Originally Posted by doglife1
I'm new here. I have an SC-68.
Can someone tell me how to post a question to the SC-68 "official thread" without just making a "reply" top a previous comment?
One question I have is about "Input Setup" menu. The options seem to be for HDMI, coax, optical, and component. On the back of the SC-68 there are inputs for HDMI, RCA, and only TWO Optical inputs but NO inputs I can see for for coax or component. So, why can you select a coax or component input on the menu when there are no physical coax or component inputs on the back of the SC-68? and,
How can you select on the menu an input for regular composite source (red/black) RCA jacks that so many of my devices have?
Several of my source devices (cable box, DVD) output both HDMI and RCA outputs - but do not output optical or component. As I understand it, I need to input BOTH the HDMI (to provide a source to Z1 and Z4) and also the RCA inputs (to provide an analog source for Z2 and Z4). Do I have this right? If so, how do I select for RCA inputs? and
I am not sure if I understand what you are trying to achieve and I don't use multi-zones so can't help there. But if you look at the back for sc-68, you will find 3 sets of components input on the top left and 2 coax input next to 2 optical input towards the right under HDMI OUT 1 and OUT 2. However, even your DVD or cable box may have HDMI, RCA and/or component output all available, chances are that they only output to one interface at any time. It means that you choose to connect to either RCA or HDMI (or component) but not both.
If you look closer to those input on the back of sc-68, for example, the IN1 component is marked for DVD and the IN1 coax is also marked for DVD, and there is one set of RCA which is marked for DVD as well. That means you can only choose one format to connect to your DVD device and you shouldn't connect them all at the same time. Your DVD probably won't support multiple output at the same time and sc-68 probably won't take multiple input from the same device at the same time. Although, I am not sure what will happen to you DVD and sc-68 if you do connect them all together at the same time. I wouldn't recommend that as it's not designed to operate in that way for any device as far as I know.
edit: As a matter of fact, you will find HDMI IN1 is also marked for DVD. It means that you can choose either HDMI, component, RCA or coax, to connect to your DVD but choose only one out of the four. HDMI, component, coax and optical inputs are all "assignable" if you want to map them differently but that still won't help you.Edited by soniky - 2/19/13 at 2:22pm