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Wiring Advice Needed
Posted 25 December 2003 - 06:05 PM
Older stereo with no component jacks, only rca output and input thru aux.
We currently have the output of the Dishplyayer going into the stereo which works fine. But my hubby wants to see if this can be done. He wants the Dvd in this senerio now, so when we play Dvd's it will also have the stereo available. At one time he tried to do this with the Vcr, but could never get both the 7100 and the Vcr to have playback thru the stereo at the same time. It was one or the other.
So the question is, with the 3 components above is it possible to get stereo playback thru both the dvd and 7100 without having to unhook and rehook everytime we want to use the dvd player? Simple as possible instructions for a wiring dummie please. Thanks.
Posted 26 December 2003 - 04:43 AM
Look for two Audio Out jacks (red and white) on the back of your TV and if you have them then you're in business. Just plug the TV out jacks into your Stereo if your TV has at least two Input jacks to take your DVS and Dishplayer and you should be set.
Posted 26 December 2003 - 06:53 AM
Posted 26 December 2003 - 07:16 AM
Into your TV yes. If your TV had an audio out and two inputs in then you can run the audio out of your TV regardless on which source you used. Your TV only needs one output (to your stereo) regardless of the source.
"If thats the case is there an adapter that can be used, and if so what is it called?"
I'm sure there is. In fact I know for a fact that they have video game adapters so you can play multiple video game formats without switching anything. I'm not sure of there quality but you could use a video game adapter if a hi-fi one cost too much assuming they have some on the market.
I'd like to help you out without costing you any money.
From what I know you change connections between DP and DVD through your ONLY stereo input which is Aux? Is that correct? Do you have a Tuner input? You can run anything into a stereo line other than the phono stage which is different. So if you have a CD you could use one for that and the other for Aux.
Here are some questions I have for you:
1. How many inputs does your TV have meaning how many different things can you hook up to your TV at one time?
2. Does your TV have an audio out?
3. How many options do you have on your stereo (name them all)?
For example: Tuner, CD, Tape1, Tape 2, Aux etc.
You can use a tape 1 or tape 2 input as well on your stereo.
Posted 26 December 2003 - 07:33 AM
Posted 26 December 2003 - 07:49 AM
Good luck and fell free to ask more.
Posted 02 October 2004 - 06:07 PM
1) As mentioned above- Using the TV as the audio switching point. (TV has a Video 1 and Video 2 input and an audio output). The only problem with this configuration is the TV has to be on to hear any source and you may have to turn off TV speakers or adjust TV's volume to an uncomfortable level to get good sound through the audio system. It depends on whether your TV sends a fixed or variable audio output signal.
2) Recommended--Purchase an A/V switchbox (about $20-30 bucks) from Radio Shack, Circuit City, etc. This will allow to hook up the DVD and satellite to it (one on "a" side the other on "b" side) and, depending on which which button is pressed, will send either source to your audio system. Benefit...you can listen to either TV sound or stereo sound at any desired level. You can listen without TV on (may sound odd, but say you want to hear one of the music stations such as 80s or classical, but don't want to watch TV, then there is no need to have tv on.) Drawback...it will cost you $20-30 bucks.
Hope this helps and good luck