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Old 02-04-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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I have this monster (53 lbs!) Harman Kardon receiver that, everytime I hook it up, it takes me days. I'm trying to hook up the HD Comcast Cable to it and to My HD TV.

Q1. Can I use the 3 component video plugs directly to the tv, and then hook the audio up directly to the receiver? And if so, is the audio just one cable? I bought this monster cable set and it has 5 plugs. (sound advice said that was what I needed when I bought the TV. (I've currently got all the cables going directly to the TV because I never hooked up the receiver after moving into the home)

Q2. Do I need to hook up the DVD player video directly to the TV? Or do I need to hook it to the receiver, and then from receiver to TV?

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Old 02-04-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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I have this monster (53 lbs!) Harman Kardon receiver that, everytime I hook it up, it takes me days. I'm trying to hook up the HD Comcast Cable to it and to My HD TV.

Q1. Can I use the 3 component video plugs directly to the tv, and then hook the audio up directly to the receiver? And if so, is the audio just one cable? I bought this monster cable set and it has 5 plugs. (sound advice said that was what I needed when I bought the TV. (I've currently got all the cables going directly to the TV because I never hooked up the receiver after moving into the home)

Q2. Do I need to hook up the DVD player video directly to the TV? Or do I need to hook it to the receiver, and then from receiver to TV?

Thanks in advance. I'm such a dummy about all this equipment. Attachment 14138Attachment 14138
You can hook the component video direct to the T.V. and the audio to your receiver. The audio side depends on your Comcast cable box and Harmon Kardons capabilities. My cable box and A/V receiver both have digital audio capability so I have it hooked HDMI (or in your case component) video direct to my T.V. and the digital audio direct from the cable box to the A/V receiver. I also have a secondary audio cable (RCA type) running from the cable box to the T.V. audio in for the HDMI. This way I can either listen to / watch T.V. through the televisions speakers or I can listen through my A/V receiver if I'm watching something in surround sound.

Your D.V.D. player can connect directly to your T.V. (mine is hooked up by DVI), it depends on your D.V.D. players capabilities to determine what's the best way to hook up. Again you may also want to hook up the D.V.D. audio to your A/V receiver if you want to enjoy your movies in surround sound.

I have 2 V.C.R.s', 1 D.V.D. player, 1 DVD recorder with a 250 gig hard drive, 1cassette recorder, 1 H.D. cable box and a 300 CD player in my system. Each piece is hooked up to my A/V receiver because it makes it a lot easier to copy, edit and record tapes, D.V.D.s' and C.D.s'.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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That is perfect. I'm going to try to hook everything up today. I'll let you know the outcome. Thanks.
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