Originally Posted by backofthepack
Ok, I am back in the land of confusion...Input 5 has the component wires that I have disconnected from the 2160? How do connect the audio wires from the cable box? do I just use the red/white cables? I guess my problems stems from my not understanding how it all ties together with the Y cables from the cable box to the TV?
What am I plugging the other end of the component wires to? I get the Y L/R out to the 2160 L/R Audio In. I am confused as the other Y L/R from the cable box, do I plug the Red/White wires into the TV input 5 and have nothing in the video cables? (because I'm using "S" video to the 2160? or because the 2160 is connected to the TV via an HDMI?). Hope I am making a little sense. LOL.
Oh good. You still have the component wires hooked up to Input 5. Those go into the cable box red/green/blue video outputs on the bottom row. Now, you see how there's a red and white connection just to the left of the video ones you just hooked up (on the cable box)? I'm talking about the ones in the BOTTOM row. Those are your stereo audio outputs. Hook a Y splitter into EACH of these. Once you've done this, you'll have 4 places to hook wires into instead of just 2.
IGNORE THE COLORS on the Y splitters now. What is important is that you:
- Connect RED wires to both the red and white holes from the LEFT Y splitter
- Connect WHITE wires to both the red and white holes from the RIGHT Y splitter
What you will wind up with is two pairs of stereo wires coming off the back of the cable box which overlap one another (looks like two overlapping V's).
One pair of those wires (doesn't matter which) needs to go into the BOTTOM two holes on TV's Input 5. Here, you want to match RED with RED and WHITE with WHITE.
The other pair of wires goes to the audio IN on the 2160 (again RED with RED and WHITE with WHITE). The audio IN on the 2160 is JUST TO THE RIGHT of the ANTENNA OUT.
To test your connections, you'll want to make sure you've got picture and sound when you have your cable box ON and your TV set to Input 5. If you have a favorite HD channel, tune to that and see how the picture looks (it should be coming thru in HD quality now). To test your 2160 connections, leave the cable box ON, but switch to input 7. Hit your 2160's remote "Source" button until it says "L1" on the front. You should have picture and sound.
When you test for sound on each of the above, make sure you listen for both LEFT and RIGHT audio.