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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by mangoman, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. mangoman

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    Hi there.
    This is my first post so please be patient.
    I am redecorating and want to take the opportunity of no carpets and bare walls to install a small system with surround sound. The advice I'm seeking is around the best way to connect current equipment to an av reciever

    Basically my current equipment and in/outs is as follows

    Thomson 28" 'virtual' surround sound tv - 2 scarts + rf
    Thomson nicam vcr - 1 scart + rf
    Thomson dvd - 1 scart - phonos out - coax audio out (yes thats it)
    Telewest digibox - 2 scarts and phonos out

    Current connections are digibox and vcr daisy-chained into tv AV2 and dvd direct to tv AV1.

    Essentially my question is - What do I need in terms of ins and outs on the back of an av reciever to get the whole lot to work out of surround sound speakers?

    I have an inclination that my vcr may need updating to a 2 scart model but am unsure.
    Grateful for suggestions
    Mangoman
     
  2. Dfour

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    :hiya: and welcome to the forums :smashin:

    You need either stereo analogue out on the TV or video to go the amp for surround off the tv/video.

    Connect the dvd player up with a coaxial digital cable to the amp for surround.

    Digibox the phonos out to the amp. Your video connections are fine.
     
  3. mangoman

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    Many thanks. One small question.

    As I only have one scart and no phono out on the vcr, and the vcr is currently chained inbetween the digibox and the tv, can I swap the vcr and digibox over so that the connection is digibox to vcr to tv.
    If so will I still be able to record a digital channel while watching another channel?

    Thanks for a great forum...some (not all) is getting clearer
     
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    Has your TV got phono's out? If you have hten you can leave your setup as it is and you should still be able to record a digital channel while watching another channel
     

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