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Do you want to still be able to use that trusty ol' VCR to be able to record your TV shows but can't seem to do so now that you have gotten a Cable Box? Well here are some simple tips on how to connect all the components and not compromise the quality of the incoming signal of the cable signal feed.
First here are the cables you will need. 3 sections of Coax cable (preferably RG-6 quality)
Now here is how you will need to hook up the cables properly. 1) Connect one Coax cable to the incoming cable signal feed. Usually a screw on connector on the wall or line coming up through the floor. Now connect the other end of this cable to the "Cable in" or "Input" located on the Cable box.
2) Now, connect one end of another Coax Cable to the "TO TV" or "OUTPUT" on the back of the Cable Box. Now connect the other end of this cable to the "CABLE/ANT IN" or "INPUT" connection on the back of the VCR.
3) Now, connect the last coax line from the "TO TV" or "OUTPUT" on the back of the VCR. Now connect the other end of this cable to the "Cable IN" on the back of the TV.
***** ALTERNATIVE OPTION FOR THIS FINAL CONNECTION******
Using the RCA cable connect to the "VIDEO OUT" RCA connections on the back of the VCR and connect the other end of this cable to the "VIDEO IN" on the back of the TV.
Now this is how you will need to set your VCR and Cable box to make your recording.
1) Tune your VCR to Channel 3 or set your timer to record Channel 3. (The actual channel you are going to be recording is controlled by the Cable Box)
2) Tune your cable box to the channel you wish to record. *** Note: Some cable boxes have an auto tune feature that will tune your cable box to a channel while you gone. Contact your cable provider to see if this is available on the model that you have***
Way #1 connect your cable box to your a/v receiver with one hdmi cable. Connect your blu ray player to your a/v receiver with a second hdmi cable. Lastly, connect a third hdmi cable from the a/v receiver to the television. (3 hdmi cables needed this way)
Way #2 connect your cable box to your television with one hdmi cable. Connect your blu ray player to your television with a second hdmi cable. Connect your a/v receiver to your television with a RCA/composite a/v cable or with a fiber optic cable. Connect your cable box to your a/v receiver with a fiber optic cable or RCA/composite a/v cable. Lastly connect your blu ray player to your a/v receiver with a fiber optic or RCA/composite a/v cable. This method takes 2 hdmi cables and three sets of fiber optic and or RCA/composite a/v cables.
Can't get more specific than that without having the a/v receiver's model number, type of cable box, and television model number. Hope this helps.
Can I ask why?
If it's only a BD player only, there is no reason for connecting it to your cable box - with HDMI or any other type of cable. It simply needs to be connected directly to your TV for playback.
If it's a Blu-ray (or DVD) recorder, it can only be connected to the cable box with HDMI if the cable box has a spare HDMIOUT port and the BD recorder has an HDMI IN port.
If you want to connect the BD player to the cable box for playback on your TV via the cable box, then the cable box would need an HDMI IN port, which it's unlikely to have.
Hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please provide model numbers of your equipment and explain why you need to connect the BD player to your cable box.
You will need to have a VCR with a cable connection on it. You will need to remove the cable connection(if connected) on the TV and connect it to the "cable in" connection on the VCR. Then the coaxiel cable will connect from the "cable out" connection to the cable connection on the television. You will then need to turn the channel on the TV either to channel 3 or 4. Then turn on the VCR and you should be able to watch a tape on the VCR. If your VCR does not have a cable connection on it then you will need to buy an adapter that turns the cable connector into RCA style jacks.
You are supplied with a Composite
AV cable which would typically look like the below image
Connect the AV Multi Out Connector
to the socket on the back of your PS3 Console.
Match the colors of the Jacks with
the connectors on the TV which says "Video in".
Connecting with an HDMI
HDMI cable is not supplied with the PS3. You need to purchase it
seperately. This cable would enhance the audio-video quality of your
Just connect one end of the
connector to the HDMI OUT connector socket on the back of the console
Connect the other end to the
socket on the back of your TV which says HDMI IN.
Connecting with an
You need to purchase an Optical cable if you wish to connect your PS3
console through a digital audio device (Home theater, AV receiver
etc.,). You need to connect Video ouput seperately with a help of Video
output cable (HDMI, AV Cable etc.,)
Connect one end of the optical
cable to "Audio Out" socket on the console
Connect the other end to the audio
Note: You can also connect your console to the
Internet to use the Playstation 3 internet capabilities. Here's how
you do it:
The Playstation 3 only supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T type
networks. It needs a High speed internet connection. Do not connect it
to a standard telephone connection or cables that are not supported.
It might cause a malfunction or damage to the system.
Like above, use an optical connection (need fiber optic cable) or a coaxial connection (single RCA cable). HDMI might also work, but I personally haven't checked. Connect the audio outs from the cable box to the audio ins on the home theater. The TV will only need a video connection from the cable box, as well as one from the home theater (for DVDs, onscreen menus).