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Hook Ups for Surround

tase2
08-14-2005, 07:14 PM
OK I was going to lie and say I just got a just bought a system, but the fact is I've had it for a while and had it hooked up with cable. I asked the D* installer if he could hook it up to the stereo and he said he would, but didn't.

The reason why I have waited 7 months is that my wife has a hearing problem and most of the time we listen through the regular TV speakers. (She has tinnitus or constant ringing of the ear and can't tolerate loud noise)

On Friday I received my new Harmony 880 remote and realized when setting up all the activities, that I never hooked up the receiver to anything.

The system was set up by a nice gentleman from Hartford, CT for the cable. He came down and ran the speaker wires and hooked up all the connections for me.

Now with the HR10-250, I am not even sure where to begin. My components list is below. I was wondering if anyone maybe had photos of your connections or a schematic that a layman could follow. I am so lost.

The only requirement is that I still get volume out of the TV speakers for TV watching.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Mark


Panasonic PT-40LC12 Multi-Media Wide Screen Projection Display
Pioneer VSX-D711 Receiver
Panasonic DVD-RP62
Harmon Kardon HKTS 5 Speakers
Hughes HR10-250
DirecTV Sat Triple LNB
Comcast Basic Service
Hitachi M171 VCR

808granato
08-14-2005, 07:53 PM
I know its early, but are you happy with the Harmony remote?

tase2
08-14-2005, 07:59 PM
I know its early, but are you happy with the Harmony remote?

It is early-I think it will be great once I get all my activities straightened out.

mrm64
08-14-2005, 08:49 PM
Go to the following site and click on your receiver model and download the manuel, then print the manuel and you will have everything you need to answer your questions about hookups. After you do this if you run into any problems either make another post with specific questions or e-mail me.
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/product/manual/0,,2076_4279,00.html

RSawdey
08-15-2005, 12:27 PM
To route surround to your receiver, you need to connect an SPDIF digital audio connection from the source (Sat STB) to your amp... your DVD player should already be connected like this. SPDIF can be either coaxial or optical - use whatever is available. Converters from one to the other form can be had at RadioShack. To transport full Dolby Digital you MUST use a digital connection. Your basic cable STB (if you even use one) will only be able to supply analog outputs (red/white stereo pair), so it's restricted to stereo or ProLogic at best.

tase2
08-15-2005, 12:40 PM
To route surround to your receiver, you need to connect an SPDIF digital audio connection from the source (Sat STB) to your amp...

Do you mean the HR10-250 when you say (Sat STB)?

mrm64
08-15-2005, 01:44 PM
Yes that is correct. Let us know how you progress and what your impression is once you get surround sound connected. Remember the fiber optic cable and digital coaxial audio cables do not come with standard equipment, so you will have to purchase these on your own.