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Home Entertainment System

by LyleMata / June 17, 2006 11:12 AM PDT

Assistence needed:
What is the best way to hookup the following to an older TV with one S-Video input and two composite hookups? Receiver is Yamaha HTR5890.
Would like to connect Satellite Receiver, DVD player, VCR(to watch and record).
Should I bypass the Receiver completely for VCR video and go to the composite video and connect to the receiver with VCR sound only?
Any help will be appreciated.


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Use the Yamaha
by sirroundsound / June 18, 2006 4:32 AM PDT

You just connect everything into the Yamaha, then video out from the Yamaha to the TV. If you are using both s-video and composite video you may have to use both inputs on your tv.
Some TV's will auto detect, and the s-video signal will over ride the composite, you can test this and try to just use one input, but you may find you have to use 2 on the TV. Eventually your VCR will go away, tapes have been replaced with PVR's, and now DVD recorders are also available.
You will want a new TV with component video connections at some point.

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VCR connection
by LyleMata / June 19, 2006 4:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Use the Yamaha

In order to record to the VCR, will I need two S-Video cables ( In and out) to the VCR as well as Two audio cables between the Yamaha and VCR?

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by sirroundsound / June 19, 2006 8:42 AM PDT
In reply to: VCR connection

The back of the Yamaha should have a "VCR in" and a "VCR out". to be able to record you would have to have both of these plugged into your VCR

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