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watch TV and listen to music same time

by mharvey2000 / January 20, 2014 12:46 AM PST

I have a RXA1020 Yamaha receiver. I would apprec specific wiring suggestions that would enable me to watch cable TV (without TV audio) while listening to music from my server or airplay. Thank you. Mike

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Run the video directly to the HDTV from the CATV box
by Pepe7 / January 20, 2014 4:37 AM PST

Just run the video connection (HDMI/DVI/Component RGB) directly from the cable box to the HDTV. Audio coukd still go from cable box to the Receiver via digital optical or digital coaxial, since audio is usually simultaneously output from all ports on most cable boxes. Sound normally doesn't turn off one port when used over another, for example, but is always 'hot'. This way you can select Airplay/Server and still see the video feed on the HDTV. You also won't lose any audio quality from the cable box since the highest quality is DD5.1, that also works over the digital optical or digital coaxial connection. Don't forget to mute the tv speakers Wink

Mapped out for you:

CATV box (HDMI out or Component out ) --> (HDMI or Component in) HDTV

CATV box (digital coaxial or digital optical out) --> (digital coaxial or digital optical in) Yamaha receiver

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(NT) Thank you. !!
by mharvey2000 / January 20, 2014 8:32 PM PST
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