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Connect a Blu-ray HD disc Player and a High-Def cable TV box to a HDTV. 


o Digital Cable TV signal source IN.
o HDTV set.
o Two RF coaxial cables.
o One Component Video cable.
o One HDMI audio/video cable.
o One Stereo audio cable.
o Blu-ray disc Player.
o Digital cable HD- TV converter box.

This hookup has no surround sound.

Look here for surround sound hookup.

Why would you want this configuration?
You want to play a Blu-ray High-Def disc (movie) and do not have a surround sound processor and you want to watch High-Def TV from your cable TV provider.

What can you do with this configuration?

o Play a Blu-ray disc and watch on HDTV
o Watch TV and HDTV shows.

Audio is via the TV speakers.


  1. RF cable (coaxial), which carries the digital and analog signal to your Set Top Box
  2. RF cable, which carries the analog signal to your Television
  3. HDMI cable, which carries the digital video and audio signals of Set Top Box to your HDTV
  4. Component cable, which allows you to watch Blu-ray disc High Definition video
  5. RCA Stereo cable, which carries sound output from your Blu-ray disc player to your HDTV

To Use:

  • To watch your Set Top Box using the HDMI connection type:

    • Turn on your Television and Set Top Box
    • Select the proper input on your Television by using the input select button on your Television remote (please refer to your television manual to know which one of your television's AV input is dedicated to the HDMI input)

  • To watch your Blu-ray disc player using the Component video connection:

    • Turn on your HDTV and Blu-ray disc Player
    • Select the Component video input on your HDTV by using your TV remote
    • Play your Blu-ray movie disc on your Blu-ray Player

If your HDTV has two (or more) HDMI inputs, you can hookup a HDMI connection from your Blu-ray Player to your HDTV instead of a Component video hookup.

If your cable TV converter does not have HDMI output, you can hookup a Component video cable and a stereo RCA 2-channel cable to your HDTV.

Note: Blu-ray players typically have HDMI output, however it is important to understand the version of HDMI your player has, since HDMI has undergone many enhancements since inception. HDMI version 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have certain capabilities which may limit your level of performance. See HDMI Versions for more information.

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