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Pioneer VSX-818V A/V reciever manual has virtually no info for hookup by component cables. have hd cable box, dvd player and TV to hookup. TV is HDMI, but has no HDMI hookup. My best option is hookup by component cables, but manual is lacking this info. Any ideas ? Thanks.

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Used the dvr/vcr component hookup as the input for the cable box, and that worked. Pioneer's tech line is virtually no help.

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