Home Theater Setup - Help Please

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First time for me to set up these components and I'm slightly frustrated.
Just moved into a newly built house with a "wired" theater. I'm trying to
hook up the components.

I have the following components:

1. Time Warner cable with digital box. (red/white/yellow connections)
2. Sony Home Theatre System Model HT-DDW870 (multiple r/w/y connections)
3. Sanyo Multimedia Projector Model PLV-Z4  (HDMI/Computer, S-Video, Video,
Component 1 & 2 connections)
4. Toshiba DVD Video Player  Model SD-3990SU (Component, r/w/y, coaxial,
s-video connections)

I have the component cable installed thru the conduit in the ceiling from
the components to the Projector with the blue/green/red cables.

On the Home Theatre System there are no connections for the component cable.
The DVD player does have the component cable connections. The Home Theatre
System only has the red/white/yellow connections.

I also have the coaxial digital cord that came with the Sony system.

I have followed the diagrams for all of the connections but the component
cable is throwing me for a loop.

Any and all assistance would be appreciated.


Re: Home Theater Setup - Help Please

Debbie wrote:
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Looks like you'll have to replace that Sony with an audio/video receiver
which has lots of input connectors; component, composite(r-w-y),
S-video, digital coax, optical(Toslink). Your Sony is bottle neck
keeping you from properly hooking up everything.
Actually on any hone theater set up a/v receiver is a hub for all video
and/or audio signal. Some times you can feed video directly to TV or
projector but all audio has to go thru a/v receiver to be proper.
Good luck,

Re: Home Theater Setup - Help Please

With all due respect to Tony, your Sony receiver is fine - but probably
not "up convert" video signals (I couldn't get any detailed info
off the web for
that model) so you'll have to run two cables to the
projector - one for DVD
(BGR) and another for cable TV.

If the Sanyo have a single cable prewired, in addition to the BGR? If
so, plug
this into the yellow Video Out plug on the cable box. If not,
you'll have to
wire one. This is the video signal from the cable box.
(If the cable box has
S-video out then using this would be better).
Then plug a stereo pair cable from
the R/W from the Audio Out on the
cable box to a similar but Input pair on the
Sony. This is your audio
from the cable. So to watch TV you'll have to tell the
Sanyo to switch
to one of the composite inputs (the one you used for the yellow
and tell the Sony to switch to the input where you plugged in the R/W.

Connect the BGR component cable from the Sanyo directly to the BGR
outputs on
the DVD player. This is the video for movies. Connect the
co-ax from the DVD
player to the co-ax on the Sony. This is the sound
for movies. To play a DVD,
tell the Sanyo to switch to the component
input and the Sony to the co-ax input.
And enjoy...

You may have to tell the Sony which input hosts the co-ax  Just follow

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Re: Home Theater Setup - Help Please


The ideal installation would be to run component video (Y,Pb,Pr or
red/blue/green) and digital audio from the cable box and dvd player to
the receiver and then run a component video cable to the projector.

I don't think your sony receiver has the inputs/outputs you need.  You
might want to try a video switcher. This one is popular

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