Connecting Receiver to new tv

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  1. cfclay

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    I have a Denon Reciever installed by previous homeowner in a home theater system. I bought a new sharp TV and just hooked up the same connections (or so I thought), and the DVD’s only play in black and white.

    Further research- I didn’t realize the TV doesn’t have component inputs. I’m a newbie here, forgive me if I’m using wrong terms.

    Sharp TV only has the AV jacks shown in picture. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If I have component cables coming out of receiver, couldn’t I just get a component to hdmi converter?




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  2. jimmie57

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    If you bought a new TV it should have Component connections. I did not think my Samsung had them either just from looking at it. Then I found a small plastic bag with an adapter that allows me to connect it with Component or Composite if I wish.

    What is the Model number of your TV ?
     
  3. jimmie57

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    You should also consider connecting the DTV receiver directly to the TV with an HDMI cable and connecting the red and white audio cables to the Dennon for surround sound.
    I have my set up that way sort of. I use an optical cable for surround sound.
     
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    For the black and white picture I would suspect that the cables are not plugged in all the way or that they are crossed from one end to the other.
     
  5. P Smith

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    I see on the picture at right HDMI cable connected, where it going to ? can you use it for your DVD player ?
    also, please post exactly models (from back white labels) of your TV, Denon AVR and all other devices providing A/V signals
     
  6. cfclay

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    Thanks for your replies. I would like to use whatever existing connections run through the attic and into the hall closet where the receiver is- there isn’t an HDMI cable running from receiver to TV unfortunately. Here are the models:

    Sharp Roku TV 5318x
    Denon AVR-687


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  7. jimmie57

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    Can you take the TV back ?
     
  8. cfclay

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    Nope. I bought it in January. I hooked up the component cables to whatever I thought would work and didn’t notice anything until I played a dvd and it was in black and white. After 10 months of buying online movies, I want to get back to watching DVD’s- because dvd audio come through the surround sound and, well they are cheaper.

    Can I just something like this:

    [​IMG]


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  9. jimmie57

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    That looks like a solution.
     
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  10. P Smith

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    what cable and connector type are in red rectangles ?
     

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  11. cfclay

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    Those are HDMI in from Apple TV and Direct Tv


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  12. Rich

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    How many HDMI ports does the TV set have? I'm guessing two?

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  13. cfclay

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    There is a third on the side


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  14. Cholly

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    What's the distance from the receiver to the TV? Your TV and AVR both have optical jacks. You could run an optical cable from the TV to the AVR. Not too expensive a solution from Amazon.
     
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  15. cfclay

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    Probably 15 feet


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  16. Cholly

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    You could connect y our DVD player to the third HDMI input on the TV. The optical out from the TV to the Denon would give you surround sound from all your devices.
     
  17. cfclay

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    I love that idea. Except for how in the world could you run that through the attic. It’s over my comfort zone, but I suppose there’s some good videos and instructions on the Internet.


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  18. jimmie57

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    Ask a young , teenager, to do it for you and give him a few dollars,
     
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    And you can't use that for your DVDs?

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    Might only be PCM thru optical Charlie.

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