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We recently purchased an AVR 146 receiver and have attempted to connect our DVR satellite receiver, a DVD player/recorder and our Hitachi (non HD) TV, plus a surround sound system to it. The surround sound seems to work fine, and we get sound from the DVR but no picture on the TV. The DVD has no sound or picture. The DVR is connected via RCA plugs to Video 2 A/V inputs. The DVD is connected via component video inputs (red, blue & green). The TV runs from the AVR component video monitor outputs to the corresponding TV inputs. What are we doing wrong regarding the video? Do we need to connect audio from the DVD to the receiver? If so, where? Please help...we're at wits end!

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  • klafranca Oct 06, 2010

    There is no AUX on the AVR to connect the audio from the DVD to. Also, by connecting the DVR to the TV instead of the AVR, I have a picture but now have no surround sound with the TV. Not solving my problems! Any other suggestions?

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Hello,

This is how the connection is suppose to be, DVR "OUT", to TV "IN" using the RCA plugs, then press AV on the TV. If this is how you connected it, then maybe there is something wrong with the video wire (Yellow).

As for the DVD, you need to connect an Audio wire separately because the component Red + Green + Blue wire only stands for video. Audio is Red and White, this must be connected for you to get sound from the DVD.

To connect the Audio for your DVD player, connect Red and White wire to Audio "OUT" of your DVD player, to "AUX" in of your AVR 146 receiver, then select AUX on your receiver and sound will come out from your DVD through the receiver.

I hope this is not complicated for you. This connection is simple, all you need is to understand the basics which is OUT and IN. If you want to watch DVD on your TV, this means the DVD will be good OUT to IN of the DVD. The same goes for audio.

If you don't understand, please let me know so that I can direct you further.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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    Walesarumi Oct 06, 2010

    Okay, Connect the AVR to your TV using RCA connection. Then make sure it displays on your TV.

    After that, Use RCA connection for the DVD, You will see DVD IN at the back of the receiver. Once you have connected the DVD to the receiver, you can press Source severally till it gets to DVD on the receiver's remote.

    For the DVR, connect it to VID 1 IN at the back of the receiver.

    For the speakers, use the red and white part or the black and black.

    Lastly, based on your first solution, since there is no AUX, use CD IN or TAPE IN. Try this before you use this second connection method above.

    Good luck.


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