Originally Posted by TNVOL
If I connect a DISH DVR, a Toshiba HD DVD, and a Samsung Blu Ray by BOTH a HDMI cable AND also Component Video/Analog Audio cables THEN will the VSX-01 send out the Component HD Video and audio to a 2nd TV in a room right below where the receiver will sit?
I would like for the main room to be hooked up by the HDMI to the TV but still send the same signals out by the Component Cables to another room's TV. So as long as I have both HDMI and Component cables running into the Pioneer then will the Pioneer output signal by BOTH the HDMI and Component Outputs?
It is possible but you will have to use twice the inputs (2x3) for your 3 devices on the receiver.
1 - Use HDMI connections for the following inputs:
Bluray player --> BD
HD-DVD player --> HDMI1
Dish DVR --> HDMI2
2- Use component connection for following inputs:
Bluray player --> DVD, assign Component1, Coax1 (assuming that your bluray player has Coax out available)
HD-DVD player --> TV SAT, assign Component2, Optical1
Dish DVR --> DVR1, assign Component3, Optical2
You can see the various connection combinations on page 70 of the manual http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/St...ctions0523.pdf
For each input using the component connections 2), make sure to enable Video conversion by hitting Video Parameter
button on the remote and set AV. Conv
. This will enable the video to be displayed through the HDMI output of the receiver when an input using component is selected. I would also set the video parameter RES
so the receiver will pass through the video unchanged.
With the connections above, the TV in the main room should be connected to the HDMI output of the receiver. The TV in the second should be connected to the component output of the receiver.
When you just want to watch the TV in the main room only
, just select any input from connections 1) above. The picture should be nicer in general since it's connected through HDMI.
When you want to watch on both TVs at the same time or just the TV in the second room, just select any input from connections 2) above.
Hope this helps.