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Old 01-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Several question re connections/converters/adapters

Hello all,

As the header states, several questions re how to connect
my Panasonic Viera S series plasma HDTV to my old Yamaha
stereo receiver.

I understand that there must be a digital-to-analog converter
situated btw/ the TV and the Yamaha. A TOSlink optical cable
from the TV's audio OUT runs to the DAC and then RCA pin
plugs run from the DAC to the Yamaha. Is that correct?
(More appropriately, is that all there is to it?)

Second, does this TV series default to TV speakers OFF
when an external source is introduced or must one go
into the menu and manually turn the TV speaker to OFF?
According to the manual, if the onboard speaker is
switched OFF, several other audio parameters will follow suit--
surround sound, leveler, etc.

Third, how can I connect my Hitachi laptop computer
to the TV so as to view YOUTUBE vids? The computer has
a VGA port. I understand that vga/hdmi cables exist;
so, can the computer be connected directly to the HDMI 2
port on the TV w/ no intermediate device, eg, converter?
This is for the video component only. How is the audio
connected? I expect to feed the audio signal to the TV
via the headphone jack (or I use it as a headphone jack)
on the computer. Does this require what is called a "Y"
cable where a small input line runs into a converter
and then into RCA pins?

Thank you.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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I understand that there must be a digital-to-analog converter
situated btw/ the TV and the Yamaha. A TOSlink optical cable
from the TV's audio OUT runs to the DAC and then RCA pin
plugs run from the DAC to the Yamaha. Is that correct?
(More appropriately, is that all there is to it?)

If it works, then yes
turn the vol down or off
as for the pc you may wish to get a device that offers streaming.
but there are converters
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