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Old 03-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Newbies or other members who have setup and / or connection inquiries

Hi, just a quick note that will allow us at HighDefForum the ability to respond to your question's with some sort of accuracy and as concise as possible .

The below questionnaire will aid anyone trying to respond to your request.

CUT & PASTE to REPLY in this thread, or at whatever other section you are posting a thread in.

Their are a lot of well informed members here with almost every piece of equipments available, and are willing to share their experiences and help get you up and running

This information will allow members to respond knowing what equipment you are seeking info on, and not so we play E-tag.

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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OK - I am going to try the "newbie" way since that's exactly what I am!!

Here's the question:

How do I connect DirecTV HD DVR receiver to Panasonic Viera HDTV (TC-L37U22) to Panasonic sound bar HC-HTB10 using HDMI? Also have a Samsung DVD player (fairly old and not HD). Where does that fit in the picture?

Having trouble understanding setup. Presently, DirecTV HD DVR receiver connected to TV's HDMI ARC port. TV has two HDMI ports - one ARC and one regular. Am not at all techy-oriented. Please help! Thank you!

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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OK - I am going to try the "newbie" way since that's exactly what I am!!

Here's the question:

How do I connect DirecTV HD DVR receiver to Panasonic Viera HDTV (TC-L37U22) to Panasonic sound bar HC-HTB10 using HDMI? Also have a Samsung DVD player (fairly old and not HD). Where does that fit in the picture?

Having trouble understanding setup. Presently, DirecTV HD DVR receiver connected to TV's HDMI ARC port. TV has two HDMI ports - one ARC and one regular. Am not at all techy-oriented. Please help! Thank you!
I just read some of the soundbar manual and I will say it like they printed it:If your tv has the ARC HDMI run an HDMI cable from there to the HDMI ARC on the soundbar, looks like the top port, now the other HDMI on your sound bar is for a blu ray player but in your case it probably could be your Direct TV box, then use the other HDMI on your tv for a future Blu Ray player and run the optical from that player to the soundbar for sound.

I would hook up like this from your Direct TV Box run the HDMI to your soundbar( HDMI in ) then go from the( HDMI out ) on the soundbar up to the tv and plug that into your main HDMI port, now on your soundbar you should still have an (optical audio in ) take an optical audio out from samsung dvd player to this optical input on soundbar that will give you the sound, now you will take whatever the video output is on the dvd player to the corresponding input on the TV, I don't know what you have on the DVD for video out, could be one yellow rca, s-video and so on. I would suggest an upgrade on the DVD to a unit with HDMI so you could utilize that 2nd HDMI on the TV.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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Well, I'm here to say I'm definitely a newbie....just know enough to get my self in trouble, LOL. I need help in setting up my components ....I have a Yamaha AV reciever RX-V471 , a SC-HTB520 panasonic soundbar, a time warner DVR scientific America 8300, and a phillips dvd player and a LG HDTV...trying to hook it all up so 1) I get the sound through the soundbar; with all the functionality of the reciever, ie tuner, ect..3) I can minimize the controllers .....help
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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TV > Alba LCD37880F1080P
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Bush, HD Freeview Box DVB680

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PS3 original 60GB

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Any additional helpful info would be appreciated:

Freeview Box:

I have tried the original HD cable with my freeview box as well as my HD cable from my monitor and 2 Amazon HD cables and plays the non HD channels with no issues, but with the HD channels, I get sound but no HD. I've tried 568p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. No change in the picture. Tried it with and without HDCP as well as scanning for channels with encryption on and off. I've tried looking in menu to see if i can do a 'scan' or'search' but no such options, however it does show the resolution of which the channel is being delivered to my TV at 1080p 50Hz


PS3: Tried both Amazon cables along with my monitor cable and the screen remains black but flickers liught black to dark black when turning on and off, the TV's menu shows the PS3 running at 1080p 60Hz

I've tried researching HD boards but Google is less then helpful. Also this is 2nd hand and about 2 years old
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #6
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TV > Alba LCD37880F1080P
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No 3D-, Three-D
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Bush, HD Freeview Box DVB680

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Single Source: OTA

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PS3 original 60GB

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Any additional helpful info would be appreciated:

Freeview Box:

I have tried the original HD cable with my freeview box as well as my HD cable from my monitor and 2 Amazon HD cables and plays the non HD channels with no issues, but with the HD channels, I get sound but no HD. I've tried 568p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. No change in the picture. Tried it with and without HDCP as well as scanning for channels with encryption on and off. I've tried looking in menu to see if i can do a 'scan' or'search' but no such options, however it does show the resolution of which the channel is being delivered to my TV at 1080p 50Hz


PS3: Tried both Amazon cables along with my monitor cable and the screen remains black but flickers liught black to dark black when turning on and off, the TV's menu shows the PS3 running at 1080p 60Hz

I've tried researching HD boards but Google is less then helpful. Also this is 2nd hand and about 2 years old
Hmmm I see your in the UK. perhaps the STB is bad?
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Since I get no reply to my thread I will post here.
I am wondering why my Harmon/kardon AVR 130 is not sending signal to the surround left or surround right speakers when being used with a PS3.
They are connected by an optical cable and I get sound throught the front, center, and subwoofer speakers.
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