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How to connect HDTV

by telarika / January 17, 2012 10:54 AM PST

I recently bought an HDTV with built in wifi channels like hulu and I have an existing AV receiver. How can I connect the HDTV to the receiver so that I hear the streaming channels through the home theater?

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why not provide the make/model number?
by Pepe7 / January 17, 2012 12:14 PM PST
In reply to: How to connect HDTV

Since we aren't mind readers, it would really help to learn the make/model number.

If your HDTV can do digital optical output, you might be able to connect it this way. The whole situation is a bit of a mess though.

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more info
by telarika / January 22, 2012 12:04 PM PST
In reply to: How to connect HDTV

Sorry about that. The TV is a <span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> LG Infinia 55LW5600 LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV. I think it has 4 HDMI ports (one with ARC) and 2 component ports. I do not have a cable box (have been using a Roku box on other TV in the house) so I use the Smart TV function on the TV. I would like to connect the TV to a Yamaha RX-V661 A/V receiver but am unsure how to make the connection to get the sound from the TV to the receiver. Do I need to use the HDMI with ARC port? Will that work with the older receiver I have?
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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Also, with my old TV, I had a DVD player (older LG model, not sure of number) connected through the receiver via component cables (component cables were used both from DVD player to receiver and receiver to TV). When I make the same connections now, I get audio from the DVD player but no video. Do I need to switch both connections to HDMI in this case or am I doing something else wrong? (let me know if you need the exact model number and I'll track it down)
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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Thank you!

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With ARC
by Pepe7 / January 22, 2012 12:56 PM PST
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All components involved need to have ARC enabled. That rules out your Yamaha. Look in the LG user manual to see what the maximum allowed signal is when you connect via digital optical back to the receiver. More often than not it is 2.0 ;(.

The thing about component cables (RGB) is, they only do video, not audio. You must have been using either analog (R/W) or digital optical/digital coaxial to send along your sound to the old system. I would connect via Component & digital optical if possible. See if that works. Another method to try is component directly to the new HDTV, but digital optical to the receiver.

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Use Digital Optical - Toslink
by everetjohn / January 23, 2012 6:28 AM PST
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We covered this ;)
by Pepe7 / January 23, 2012 11:57 PM PST

See my replies above

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