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    Having trouble setting up home theatre Dashboard
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    Falvin

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Nov 03, 2005
    Posts: 2
    From: ny

      Posted: 2005-11-03 21:00



    Hi,

    I have a Sony KDF E60A20 television with the Sony HT-6800dp home theatre system.  I also have a sony DVD/CD player model DVP-nc675p and a pioneer voyager digital cable box. 

    I get great surround sound when I play a DVD, but I'm having trouble wiring it up so I can use the surround sound when i'm watching television.  I can't get anything out of any of the speakers or the subwoofer.

    My dvd player is hooked up to the receiver with an audio/video cord (red/white/yellow) and like I said is working fine.

    I have another set of audio/video cords, and a coaxial digital cord (orange) which I am not using at this time.


    My digital cable box has a digital audio out also, which is colored orange, if that helps any.


     


    Thanks, I appreciate any help that can be offered.


       


    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14283
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-11-04 15:28



    Welcome to Agoraquest!  Most of us here would recommend that you connect all video sources directly to your TV and audio sources directly to your receiver.  If your satellite box has an HDMI or DVI output, you might improve the video picture quality by connecting it to the HDMI input on your TV.  An alternative would be to connect component video cables from your satellite box to one of the component video inputs on your TV.  The other component video input on your TV should be connnected to your DVD player.  You shouldn't be using the composite video output.  Assuming that you use the satellite box to select the channel to be viewed, you should have the digital optical output connected to the VIDEO 2 digital opitcal input ony your receiver.  Use the orange cable that you have to connect your DVD player to the coaxial DVD input on your receiver.  In this configuration, it will be necessary to use the INPUT selector on the TV to select the video source and the INPUT buttons on the reciever's remote to select the audion input.  Press DVD to select the DVD player and VIDEO 2 to select the satellite box.



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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    Falvin

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Nov 03, 2005
    Posts: 2
    From: ny

      Posted: 2005-11-05 19:38

    Thanks man,

    It worked out wonderfully.  I'm going to be throwing my xbox 360 on there in 3ish weeks when it comes out-- and I bought the set with the High definition cables.  Any suggestions ahead of time onto how to hook that up?  Is there anything I need to get in advance so I can be ready?


       
    jehill
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    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14283
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2005-11-06 12:06

    I am happy to have been of assistance!  Are both of the component video inputs on your KDFE60A20 now in use?  If so, you will have to route one of the inputs through your HT-6800DP so that you can also connect your xbox 360 to your HT-6800DP.  This is contrary to my previous advice, but its the simplest way to accommodate three component video inputs.  If the cables that you purchased for your xbox 360 include an optical audio output, you will want to connect it as well as the component video cables.  That means that you will need another optical cable.

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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    yoyo1972

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Jan 08, 2006
    Posts: 11
    From: USA

      Posted: 2006-01-08 11:11

    You can find a solution to your problem in: http://www.fixya.com/Product.aspx?prdid=228830


       
    Maxxwire
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    Rank: Sony Adept


    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26074
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA

      Posted: 2006-01-08 15:39

    yoyo1972- Simply refering someone to a search engine does not solve their specific problem.

    If you have done the research and found a solution to this particular problem we would like to hear it.

    ~Maxx~

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    A Satisfied Sony Fan Since 1974!



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