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Receiving tv analog audio.

I have connected the AV audio cable from the tv to the receiver, but am unable to get it to play through the speakers. How do I need to set the receiver up to play the AV audio from the tv through the speakers?

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Based on the description provided, you seem to be on the right track.

Be sure to select the appropriate "source" on the receiver using the remote (or front panel). The AV connection on the back of the receiver is typically labeled (i.e. Video 1, AUX, VCR... or similar). If there's only one unlabeled input, choose something that looks like "AUX IN" from the menu.

Also, make sure that you connected the cables to the TV via the "Audio Out", not the "Audio In" ports.

If these are too obvious and you have already done this, please provide additional information.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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Well, if analog works for you connect the CD player's analog RCA cables to the VCR inputs.

Can you imagine why you NEED to have the TV audio coming into the receiver from the TV? Are the TV's audio system or speakers superior to the audio section of every other source of TV-related programming? We hope not. Does the TV receive any programming that the receiver can not? Maybe games. I imagaine this MIGHT justify running analog TV audio back to the receiver.

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