2 hdmi and 1 component equals 3 devices. You could use a hdmi splitter/switcher but personally I think they are over-price.
Hello all, I recently bought a new TV and was hoping for a liitle advice on hooking up my components.
The TV is a Samsung HL-T61876
My DVD player us an RCA DRC8052N , wich has an HDMI slot, a coax out for audio, and a component slot.
My HD Cable box/DVR is a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HD , which has an HDMI slot, coax and optical audio out, and component hookup.
My reciever is an RCA RT2760, wich has no HDMI slot, just an optical and a coax slot for digital sound.
I also have an XBox 360, wich connects through components, and an optical audio.
I really do not fuuly grasp HDMI, so any help would be greatly appreciated. I am thinking this will be my set-up:
I will connect the cable/dvr box to the TV through HDMI
I will connect the DVD player to the TV through another HDMI
I will connect the Xbox 360 to the TV via component cables.
Here is where I get especially lost. 3 devices and only 2 slots on the reciever.Does this mean I will need some sort of splitter, or am I not fully grasping the benefit the HDMI ports can give me?
Thanks in advance for any advice.