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Connecting Old Onkyo Receiver to New Sony Bravia TV

by JakeBlues951 / February 21, 2009 10:37 AM PST

Have an old (probably 8 years old- no HDMI connections and old speaker connections) Onkyo receiver that I had hooked up a home theater system on my old TV. We recently moved and got a 52 inch Bravia 1080p TV. I have hooked up a blue ray DVD player up and have been able to get that to play through the home theater system but can't get the TV to play over it like I did before.

Any one have any ideas?


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Could you be very specific
by Pepe7 / February 21, 2009 11:16 AM PST

We need to know exactly which components are involved (which Onkyo/Bravia/Blu Ray models?). Also, which connections are working for you and using which type of cable(?) Drawing us a virtual 'map' of your config that has worked can help ;).


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Re: Could you be very Specific
by JakeBlues951 / February 21, 2009 1:11 PM PST


The question pertains to getting the Sony Bravia KDL 52w 4100 connected so I can play audio through the receiver speakers via my old Onkyo TX-SV434 tuner amplifier. I am pretty confident that I have the correct outgoing connection from the Sony Bravia as I have consulted the manual. However, given the age of the Onkyo TX-SV434 and that I don't have a manual I am not certain I have accessed the correct input. I have been trying the video 2 audio inputs and it hasn't worked. I am using a 3 pronged connector cable that has red, white and yellow. I am using the red and white to plug into the left and right- matching them at each end appropriately.

One thought is that I do have the BlueRay hooked up into the receiver via the video audio channel so it can play cd's. I don't think that should be an issue.

I appreciate your help.

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more info needed
by Pepe7 / February 22, 2009 12:24 AM PST

cable or sat box/make/models? anything else? Wink


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Connecting Sony TV and Old Onkyo receiver- Additional info
by JakeBlues951 / February 22, 2009 3:08 AM PST
In reply to: more info needed


It's a cable box- Comcast HDTV Compatible box- can't find a model number on it. Looked all over the back. But the sound should be coming in via the TV right so the cable box shouldn't make a difference right?



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by Pepe7 / February 22, 2009 3:31 AM PST

That helps Wink

In order for you to get sound from your cable box to the speakers connected to your old receiver, you shouldn't be 'backtracking' from the HDTV. In other words, it would be an analog audio connection (red/white audio out) from the back of the cable box to the old receiver. It's fine to use HDMI from the Comcast HD box to the HDTV so you can view the high def video feed. Just keep the sound muted on the TV, or on a lower volume to keep the balance with the other speakers.


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