver

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Want to add all of my video components to my rxv 663 reciever

The rx-v663 has 2 hdmi inputs, and 1 HDMI Outputs, The way I would run is 1 HDMI in dedicated to the Blu-ray, This will do the audio HD True digital, DTS-HD , then video out to the TV for HD 1080p resolution, On the cable box out do you have an HDMI 1.3? If so sport it to the other available receiver HDMI IN, net the same in/out as the blue ray, minus a 1080p result video which will only happen Blu-ray, cable will result 1080i HD and audio HD will vary with the signal broadcast format.

Feb 01, 2009 | Yamaha RX-V663 Receiver

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Xbox 360

There are a couple of options you can use.

Are your DVD and cable actually going to the Onkyo first and then to the TV? I am assuming it is, if you listen to the Onkyo when watching a DVD or cable.

The Onkyo receiver you have has 2 hdmi inputs and 1 hdmi output.

Does your Xbox360 have an hdmi output and that is what you want to connect to the Onkyo? Some do and some don't.

If your Xbox has a hdmi output and you are already using the 2 hdmi inputs on the Onkyo, you can not connect the Xbox using the hdmi, you have no more hdmi to connect to, so you must go thru one of the other inputs of the Onkyo.

The hdmi has the video and audio together, the other video options do not. you would need to run seperate audio cables as well.
Your Xbox should have a composite video (yellow RCA jack) output or a component video (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green RCA jack) output.

When you connect the Xbox thru, lets say the composite video of the Onkyo , you will also need to connect the audio from the Xbox to the Onkyo on the same input. It should be right next to the yellow RCA jack or right under it. They are 2 RCA jacks, one red and one white.

You will then need to connect the composite output of the Onkyo to the composite input of the TV.

When connecting like this, you will also need to select the composite input on your TV with your remote for your TV. Your TV should have an input button that lets you go thru all the different inputs to it.

you can also use the component video from the Xbox if it has that. But you must also run the audio to the Onkyo as well to the corresponding audio inputs of the component video input on the Onkyo.

This may sound a little confusing, but remember that the hdmi has the audio and video in one cable, the other video options do not, so you must run additional cables for the audio to the Onkyo from the Xbox.

Also remember whichever video you use from the Xbox to the Onkyo, you must also run that same video from the Onkyo to the TV and then switch the TV over to that input when you want to watch the Xbox on the TV

Jun 21, 2008 | Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver

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1st time using component video connections on my onkyo

Yes, switch to the video input that you are trying to configure (i.e. video 1-4). Press the menu button on the receiver or the remote and cycle to video settings. There should be a setting that says "video output" or "output" - set that to component. You may also have to configure the Input for that particular setting. For instance, if you have an HD tivo going into component 2 but you want it to be Video 1. Select Video 1, hit the menu button and scroll to video setup. Select video input setup and cycle it to component 2. Next, use the menu to cycle to video setup, select video output, switch to component. This should solve your problem. As a sidenote, you may also have to configure the audio in/out if you're using digital coax or optical. Let me know if this works.

Feb 02, 2008 | Onkyo TX-DS787 Receiver

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Screen flicker when watching 1080i

Component video has a max resolution of 720p. in order to use 1080i or p you have to use hdmi or dvi connections. That is why you get the flicker.

Dec 08, 2007 | Onkyo TX-SR304 Receiver

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