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Connecting HD DVR, Home Theater System and HDTV

I want to get an HDTV. I am doing some research and hope to pull the trigger soon. I know I will have to upgrade to Time Warner's SA 8300 HDDVR. I currently have a 4 yr old Panasonic SC-HT 900 home theater system which I would like to keep - works fine and not in the market for an HD or Blu Ray DVD player.

My goal is to be able to use the home theater system as an audio source when watching TV. I currently have this set up with my current SDDVR.

I have spent some time looking at the connection "how to" diagrams at the scientfic atlanta website. In order to meet my goal, it appears that I will need to use component connections. My home theater system does not have any HDMI connections and only 1 component connection.

My read is that I will not have enough component connections to make this work, correct? These are the connections I have available on my home theater system:

1 x Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear, 3 x Audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear, 1 x Composite video output ( RCA phono ) - Rear, 1 x S-Video output ( RCA phono ) - Rear, 1 x Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear, 1 x SPDIF input ( TOS Link ) - Rear

I want to be able to maximize my HD investment without having to buy a whole new entertainment system.

Any thoughts, advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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