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it aint easy to me...

by loumart313 / March 5, 2013 4:39 PM PST

can someone tell me the best way to hook up my cable box,sony dvd/surround,and blue ray player and tv.. they each only have one hdmi input. 1. scientific atlanta hd converter/recorder Explorer 8300hd 2.sony dvd receiver-surround sound model #HCD-HDX501W 3.samsung blue ray player #BP-P4600/XAA 4.emerson lcd# LC190EM2

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Re: connecting
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 5, 2013 4:48 PM PST
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If all they have is a hdmi-input, and no other inputs, and no outputs, you can't connect them. To connect you need an output and an input.

Kees

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This might work
by Pepe7 / March 5, 2013 11:31 PM PST
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If you can't find a way to add a proper receiver or AV device with more inputs, you could try the following solution to tide you over. I'm not convinced it will work perfectly (with sound available from all), but it's worth a shot IMO.

Sci Atla (Component out- RGB) -->> (Component in- RGB) Emerson LCD
Sci Atla (digital coaxial out) --> (digital coaxial in) Sony DVD AV

Blu Ray (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) LCD HDTV
Blu Ray (digital optical out) -> (digital optical in) Sony DVD AV

You wouldn't necessarily need to use any video connection at all from the Sony to the Emerson since the Blu Ray player (connected to the Emerson as I've suggested above) could also play back DVDs in addition to Blu Ray discs.

Getting the settings/inputs right on all devices to make this happen is the trick.

Let us know how you it goes.

-Pedro

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Use Sony Configuration Wizard
by kfalls / July 10, 2013 6:19 AM PDT
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Go to http://esupport.sony.com/ and select the Sony HTIB and then select the configuration guide. It will ask what components you want to connect and their types of connection then will provide a hookup diagram you can follow.

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First of all...
by Pepe7 / July 10, 2013 7:26 AM PDT

...this is an old thread. Second of all, if you see what I suggested, it's not as straight forward as other types of connections as the OP has inquired. The resource you posted won't help in this regard unfortunately ;(.

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