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    Home theater receiver question

    I'm about to buy an Onkyo TX-SR576 receiver. I'll be getting a flat-screen TV sooner or later, but for now I only have a standard-def tube with only component inputs. I'm surprised I can't figure this out, but I'm honestly not sure if I can plug this receiver straight into my television with component video and audio connections and have it work. I don't (and won't) have a surround sound setup, so I'm not wiring individual speakers into the receiver, just using the TV speakers.

    Here's a picture of the back. I assume the component A/V column on the left (in the white shading) is what I would use. Can anyone confirm that? Also, anyone have this receiver? Thanks.

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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    Does you TV have an AUDIO output or HDMI out?

    You can definitely run your DVD/gaming system through this.



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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    ok, so why are you trying to run component video from your tv to your receiver? Especially if you aren't running any individual speakers?



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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    are you trying to connect more than one thing using component video and your tv only has one input?



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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    Those HDMI inputs are key now, that is the best connection. Nice choice, you have 3 inputs and 1 output, which is great. The output goes to your TV, the 3 inputs are assignable, so you put whatever there. They are on the top left of the receiver, looking at it from the back as in the picture.


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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    I also think that receiver will work just fine with your current equipment.


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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    No, no- I want to plug my DVD player and Xbox 360 (both HDMI) and maybe my separate FM tuner into the receiver, then have the receiver output the appropriate signals to my TV through a composite video/stereo connection. If the digital-to-analog thing wouldn't work for some reason, I can use composite connections for the Xbox and DVD.

    I just want to use my TV speakers as output for any audio that I input to the receiver; that's all I'm asking about.


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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    I am certainly not an expert but I don't think you can do HDMI in and use component and stereo audio out. It would cool if it would work but since HDMI carries both audio and video I doubt it can separate that into component out (video) and stereo out. And I also don't think you can use audio out from your receiver into your TV and have it play through the TV speakers. Maybe it will all work, but that is my take on your situation.



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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    Quote Originally Posted by bhoodjer View Post
    I am certainly not an expert but I don't think you can do HDMI in and use component and stereo audio out. It would cool if it would work but since HDMI carries both audio and video I doubt it can separate that into component out (video) and stereo out. And I also don't think you can use audio out from your receiver into your TV and have it play through the TV speakers. Maybe it will all work, but that is my take on your situation.
    I agree. This won't work using HDMI.

    I think this is how you'll want to run it.

    For video
    Xbox Component to Onkyo Component Video In 2
    DVD Component to Onkyo Component Video In 1 (DVD)
    Onkyo Component Video Out to TV Component Video in

    For Sound
    I don't know what options the DVD player, TV and Xbox have for sound but but worse case scenario you could use composite all the way around.


    This will all be a lot easier once you get a TV with HDMI



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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    Maybe I'm missing something but why even run any of this through the A/V receiver? It's not going to improve video or audio quality. It sounds like you're just using the receiver as a straight pass through for both audio and video. Maybe I'm missing something?



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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    I didn't read the specs of your receiver. But a thing to consider is if you are running your dvd and xbox via HDMI cables, and if you happen to run something into your receiver with component cables your receiver will need to have the capability of being able to convert those into one output. Some of the cheaper models you'd have to run an ouput for HDMI cables, and an output for your component cables. I had this problem and so I had to have ps3 and hd cable box hooked into my receiver via component cables and therefore have one set of component cables running to my tv and everything is ran through my receiver. So I let that take control of my sound and my ps3/dvd/wii/cdplayer. The TV does not output any sound and I don't have to change input on tv just receiver.



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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    The receiver is pretty much gonna be a waste unless u need an expensive paper weight. If u really need a switch for your compontent hookups just buy a cheap one off of monoprice.com instead of an expensive receiver.


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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    Those HDMI inputs are key now, that is the best connection. Nice choice, you have 3 inputs and 1 output, which is great. The output goes to your TV, the 3 inputs are assignable, so you put whatever there. They are on the top left of the receiver, looking at it from the back as in the picture.
    Agreed. It was my first thought when I saw the receiver. You're setting yourself up nicely for when you upgrade to an HDTV.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something but why even run any of this through the A/V receiver? It's not going to improve video or audio quality. It sounds like you're just using the receiver as a straight pass through for both audio and video. Maybe I'm missing something?
    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDog View Post
    The receiver is pretty much gonna be a waste unless u need an expensive paper weight. If u really need a switch for your compontent hookups just buy a cheap one off of monoprice.com instead of an expensive receiver.
    I don't want to have my Xbox and DVD connected over component, since they both have HDMI; that's just what I have to do as a stopgap measure until I can afford an HDTV. As for why I want to run this through my receiver, it's because at bare minimum, I have two A/V devices but only one set of inputs. The receiver lets me switch between the two without switching cables, and it also lets me get rid of my standalone FM tuner.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Agreed. It was my first thought when I saw the receiver. You're setting yourself up nicely for when you upgrade to an HDTV.
    That's exactly why I'm getting it. It has quite a few options I can't use right now, but it'll be a great receiver that will continue to be useful even after I'm done with school and have a nicer living arrangement. When I get an HDTV, I can use the HDMI capabilities. When I move somewhere larger, I can get a 7.1 setup.


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    Re: Home theater receiver question

    It can be done. We have a 1080P projector and an older projectopr TV. We had to add an extra cable to get the old TV sound to work properly and we used an optical cable at one point. Yet you can run one device at a time. We had the majority of our truoble with the sancity oif bends on the 50 ft HDMI cable to the projector. We used a RFI remote extender that goes through walls. One RF battery coat for big controller and one for smaller controller that came with our reciver. We use the little controller upstairs so we can control the receiver in the basement (had to take a component cable back upstairs to the newer TV). Same picture being sent but you can use on multiple floors. We also have a remote keyboard available that sends signals through floors. We had a Onkyo 875 (ran very hot with a great video chip) but sent it back for Denon 3808 (lesser video chip). Seems to work fine. Just took time to hook it up for Olympics and football. We run a Playstation 3 for blu ray and an XBox 360, a HDMI cable box, a 400 cd changer through the system. I know someone who put a 320 gb harddrive in their XBox to replace the very small XBox harddrive. He can keep more demos then.


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