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Denon AVR587 Setup

I am trying to setup my system: Denon 587, Sony 42", standard digital cable box, Samsung DVD and Polk speakers (front, rear, woofer, center). My problem is I do not understand how to cable this up. I have the speakers wired, but there is no HDMI on the Denon. The cable box has HDMI as does the Sony and the Samsung. First off can you explain the significance between the old red/white/yellow connectors and the red/green/blue? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Denon AVR587 Setup

Red/white/yellow = composite
red/green/blue= component video cables + audio cables needed

the red/white= stereo audio

the denon 587 has 2 optical (toslink) inputs and 2 digital coax. These are surround sound cables basically, it's the only way to get true 5.1 dolby or dts.

connect cable box, and the samsung to the sony using hdmi. then connect the cable box and the samsung to the denon receiver with optical cable. And that's it.

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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


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