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Old 06-12-2014, 09:59 PM   #1  
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hi, I live in the far north and I have really basic cable. It doesn't have a box, it's just a cable coming in the house and hooking up to the tv. I recently purchased a second hand 55" tv and a audio/video receiver (HTR-6130) and I can't figure out how to hook up the tv and the receiver so that the sound comes out of the speakers in the receiver system and not the tv. I know this is basic stuff, but I really am stuck. I know the speakers work because I did the basic start up and test but I can't find anywhere in the instructions how to join the tv to the receiver. There is one very large cabel with a red, blue and green connection that I have tried several different ways but to no avail. Please help me! I have the intention of hooking up to satelite tv and a blue ray dvd as well, but right now I can't even imagine that!

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There should be a cable jack on the back of the TV, either an orange jack or an optical jack. That plugs into the A/V receivers corresponding "IN" jack

Set the receiver to that jack input and PRESTO...sound!
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thanks, I will check that out when I get home. It could be difficult though because there are about 100 different in/output jacks on that tv.

But I will give it the old college try and thanks again!
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thanks, I will check that out when I get home. It could be difficult though because there are about 100 different in/output jacks on that tv.

But I will give it the old college try and thanks again!
if you post the name and mdl# of the TV we can resolve further.
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That cable you have that is red,blue,and green is what is called a componant cable and does video only, not audio. There should be a color coded connection on the back of the receiver and on the back of the tv. Unless it has HDMI,which does audio and video, use that cable for your video and then use another connection like optical for your audio. Also you may have to go into the menu of your tv to assign audio to where you want it to go.
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That cable you have that is red,blue,and green is what is called a componant cable and does video only, not audio. There should be a color coded connection on the back of the receiver and on the back of the tv. Unless it has HDMI,which does audio and video, use that cable for your video and then use another connection like optical for your audio. Also you may have to go into the menu of your tv to assign audio to where you want it to go.
that's it, you've totally lost him.......lol
from his OP he is a plug and play kinda person with limited a/v comprehension, if I'm not mistaking ?
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that's it, you've totally lost him.......lol
from his OP he is a plug and play kinda person with limited a/v comprehension, if I'm not mistaking ?
I thought I was being basic....
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I think it is basic enough for me and I will try it when I get home. I imagine the red blue green wire was used for a video player of some sort, but it is the only wire provided by the previous owner. I do have some old red, white and yellow(?) I think that came with my printer that I don't use (it is wireless like everything should be!)
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I think it is basic enough for me and I will try it when I get home. I imagine the red blue green wire was used for a video player of some sort, but it is the only wire provided by the previous owner. I do have some old red, white and yellow(?) I think that came with my printer that I don't use (it is wireless like everything should be!)
Just connect the red /white but this will only provide you with stereo playback not 5.1 surround. for that you will need either HDMI or digital coax
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