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Old 06-06-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Which Input should I use to hook up my ipad2? HDMI, USB, or RCA input? I have an Onkyo 609 receiver hooked up to my Samsung HDTV
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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I haven't worked with an Ipad, but generally if devices can connect via HDMI, that's the way to go.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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1/8" headphone jack to two male RCAs (Red,White) and connect it to the PC inputs on the back of the TX-NR609.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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1/8" headphone jack to two male RCAs (Red,White) and connect it to the PC inputs on the back of the TX-NR609.
Maybe OP wants video too.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Maybe OP wants video too.
And WHY would anyone want video FROM an Ipad? If the OP has a TX-NR609 connected to a Samung it usually means he has an ARC TV with a Smart Hub. Thus he has the ability to connect to the internet through the TV which uses HDMI 1.4 (bi-directional signal). Thus he wouldn't need an Ipad for video. So logically the OP wants to play their MP3s through the system.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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And WHY would anyone want video FROM an Ipad? If the OP has a TX-NR609 connected to a Samung it usually means he has an ARC TV with a Smart Hub. Thus he has the ability to connect to the internet through the TV which uses HDMI 1.4 (bi-directional signal). Thus he wouldn't need an Ipad for video. So logically the OP wants to play their MP3s through the system.
Logically? OP doesn't know that HDMI is generally the preferred connection if available, so it's conceivable that he doesn't know these other particulars you're referring to. Most people that buy this stuff just plug it in and turn it on, and aren't aware of 90% of what it's capable of. What if OP has video/pics/etc on the Ipad he wants to hear and see? The analog audio connection you suggest wouldn't pass any digitally encoded tracks, such as surround sound or multi-channel music formats. 3

You made a lot of assumptions based on a simple connection question, which is where your logic fails. You know what happens when we assume.

Besides, why limit oneself to a lesser connection, when there is no good reason to do so? HDMI gives OP every capability possible, while an analog audio connection does not.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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Logically? OP doesn't know that HDMI is generally the preferred connection if available, so it's conceivable that he doesn't know these other particulars you're referring to. Most people that buy this stuff just plug it in and turn it on, and aren't aware of 90% of what it's capable of. What if OP has video/pics/etc on the Ipad he wants to hear and see? The analog audio connection you suggest wouldn't pass any digitally encoded tracks, such as surround sound or multi-channel music formats. 3

If the OP wants a direct connection from the Ipad. Then the option I listed is the only one. If the OP wants more out of the Ipad then the OP needs to puchase a Apple Digital AV adapter and a HDMI cable.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD098ZM/A

But as a Ipad owner, I prefer to carry as few accessories as possible (which is usually just the USB cable connector).

If the OP purchased a TX-NR609 and a ARC Samsung TV, then he purchased equipment that is not easy to setup. They both require more than basic understanding of how to just plug it and turn it on.
Onkyo TX-NR609 Review - Watch CNET's Video Review

If the OP wants to do video then it would be a whole lot simpler to stick it all on a thumb drive and plug it into the TV where the Allshare function would create a visual interface for viewing it. The TV would then send out the audio part down through the 1.4 HDMI (1.4 is bi-directional) cable to the TX-NR609.

Your assumption that most people lack the ability to use current technology is condescending. I prefer to base my responses on the limited information that many OPs leave and give the simplest answer to their query without going into a load of techspeak (and playing 20 questions). FWIW when I teach at a local University I see all of my students as A students at the start. You seem to start them off as D students.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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You guys really need to give it a rest. TIA
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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If the OP wants a direct connection from the Ipad. Then the option I listed is the only one. If the OP wants more out of the Ipad then the OP needs to puchase a Apple Digital AV adapter and a HDMI cable.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD098ZM/A

But as a Ipad owner, I prefer to carry as few accessories as possible (which is usually just the USB cable connector).

If the OP purchased a TX-NR609 and a ARC Samsung TV, then he purchased equipment that is not easy to setup. They both require more than basic understanding of how to just plug it and turn it on.
Onkyo TX-NR609 Review - Watch CNET's Video Review

If the OP wants to do video then it would be a whole lot simpler to stick it all on a thumb drive and plug it into the TV where the Allshare function would create a visual interface for viewing it. The TV would then send out the audio part down through the 1.4 HDMI (1.4 is bi-directional) cable to the TX-NR609.

Your assumption that most people lack the ability to use current technology is condescending. I prefer to base my responses on the limited information that many OPs leave and give the simplest answer to their query without going into a load of techspeak (and playing 20 questions). FWIW when I teach at a local University I see all of my students as A students at the start. You seem to start them off as D students.
I said earlier that I don't use an Ipad, so if it doesn't have an HDMI port (thereby requiring an external device), I apologize. I assumed (yes, I know) it did based on OP suggesting it was one of the available connection options. But that illustrates exactly what I mean by people not knowing much about their gear.

My 25 years in the A/V business designing, selling and installing or overseeing the installation of all manner of mobile and home electronics systems tells me that many (most?) people have no desire to figure all this stuff out on their own. How many homes have I gone into where the homeowner (client, friend, neighbor, date, etc.) has an HD box, and HDTV, and is watching non HD channels when HD is available, and in the worst possible aspect possible? Dozens, with every variant of that as well. One of my neighbors put in his own budget surround system over a year before I saw it. He was telling me that the picture often didn't look right. I picked up the cablebox remote, changed one setting, and was suddenly revered as a genius. These are TVs; devices that people use all the time. Many lives revolve around them! These people just suffered along.

That surround system guy didn't know to clean the filter on his projector monthly, and wondered why it was eating lamps every few months. The filter was clogged when I looked at it, and there was obvious heat damage
on the inside of the projector from lack of airflow. He also didn't understand that turning the sub all the way up wasn't the best setting. All of this is common knowledge to anyone who has read an owner's manual, but he didn't bother, and never knew the difference. I see it every day.

A client I'm working with right now is a perfect example. He is wealthy, business-brilliant, hardworking, a great guy and family man. What he isn't is tech inclined, nor is he interested in figuring out all the gear he has. He simply wants it to work, in the simplest manner possible. He is representative of most of my clients. I'm the same way about computers. I just want them to work, and I could not possibly care less about every detail. I have more important, interesting, entertaining and lucrative things to do than learn about the box under my desk. To me it's just a tool; in place to facilitate what I want or need from it. We don't want to take nor have the time for the details of it's operation.

It's not condescending. It's fact, and it's so common that it's more often the norm than not. As for 20 questions, one thing I learned is that people frequently don't ask the right questions, because they don't know how. They are ignorant about certain things (we all are, and ignorant is OK) so they lack the knowledge to find what they need to know. Popping off random info based on a bunch of assumptions doesn't help them. It's more confusing than technospeak. Answering people with "you need this" and no reasoning doesn't help them, does it?

Your students pay to learn. The adults I work with pay not to.

Sorry to anyone who takes issue with this line of posts.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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HDMI is best. That's what I've done in the past to hook up my iPad to my Onkyo receiver. In addition to the HDMI cable, you'll also need the Apple Digital AV adapter: Apple Digital AV Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)
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