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While not new to A/V in general and audio in particular I am being somewhat baffled by attempting to define the proper setup for my newly upgraded Home Theater system.
The components are as follows:
1. Sony KP57HW40 Wide Screen
2. Time Warner Digital Cable using a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2100 Box
3. Outlaw Audio 1050 receiver
4. Toshiba 5700 Progressive Scan DVD
5. Phillips Svideo VHS recorder
6. Polk Audio Fronts and Center
7. Mission sub and Surround
Here is the issue. The Outlaw does not support component Video switching (something I’ve never been a fan of anyhow) so I would use the Sony as the key video connection point but I really can’t figure out the correct coax/video connections. I am fairly comfortable I have the audio right but what is the best way for the video. I know I need a splitter somewhere, but where is the best point? Help please.
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I just bought the KP51HW40 over a month ago. Here's what you could do:

DVD player:
component out -> Video 5/6 component input
coax/optical digital audio out -> digital audio in on the Outlaw
analog audio L/R out -> L/R Video 5/6 audio input (this gives you DVD audio with the reciever off)

Phillips SVHS
S-Video out -> Video 1 S-video input.
audio L/R out -> Video 1 L/R audio input
audio L/R out -> L/R input on Outlaw

If your TW cable box is HD capable:
component out -> Video 5/6 component input
coax/optical digital audio out -> digital audio in on the Outlaw
analog audio L/R out -> L/R Video 5/6 audio input (this gives you cable audio with the reciever off)

Just my thoughts, I am no expert. I never understood the benefits of hooking video inputs into the reciever, maybe you could shed some light on that. Let me know what gives you the best performance.

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I think I have the audio and most of the video correct. I am wondering about the coax connections. This is what I think has to be done. Cable from cable company to splitter, One side of splitter to VHF/UHF on Sony (still have PIP on non digital) other side to cable box in. Cable box out Coax to VCR in. Does this seem right??
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I just have basic cable but from what I understand that should be the best way to hook it up. You might also consider coax out from the VCR to the aux in on the Sony so you hit the ANT button to switch from normal channels and scrambled channels (set the TV in Aux mode to channel 3 and use the cable box to change channels). Maybe the S-video would work on one of the inputs instead of the coax.

Check out the Sony forum on www.***************.com There is a lot of active discussions on the KP series.

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