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When setting up my home theater system, do I want to plug the HDMI cable into the TV in the HDMI In slot or HDMI out slot. Do I want to plug it into the HDMI In slot for the blu ray system or the HDMI out?

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You plug the home theater system into the television's hdmi in slot. However you want to plug the blu ray player into the HOME theater system's hdmi in slot not the television's.

Then you can take another hdmi cable and connect the hdmi out from the television into another hdmi in on the home theater if you have enough room.

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How do I hook up my HDMI Blu ray player to my theater system that doesnt have HDMI


You have a few options depending on the entire system.

Do you have the TV audio output connected to the home theater system? In that case, connect the Blu-ray player to an HDMI input on the TV. Then leave the home theater system set to the TV input, while the TV is set to the HDMI input for the Blu-ray player. This is the simplest method.

You could use an audio extractor/converter. Here's an example: https://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-Premium-Extractor-Converter/dp/B00BIQER0E . This will let you send the video signal to the TV (with a second HDMI cable) and have digital or analog audio sent to the home theater system.

If the TV doesn't have an available HDMI port and the home theater system only has analog audio inputs, you could use an HDMI to component video converter. You'd use something like this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/770115-REG/KanexPro_HDRGBRL_HDMI_to_Component_Converter.html . (Do not use an HDMI to component cable. Those only work with some projectors.)

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with more details about your TV and audio system for more specific information.

Cindy Wells

Feb 14, 2017 | Samsung Audio Players & Recorders

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Upgraded older HD TV to a Sharp 70" smart TV & Home Theater Receiver (Yamaha RX-V575. Have AT&T U-verse HD Cable box. What is the connection sequence using HDMI cables. Searched Yamaha and AT&T sites and...


I dont know about your particular hd hookup , but I take the hdmi cable out of my dish reciever/dvr [digital video recorder] and run it straight to the hdmi input #2 in the back of my apex 40 in lcd-hd-tv

I think take the hdmi output from the at&t u-verse cable box and plug it into the hdmi input of your 70 in sharp smart tv

that will get the input signal from your cable box ,both video & audio, into your tv set.
on the back of your tv set
there should be audio outputs for home theater audio systems that would plug into the audio inputs of the home theater system.

prehaps i am wrong because you say that your yamaha is a home theater* reciever.* is the yahama more than a home theater audio system? What does it recieve?

Idea-- the salesman that you bought it from should be willing to help tell you how to hook it up.

also consider that there are many different ways to hook up vcr's and then dv recorders and dvd recorders and external 2 tera bite hard drives into my tv & dvr . I got that all hooked in & a rats nest of wires. so i can record in hd or sd,on vhs or dvd or dvr
point is that you cant hurt anything by plugging the wrong plug into the wrong jack, as long as the same type of plug goes into the same type of jack.
If its right,it works, if its wrong, it wont work until you plug it into the proper jack.

im sorry ,im 65 am not into knowing all the latest and greatest cutting edge tech ,but i am begining to catch up on my hobby, movie recording tech.

Oct 08, 2013 | AT&T UVerse

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Can i connect dmp-bd871 to a home theater system


It will depend on your home theater system and TV. If your system accepts HDMI in from other devices and HDMI out to the TV, connect an HDMI cable from the blue-ray player to an HDMI input on home theater system. Then connect another HDMI cable between the home theater system and the TV. This will provide the best video and audio experience.

Another option is connect the HDMI cable from the Blue-ray player to the TV. Connect the audio output of the TV to the home theater system. (This will depend on the TV as well as the home theater system. Some TVs have digital audio outputs; others have analog outputs. If your home theater system doesn't have the same input as the TV's output, you would need a converter as well as the digital and analog audio cables. This is an example of one for digital to analog: http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=4907 .)

If you do not want to get the best picture from the Blue-ray player and your home theater system has analog audio inputs, you can connect the composite video out to the TV. Then connect the audio outputs from the player to your home theater system. (This means only an SD picture will be provided to your TV.)

Panasonic has the manual for the DMP-BD871 here: service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMPBD871-MUL.PDF .

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the other devices in your entertainment system or their inputs/outputs. Then I can add specific information for your system and any tips for setting up the system.

Cindy Wells

Nov 26, 2012 | Panasonic DMP-BD871 Blu-ray Player with...

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HOW TO SET UP AND CONNECT TO TV


I need a little more info. on the setup .I believe you are saying the hdmi cable is connected to the tv and home theater? if so have you set your tv to hdmi mode? and the home theater to hdmi input?

Jan 04, 2012 | Samsung Audio Players & Recorders

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Trying to connect a sony home theatre system so that the akai television plays through the home teatre speakers. I used an hdmi cable, but the tv still only plays threough the tv.


The HDMI jacks on the TV are HDMI in. Thus to get the theater system to play the sound, you use the HDMI out from your set top box to the HDMI in of the Sony theater system and then the HDMI out of the theater system to the TV. (Connecting the HDMI in of the TV to the HDMI in of the home theater system will not work.)

If you are watching OTA TV or a direct coax cable connection, you need to hook up the TV audio out to the home theater system audio in to use these speakers with the TV. Then you probably need to set the TV to use the external speakers. This will probably be in the Menu under Audio. (Toggle external speakers on/off)

The Akai LCT2785TA has RCA audio out (1/4" red and white jacks). If your home theater system has RCA audio in, just get a patch cable (MM ends on each side of the cable). If your home theater system only has digital audio inputs, you will need a converter. http://www.ramelectronics.net/audio-video/audio-converters-extenders/analog-to-digital-digital-to-analog/1t-ap-216/prod1TAP216.html is a link to one appropriate converter.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 10, 2011 | Akai LCT2785TA 27 in. LCD Television

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I have an RCA home theatre...model rt2910. I have hooked my PS3 via HDMI to the TV for the video and used an optical cable for the audio. I set the PS3 to send video via HDMI and audio via optical cable....


You should have the HDMI plugged into the Home theater unit. The theater unit then is attached to the TV using the HDMI out.
The home theater unit passes the HDMI through to the TV while playing the audio for you.
You will likely need to select the correct source on your RT2910.
Here is a link to the manual.
http://www.1800customersupport.com/productdocuments/RT2910_RCA.pdf
See the section entitled "Connecting to HDMI Components" for an illustration of what I have described above.

Feb 28, 2011 | RCA RT2910 Theater System

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I can not get any audio from the hometheatre when turning on TV only the audio is coming out is from the regular TV speakers. However when playing a DVD or Ipod the audio is coming out from hometheatre...


hi,
connect your tvs or cable set-top box's digital audio out to the digital audio input of ur home theater. the select the corresponding input in the home theator.

or connect set -top box's to HDMI input 1 of ur home theater, and connect its HDMI out to ur tv. assign the corresponding inputs for the hdmi 1 in ur home theater.
ok

Dec 21, 2010 | LG LHB535 Theater System

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I have a Panasonic Viera TV, a Panasonic DVR, a Sony home theater system and a HD cable box --- how does all of this connect (to get the best picture)?


Hopefully the tv has multiple HDMI inputs.....
Plug HD cable box straight into tv with HDMI
All other inputs into home theatre
HDMI from home theatre to tv HDMI

Aug 03, 2009 | Panasonic Audio Players & Recorders

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I'm trying to get the xbox working through the home theatre system but I'm still getting the sound from the TV which has intergrated freeview. The Xbox is connected to the TV using an HDMI cable, the home...


you need to hook up the xbox' audio cables to the home theatre systems AUX in port and then have your system set on AUX, and you can leave your xbox' hdmi plugged into the tv, just be sure your on the correct AV chanel.

Dec 24, 2008 | Panasonic Home Theater System System

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I want to connect the Audio from tv to Surrounding audio system


For connections of audio, so that you can hear all tv audio through the
surround system, connect either an optical audio cable or red & white
analog audio cables from the tv to the home theater. If you are using
optical audio, there is a plug on back of tv labeled for digital audio
output and an input on the surround sound system. If you plan on using
analog red and white, use the PROG OUT red and white output jacks on the
back of the tv to the AUX input on the home theater.

For video connections, to get HD you will need to be using either HDMI or
Component cables. HDMI is the cable that will provided 1080p signal (the
best HD signal), but if the source does not output 1080p, then your tv
will not display 1080p. Most cable boxes output at 1080i or 720p when on
HD stations. This signal still provides great picture quality, but HDMI is
not needed to get these HD signals. You can use component cables for your
cable box and the DVD player output to the tv for video. HDMI might give
you a slightly better picture quality but the signal will be the same.

To make the connection, you will want to connect from the cable box to the
tv (component or hdmi). Also from the home theater system to the tv using
hdmi or the video cables from component (red, blue, & green cables).

We hope this information is helpful to you.

Thank You,
Panasonic Consumer

Dec 16, 2008 | Panasonic Home Theater System System

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