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Component cables to Receiver????

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Smiffy 2, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. Smiffy 2

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    I am a relative newbie to home cinema and have a question that might make some of you chuckle as it could appear a little stupid?

    If component video cables don't carry sound signals, why should I connect my DVD player to my Receiver using them (unless I am reading my manuals incorrectly)....

    Just purchased a new Yamaha receiver and DVD player to hook up to my LCD.
    I was going to connect the DVD player to the TV using component cables, and for the life of me cannot understand why I should be doing the same from the DVD to the Reciever!

    Could somebody please enlighten me :lease: :lease:

    I have studied the manuals as much as I can, and am still at a loss as to how to connect everything up. Just have a DVD player, (not recorder), 5.1 surround receiver and want to hook the two together for best picture and sound quality. TV is iDTV so no set top or sky box to connect.
    Want to use component from DVD to TV as both feature progressive scan.
    Could somebody please explain in plain English, 'cos as you have most probably worked out, I am a Numpt!!

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    For the best quality you should connect the DVD player to the TV using the component video connections and for the sound you should connect the DVD player to your amp using either a digital coaxial or optical cable.

    Using the amp as a switching centre makes more sense for those that have a number of sources that can output component signals but only have one set of inputs on their TV
     
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    Thanks for that swift reply Ian.
    I thought that was going to be the answer but wasn't quite sure!
    Just one other question?......
    Should I have some sort of audio connection running from the TV to either the DVD player or the amp?
    I would obviously like to listen to the TV through the amp at some stage to take advantage of the sound improvements that this would give.
    Is this just a simple pair of rca cables from one to the other or something more sinister?
    :suicide: :suicide: :suicide:
     
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    That will do just fine.
     
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    Thanks mate :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
    Putting it all together over the weekend.
    If I get any more daft questions I'll ask
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