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Set up of archos 605 wifi

Ive got satilite hd with hd tv with freeveiw built in but cannot record sky to the archos can u tell me how it needs to be wired up i have the dvr station and a hdd dvd player

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  • bakes26 May 26, 2008

    thanks for reply i have a sky hd unit a samsung tv model le32r88bd a samsung hdd dvd player model dvd sh855m also i have a cimema system model htx250 also samsung other items i have is an xbox 360 playstation 3 and a wii consol hope this i what u need to help many thanks

  • bakes26 May 26, 2008

    yes but cant find anything to help set up how it says . i get sound but no picture theres a symbol on screen with tv and archos with a lead conecting them with a cross through the lead

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If you provide the make and model numbers of the players, then I will know what connections we have to work with and how we can hook this up.

Posted on May 25, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri May 26, 2008

    alright, easiest first, the audio cinema system should connect directly into the tv's HDMI audio outputs so that you have sound with all systems.

    I believe you have 3 input HDMI connections on this tv which 360 and the playstation 3 can connect to one of them with the six connector ends on the cable, just match up the colors. Also, you will want a switch for connecting multiple devices to the internet if you don't want to keep unplugging the cable when switching devices.

    You should buy a nintendo wii component cable for better viewing than the cable that comes with the wii but either will work and you have the inputs to handle it either way, just match colors again and this should connect directly to the tv and will be on a separate input channel than the 360

    Now your sky unit should connect directly to the tv. I don't know why you need the dvd player since the playstation and the xbox 360 will both play dvds quite well. Let me know if you are still having trouble and if you could explain your last comment one more time for me that would be great. This symbol that is coming up, is it from the tv or the sky unit?


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    Benjamin Patri May 26, 2008

    oh, and the archos, almost forgot about that one

    it can connect with the sky with component, s-video, or a composite cable, depending on what you have. Let me know if you are having trouble still with this


    for archos FAQ How to Guides click on the link below
    http://www.archos.com/support/support_te...


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Hello don u have the manual ?

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Can you provide the model numbers for the dvr station and hdd dvd player, please?

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