I am trying to hook up a Panasonic HT50PX77U Tv to an older Harmon Kardon AV135 receiver. When I use high def component cables thru the receiver the on screen display won't be displayed to adjust speaker settings. This function only works on standard definition ( S video ). Harmon Kardin suggests using a legacy connection at the back of the TV.
Guys, What is a legacy connection, does this TV have one and how do I set it up?
Alternately, could I run an a DVI by HDMI adapter straight from my cable box to the TV, an Optical cable straight from my cable box to the receiver for sound, and two S video cables one from the cable box to receiver and one from the receiver to TV? Wouldn't I have to change inputs on my TV every time I wanted to adjust sound, then back to high def for TV veiwing?... if I used this kind of hook up.
Damn, my head is starting to hurt.
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.
Re: Panasonic legacy connection
S-video is a legacy connection. legacy means obsolete and this will impare your image.
what you should do is connect the cable box and blue ray directly to tv with hdmi cable, then run audio cables back to the reciever from these devices. the vcr and regular dvd player would be routed through the reciever the conventional way. you would have to change the inputs on the tv between the cable box, and blue ray if u have one, and a seperate single tv imput for components running thru the stereo. you would have to use the reciever to select between audio sources, and the video sources between the vcr and dvd only.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
The inputs may be assignable on the Harman Kardon. Make sure you have selected the proper analog or digital input type for the cable you are using. For more information, or should you have further questions, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. You may contact me directly through the website. Thank you.
It is NOT necessary to route video through an audio device. Your TV is the ultimate and most logical first recipient of any high def video content.
Whatever video you elect to pass through this thing is not modified in a good way if at all. You COULD just run the HiDef video straight to the TV and not have to worry about what could be happening in the excessive and unnecessary cabling that takes it for a trip through the receiver.
The receiver can still be managed by running its composite (standard def) video from the Monitor Out to a composite input of your new TV.
Likewise, no digital audio would improve from passing it through any device that just acts as a stepping stone to the receiver and ultimately your ears. That iswhy all decent A/V gear has provisions to run the signals separately to their optimum electronic end-user.
I am attaching some pictures that will show a couple of wiring schemes based on the type of home theater you have. If you have questions with the set up of your HK receiver, please reply with those questions prior to rating your help.
I think I had the same problem. This is how I fixed it.
I have my vizio 42 hooked up to a Harmon Kardon surround sound, and the digital cable box. Essentially, I can adjust the volume 3 ways - through the tv, cable box or av receiver. The humming sound happens when you have the volume maxed out on the av receiver and not the cable box.
For example, the sound level on my Harmon Kardon goes from -10 (lowest) to 10 (loudest), with 0 being the middle ground. The buzzing was happening when the Harmon Kardon was set to 10, and I was using the cable box volume to adjust the sound. To fix it, I turned down the volume on my receiver to 0, which may be about 50% max volume of the receiver. Then, I switched devices and used the volume on my cable box. This got rid of the static I was getting. Hope that helps.