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Need some help connecting

twildman
01-03-2008, 11:08 AM
my system up. I have an Emerson hdtv, directv hd box and just got the samsung htx50 hts. My question is this, my cable box is connected to the tv using the hdmi connection. I want to use the same for the hts, however the tv has one connection. What is the best way to hook the components up together so that I get the upconverting on the dvd player? Thanks!

Bigloww
01-03-2008, 11:15 AM
my system up. I have an Emerson hdtv, directv hd box and just got the samsung htx50 hts. My question is this, my cable box is connected to the tv using the hdmi connection. I want to use the same for the hts, however the tv has one connection. What is the best way to hook the components up together so that I get the upconverting on the dvd player? Thanks!


Well, you have a couple of options here.

1. You can simply connect your DTV box up with component video and then use your HDMI for your DVD player. Depending on the TV, results between component and HDMI should be about the same. So try it and see if you have some component cables laying around.

2. Just get an HDMI switch like these. This 4x1 switch with remote is around $40 and will allow you to add a couple more HDMI devices down the road if you like. Or you can get the manual 2x1 switch for around $20.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=2721&seq=1&format=2

twildman
01-03-2008, 11:45 AM
Thanks!