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Old 06-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #1  
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My home theater system consists of a Yamaha AV receiver speakers and subwoofer connecting to a Oppo blu-rayplayer and a HD cable box. All the connections are easy as it just involves running HDMI cables fror all the components. But if i wanted to add and connect a DVD Recorder / VCR with Line-In Recording that has no tuner how would i hook it up to this system?

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My home theater system consists of a Yamaha AV receiver speakers and subwoofer connecting to a Oppo blu-rayplayer and a HD cable box. All the connections are easy as it just involves running HDMI cables fror all the components. But if i wanted to add and connect a DVD Recorder / VCR with Line-In Recording that has no tuner how would i hook it up to this system?
The avr should have ports for a dvd rec. and a vcr. It would be a yellow line out, ( yellow is video) and L-R audio out to the rec. or vcr. inputs. Right channel is red/left is white, and video is yellow. or s-video (round port with little pins)

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Won't it have to be connected somehow to the cable box since the combo player has no tuner?
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Won't it have to be connected somehow to the cable box since the combo player has no tuner?
If everything is going thru the yamaha, then no. Check in the manual to see how to employ the switching ability. here should be at min. a yellow video out port-perhaps it will say monitor out. If the cable box is not passing thru the avr, then you'll need a seperate hook up. The avr is made to use as you intend, not familiar with your unit, but they all employ the same ability's.
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My cable box will be connected to the AV receiver with a HDMI cable.
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My cable box will be connected to the AV receiver with a HDMI cable.
Well, your all set then. The avr should be able to pass any signal through to a TV, or a recorder of some type. HDMI carries picture and sound. (sound in usually Dolby Digital) in your case, you'll get a standard def picture in recordings and analog audio, no DD. What ever you input to the acvr will be able to out put to any scource that does audio/video.
Example, I can tape shows from my DTV box thru my avr to my cam corder. I have some older stuff before I got a dvr.
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So how many cables will i need to hook the DVD/VCR up?
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Well I have read a lot of the questions and answers on compatability of Uverse and did not see this one. I JUST had Uverse installed for 5 TVs in my home. Four of them work. From Smart TVs to old tube style. However the Panasonic Viera Plasma in my bedroom will not work with the Uverse wireless box. The technician says the TV is the problem. We switched boxes with the wireless box in another room that was working and it did the same thing. Tired HDMI, component cables, coaxial cable, and NONE of them worked. Anyone else have this problem?
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So how many cables will i need to hook the DVD/VCR up?
3 video/and audio-right-left . / yellow-red-white, into the output of your yamaha. should be labeled as ( vcr-ld-dvd-) but be an output port. again, you avr manual will tell you how to do this.
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Well I have read a lot of the questions and answers on compatability of Uverse and did not see this one. I JUST had Uverse installed for 5 TVs in my home. Four of them work. From Smart TVs to old tube style. However the Panasonic Viera Plasma in my bedroom will not work with the Uverse wireless box. The technician says the TV is the problem. We switched boxes with the wireless box in another room that was working and it did the same thing. Tired HDMI, component cables, coaxial cable, and NONE of them worked. Anyone else have this problem?
The PO wants to hook up a vcr without a tuner to his system, and has no experience. It has nothing to do with the provider.
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Well I have read a lot of the questions and answers on compatability of Uverse and did not see this one. I JUST had Uverse installed for 5 TVs in my home. Four of them work. From Smart TVs to old tube style. However the Panasonic Viera Plasma in my bedroom will not work with the Uverse wireless box. The technician says the TV is the problem. We switched boxes with the wireless box in another room that was working and it did the same thing. Tired HDMI, component cables, coaxial cable, and NONE of them worked. Anyone else have this problem?
How is it not working? Has it ever worked when an external component is connected?
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If i just wanted to add a VCR to my home theater system how would that be connected? Wold it have to be connected to my cable box?
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It would likely involve using the good old fashioned yellow, red, white cables - yellow for composite video and red/white for stereo audio. If your receiver can transcode the analog video input to the HDMI output, then you would connect the VCR to the AVR, just like your other devices. If it can't, then you would run the video to the TV and the audio to the receiver. There's no need to involve your cable box for VCR playback.
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Would i need one or two yellow,red,white cables to hook up the VCR?

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Would i need one or two yellow,red,white cables to hook up the VCR?
actually two sets would be needed, one for out and one for in. Two ways to go, straight from the box or through the avr. Both will work.
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