Alright guys, you have been right on with all your advice so far and thanks. Here’s another for you that’s probably the simplest one on the board.
I’ve got a question regarding my TV/CABLE and DVD/VCR audio hookup. Here is what I’ve got. Please excuse any technical errors in my comments.
Samsung 56” DLP TV
Panasonic DVD/VCR combo (plays CD’s also)
Comcast Cable (digital/hdtv)
Harmon Kardon AVR235
POLK RM6800 Satellite speaker system w/powered sub
My video hookups are working fine and I get great sound and picture from the TV.
My speakers sound great with the AM/FM
The next step is surround sound to my Polk speakers. Is it as easy as just connecting three audio cables from the TV, DVD/VCR, and CABLE to my receiver?
Do I even need (3) three separate audio connections? I have a toslink optical cable that I’m sure I connect from the DVD/VCR to the receiver, but is that all I need from the DVD/VCR?
I have component video cables running from my TV to DVD/VCR for DVD as well as RCA cable for AUDIO/VIDEO for the VHS. Also have the “standard” cable to TV connections (five pronged component like video/audio cable)
Since I spent most of my time figuring out how to hook up the speakers I’ve got serious mental block on the audio connections and am not picturing this right. Need a simple common sense suggestion to clear my mind. Would like to get this done in the next couple of days.
Do you need more info?
Thanks in advance.