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Denon 4308 Hi I have the Denon 4308 connected vis HDMI 1.3 Cables to my Denon Dvd 1740 DVD player and another HDMI cable connected to my Sony PS-3 . I have connected the 4308 to my Pioneer 508 Plasma television from the 4308's monitor out 1 HDMI connector . I am not using the 4308 to power or drive any other zone in the house . Finally i have connected the 4308 to B&W 683 ( bi-amped with the 4308 as the front ) the LCR 61 for the centre and the 685 for the rears as a 5 channel setup . My problem is that while everything is working great , i.e - the sound is output to the speakers absolutely correctly - As Long as my Pioneer Plasma Tv is also turned on . The moment i turn off my Plasma TV the sound goes off . So lets say i just want to listen to a CD via my Denon dvd player - do i have to keep the TV on ??? Also when i switch to listening to the FM tuner which is inbuilt into the 4308 it works as long as the Plasma monitor is on the moment i switch that off the radio sound starts going on and off . What am i doing wrong ? Basically all i want to do is that in case i want to listen to a CD or the tuner i dont want to have to turn on my Pioneer Plasma . Thanks in advance . Regards - Vishal.

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Ok sounds simple you ran the lines threw the tv instead all lines should be ran threw the sterio

see once you turn tv off this cuts the outputs out so now no sound will happen
your sterio should be equipted to take inputs of tv
you want everything to be inputed threw receiver thats why they call it a receiver the outputs on tv goto inputs on receiver
you need to redo your wireing so that this which i described is correct again

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