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Thread: Do you only need to run an HDMI cable between your HD-ready TV and HD PVR decoder?

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    Default Do you only need to run an HDMI cable between your HD-ready TV and HD PVR decoder?

    Or do you still need to connect the red, white and yellow cables as well?

    Also, which of the red, white and yellow cables are for sound and for video?

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    HDMI carries video and audio. You don't need the others.

    Yellow is composite standard-def video, white and red are audio.

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    And then make sure to select the correct HDMI channel on your TV (if the TV has more than one HDMI port).

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    Default AUDIO OPTIONS - HD PVR

    If you have a Home Theatre System (HTS) with HDMI inputs and outputs, link the HD PVR to it & then run another HDMI cable from the HTS System to the TV set.

    If your HTS only has a co-axial (orange) or optical (TOSLINK) digital Audio In capability, get the appropriate cable and connect the HD PVR to your HTC as well as to the TV set via HDMI.

    With either option, this will allow you to have Dolby Digital 5.1 surround capability on selected DSTV programming - SD & HD channels - just remember to set your PVR Surround Sound setting to AUTO!

    If your HTS only has analog RCA audio inputs - the white (Audio L) and red (Audio R) cables - then connect them from the FIXED audio out RCA sockets on the HD PVR if you want to use your HTS remote to adjust volume - or to the VARIABLE audio out RCA sockets of the HD PVR if you want to use the DSTV remote to adjust the volume instead.

    You will then have to set your HTS to Dolby ProLogic II - either Movie or Music settings - to get analog surround sound from the HD PVR.
    Last edited by Ivan Leon; 30-04-2012 at 02:06 PM. Reason: Additional Info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Leon View Post
    If you have a Home Theatre System (HTS) with HDMI inputs and outputs, link the HD PVR to it & then run another HDMI cable from the HTS System to the TV set.

    If your HTS only has a co-axial (orange) or optical (TOSLINK) digital Audio In capability, get the appropriate cable and connect the HD PVR to your HTC as well as to the TV set via HDMI.

    With either option, this will allow you to have Dolby Digital 5.1 surround capability on selected DSTV programming - SD & HD channels - just remember to set your PVR Surround Sound setting to AUTO!

    If your HTS only has analog RCA audio inputs - the white (Audio L) and red (Audio R) cables - then connect them from the FIXED audio out RCA sockets on the HD PVR if you want to use your HTS remote to adjust volume - or to the VARIABLE audio out RCA sockets of the HD PVR if you want to use the DSTV remote to adjust the volume instead.

    You will then have to set your HTS to Dolby ProLogic II - either Movie or Music settings - to get analog surround sound from the HD PVR.
    Don't think there's any HTS in the equation.

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    OK now I'm confused?
    Karma is 'n ou bliks@m nč MultiChoice?

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