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post #11 of 81 Old 12-22-09, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

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I have a question about hooking up STB's. Your advice is to connect HDMI to the TV directly and run digital audio from the STB to the receiver. If I understand correctly that would require choosing the input on the TV with the HDMI to see the picture and selecting the correct receiver output to hear the sound. Then if you wanted to watch Blu-Ray I assume you would change the input on the TV to the one the receiver is connected to and selecting the Blu-Ray output on the receiver to view the show.
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What's wrong with this, HDMI from the STB, and Blu-Ray to the receiver, and then HDMI from the receiver to the TV for watching home theater, and component video and analog audio from the STB to the TV for simple direct STB to TV viewing. This would allow one input on the TV for all material played through the receiver which is IMHO a more simple and less confusing (to people other than the HT's owner) set-up.
Yes this is another option, But this option requires you to always have the receiver on in order to just watch TV the other option means that the receiver does not have to be on.

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

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I don't believe my second option requires the receiver to be on to just watch TV. To clarify I was suggesting running component video and analog audio from the corresponding outputs on the STB directly to the corresponding inputs on the TV, the receiver is not in the loop.

In the high fidelity first option with HDMI from STB, and or Blu-Ray to receiver then on to HDMI on TV, that would require the receiver and be used when I want best possible sound.

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

There is no difference in audio quality between HDMI and optical from a STB as STB's do not have DTS MA or TruHD they only do Dolby digital.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Crazy question here, please feel free to move it if it's not in the right place....

**This is not my home setup, but a special setup to show a movie at my church.**

I need to use an old Yamaha HTR 5560 6.1 AV Receiver to a set of PA speakers. I am not sure of the overall Ohm load as someone replaced all the old drivers with new 8 ohm drivers and hooked it all up in parallel with fuses.

What I am thinking of doing is setting the 5560 into it's "6 channel stereo" mode to try to bi-amp these speakers. Worse case scenario, I destroy the 5560, but would rather not. Any thoughts.

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Without knowing what the original person did to the speakers when he replace the drivers it would be tough to say but my personal opinion is to try it at a low volume for about an hour and then raise it slowly giving it some time to see if it causes heat to build up in the receiver.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Thanks Tony, sounds like good advice...I'll give it a shot! David
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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Actually, I misspoke. Instead of Bi-amp I should have said "bridged". Unless you believe this is highly dangerous I'm going to do as you suggested, low volume for an hour and check for heat. Thanks again, David
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Re: How to hook up your receiver properly

Does the receiver have a bridged mode? Not very common. If the speakers have an input for the lows and an input for the highs you may need an external crossover unless they are close together like most Home speakers that simply have a jumper between the two sets of binding posts.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Awesome! Is there any way to print this out?
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Yes, Just go into "file" at the top left of the internet window and select print.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
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