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Old 12-10-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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how would you hook this up?

Got a new TV and I'm trying to figure out what the best way to hook everything up.

Samsung 50" Plasma - 2 HDMI inputs
HD Cable box - hdmi out
XBOX - hdmi out
Receiver/DVD player - HDMI out (no hdmi ins, only component ins)
Computer (Currents on vga but I would like HDMI)

So how should I do this?

Ideally everything would go into my receiver via HDMI and 1 out to my TV and that would act as the source selector but unfortunately it doesn't have the ins
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
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Got a new TV and I'm trying to figure out what the best way to hook everything up.

Samsung 50" Plasma - 2 HDMI inputs
HD Cable box - hdmi out
XBOX - hdmi out
Receiver/DVD player - HDMI out (no hdmi ins, only component ins)
Computer (Currents on vga but I would like HDMI)

So how should I do this?

Ideally everything would go into my receiver via HDMI and 1 out to my TV and that would act as the source selector but unfortunately it doesn't have the ins
Not really sure why you have a receiver with HDMI out and no in, I guess it is a HTIB and not a 1080p switching receiver.

The easiest way to do this would be to replace the receiver with a 3 HDMI input 1080p switching receiver.

This is kind of a mess without that. It is going to be much easier for you to run component and digital audio to the receiver and from there to the tv. I can explain how to do it with HDMI but it is just a mess and the control is going to be terrible.

Cable Box to Receiver: Component Video / Digital Audio
XBOX to Receiver: Component Video / Digital Audio
Computer to Display: Direct
Computer to Receiver: Mini to Stereo adapter Audio

Receiver to Display: Component Video
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:58 PM   #3
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they arent the prettiest things in the world but they are cheap and get the job done:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...09&cp_id=10110
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