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Denon 1508 A/V receiver; sound but no picture

I have purchased a Denon 1508 A/V receiver. I can get the audio portion, but I am having trouble with the video. I have my TV connected with HDMI. When I plug in my cable box via HDMI I get an error message displayed (something about HDCP). I also do not get a picture out of my DVD, which is hooked up by RGB cables. I have tried changing the output from the receiver to the TV from HDMI to RGB but I still don't get a picture. Any ideas as to settings or other ways to fix this?

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    I am having the same exact problem! Any solutions?

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I would try direct connection using a short SCART lead with full 21 way cable.

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I'm trying to connect a Samsung HD LCD tv to a Denon AVR1508 receiver using HDMI cable so that the TV sound comes thru the receiver/speakers. which jack do I use (on both the tv and the receiver,


connect the hdmi to the tv (hdmi input 1) and to the receiver (hdmi output) you must make sure that the receiver input settings are assigned correctly. Then hook up all of your devices to the receiver. remember that the 1508 dosent do hdmi upconversion, so if you have any devices that are NOT hdmi, you need to run rca cables from the output of you receiver to the input of your tv. If you have any digital inputs coming out of your devices, i would recommend using them. your 1508 has two inputs that are assignable.
If all of your devices are hooked up to your receiver, and its hooked up to your tv properly, just turn down the sound on your tv, and turn up the volume on your denon!

Dec 04, 2011 | Denon AVR-1508 Receiver

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Trying to connect HP M9060N and Sharp Aquos through Denon AVR 1508, only get 'no signal' response. Have HDMI 1 set to DVD, HDMI 2 to AUX, HDMI 3 to TV, which is order of HDMI outlets on receiver.


Depending on your TV inputs, you are better off to run video componenets through TV first then, connect TV to reciever via digital optical. Recievers have video pass through but, noyt the best route. You can use TV's menu to choose what you watch and, only have the one output from TV to reciever. Make sure you scan through TV and reciever menus to make sure you are selecting the right channel.

Jun 21, 2011 | Denon AVR-4306 Receiver

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Can you tell me what are the functions of the two hdmi inputs, and the one hdmi output ,as my cable only works via the tv to the dvd player and a coax from dvd to the coax on avr, so hdmi on avr is...


Let's treat this as TWO functions - audio and video.

Your best video would be HDMI output (audio & video) from the cable box and EACH other video source (BD/DVD) directly to your TV and receiver. But, I'd still WATCH the video from the direct TV connection. The fewer intervening cables and electronics, the better.

Your best audio performance will come directly from each multichannel source via a digital (HDMI, coaxial or optical) cable to the receiver. I would LISTEN to audio through the receiver for best quality.

See a trend here? TV's best at video; receiver is the master of audio.
And neither one adds much by handling the other. Usually the opposite.

You mention coax. Do you mean coaxial digital audio????? As coax is also shorthand for the thick black cable bringing video to most cable boxes, connecting antennae to TV's and such.

You don't actually define what the problem is. Only YOU can be the judge of what 'better' is.

There are a multitude of (mis)settings you should master before declaring a hardware problem. I'd dive into the manual.

Aug 03, 2010 | Denon AVR-1508 Receiver

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No video on Denon 1508


Coax-2 is audio. Where's the video from the cable tuner coming into the Denon?

Why don you need the cable to pass video through the Denon on iuts way to the TV anyway? Interconnnects rarely add value.

May 08, 2010 | Denon AVR-1508 Receiver

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I just purchased a . Samsung 50


No, you would be better off sending the video signal from your sources(satellite,digital cable,DVD,BluRay player,any digital HD source,etc.)directly to your Samsung TV, and then use the fiber optic output from the TV to transfer the audio signal to your Denon receiver, or another way is to send all video signal to your TV and send all audio signal to your Denon receiver seperately, keep in mind that there really isn't a good reason to send video into a Denon receiver, that processes sound not picture! Good Luck !

Jan 05, 2010 | Denon AVR-3805 Receiver

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I have my PS3 and TV hooked up to the HDMI ports. I have programmed the unit to show them under TV and DVD respectivly. When I change the source to TV or DVD, nothing shows up on my TV as expected


Sounds like you hooked them both up to HDMI input ports. Make sure that the PS3 is connected to an HDMI input port on the AVR-1508, and that the TV is connected to an HDMI output port (not an input).

Oct 21, 2009 | Denon AVR-1508 Receiver

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Connection problem with Denon 589 and direct tv


If the RCA TV has HDMI input connect as follows:

1. Connect an HDMI cable from the Directv box to an HDMI input on the Denon.
2. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI out-put on the Denon to the RCA TV
3. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select HDMI input Denon is connected to TV.
4. On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto


If the RCA TV has Component input (Green,Red,Blue) connect as follows:

5. Connect Component Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Component Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
6. Connect a Component Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Component Video input.
7. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select component input Denon is connected to TV.
8. On front of denon press the input mode button to select aut


If the RCA TV has Composite input (Yellow) connect as follows:

9. Connect Composite Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Composite Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
10. Connect a Composite Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Compositet Video input.
11. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select composite input Denon is connected to TV.
On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto

Feb 08, 2009 | Denon AVR588 Receiver

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