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Connect HDTV, HD cable TV, DVD/VCR Combo and Home Theater

This connection involves an HDTV, HD cable TV receiver, DVD/VCR recorder combo and Home Theater with DVD.


o HD Cable TV Receiver
o Standard VHS stereo VCR and DVD Recorder.
o Home Theater with Loudspeakers and DVD Player
o Audio/Video RCA cables (1-yellow, 1-red & 1-white audio).
o HDMI cables o RF coaxial cables (RG-6).


• built-in stereo speakers

• A/V inputs, including:
• 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 front)
• 1 S-video
• RF input for antenna/cable signals
• 2 HDMI inputs
• 2 Component video

HD Cable TV box with DVR

Component video
Composite video/audio
SPDIF digital audio


• Standard VHS VCR Hi-Fi Stereo
• Standard DVD Recorder
• ATSC Tuner
• Composite audio/video inputs and outputs
• Video
System NTSC


Audio/Video Composite - x1 (RCA)

Audio/Video Composite - x1 (RCA)
Component video - x1
Digital audio

Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz

Home Theater with DVD

• Audio Inputs

Analog audio left and right
Dolby Digital 5.1 digital audio (SPDIF)

Hook up DIAGRAM - HDTV, DVD Recorder/VCR Combo, Home Theater, Cable TV

Cables Connections and explanation:

A Cable TV service is used to receive TV programs.

1. Connect Audio/Video cables (yellow, white and red) from cable TV box output to DVD/VCR inputs (yellow, white, red). When recording, select LINE INPUT using remote for DVD/VCR box. Cable box has capability to "Copy to VCR" from DVR. Copying from DVR to DVD/VCR recorder may not work in LIVE mode but rather after TV program is already on Hard Disk. Some cable boxes may not have simultaneous video output when HDMI is connected. Therefore, when archiving TV programs to DVD/VCR, disconnect HDMI from cable box if required.

2. Connect yellow video cable from DVD/VCR output to TV Input (yellow). Select proper TV Input to view using remote for TV.

3. Connect audio RCA cables (white, red) from Audio OUT on DVD/VCR recorder to A/V inputs on HDTV or analog audio inputs on Home Theater.

4. Connect HDMI cables from cable box and Home Theater to HDTV HDMI inputs.

5. Connect digital audio cable from cable box to Home Theater digital audio input for surround sound.

Why would you want this configuration?

o To view TV shows.
o To record TV shows to VHS recorder or DVD Recorder.
o Play recordings to TV.
o Listen to sound on loudspeakers.

What can you do with this configuration?

o Watch TV, record TV shows and play back, watch DVD-Video with surround sound.

What settings do you need for this configuration?
The TV, VHS recorder and DVD recorder will need to be set to the proper input depending on your source. Select proper input source on the TV to watch VHS, DVD or TV. Select proper input source on VCR to record TV. The input sources can be selected usually by using the remote control buttons for the respective devices. Buttons such as LINE or VIDEO or AUX or INPUT SELECT or an actual channel such as 93 or 00 or 99 depending on your brand. Consult owner's manual here.

When turned ON, the DVD/VCR will output on the three RCA cables to the TV. Set the TV to LINE input to view the DVD/VCR output. Use INPUT SELECT or VIDEO or AUX button on the TV remote control to select the proper input source.

Select proper LINE INPUT to record on the DVD recorder or the VCR.

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