Question about Televison & Video
Who are the manufacturer and model number of the the TV and Home Theater? Also, is the Direct TV box HD capable and is it located in the same room as the equipment you are connecting?
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Hi busy girl
To answer your question;
I`ve looked at the setup you have and there is only one practical way to hook it up since you`re not using a receiver with audio/video in and out.
First if you want high definition you need to use either component(YPbPr) or hdmi/dvi cables.
But lets stick to component cables, they usually are green/red/blue and audio cables red/white.
At the back of your direct tv/dvr you will connect the three component out cables and run them to your tv`s component input 1.
Still at the back of your dvr you will run the audio out to your samsung "aux in 2".
Next at the back of your samsung you will connect the component out and run it to the tv`s component input 2.
So now when you listen to direct tv you will have the tv on component input 1 and your samsung on aux input to get the sound.
And when you`re watching a dvd all you will have to do is switch the tv to component input 2.
This setup will work.
I know you`ll say that there is no audio into the tv but that is because there is no audio out on your home theater system.
The only way you could get sound from the tv and home theater when you are watching direct tv would be to split the audio out (of the direct tv) in 2, then you would need Y splitters.
I know this might be a little confusing but give it a try and contact me if you have questions.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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