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HDTV newbie need some help

Old 01-08-06, 03:39 PM
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HDTV newbie need some help

Going to my father's to help him set up his new HDTV & Home Theatre System. Here's the equipment: He bought a 40 inch Samsung LCD and plans on buying a home theatre in a box (where the DVD player and receiver are 1 unit, as opposed to separate from each other). He is also planning on picking up an HD DVR from his local cable company.

Couple questions:

1. Exactly what cables and how many does he need? I was thinking he needed an optical audio cable, component video cable (1?)
2. Where does HDMI come into play? If the receiver supports HDMI should I be buying an HDMI cable to hook the receiver to the TV?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-08-06, 06:04 PM
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If he is buying a home theater in a box you do not need an optical cable.

If the tv accepts hdmi and the htib receiver outputs hdmi then that would be a good choice.
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Old 01-08-06, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
If he is buying a home theater in a box you do not need an optical cable.

If the tv accepts hdmi and the htib receiver outputs hdmi then that would be a good choice.
But where does the connection to the HD DVR come into play in terms of HDMI/DVI?
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Old 01-08-06, 08:41 PM
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I think Brian forgot about the HD receiver. Your other thread has all the answers, so I won't repeat them, to save confusion.
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