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Just picked up a AVR-1610 from Best Buy. I don't have expanded cable, just the basic networks you get for $10 from Comcast.


I hooked my cable into the one port on the back that would take coaxial cable, but when I change the input on the receiver to "TV", I don't get any audio/video (nor can I really change channels or anything like that).


FWIW, I've got a wii, dvd player, iPhone up and working fine, it's just the Cable TV I can't figure out.


Do I have to have a cable box to watch tv through the Denon? Am I just doing something stupid?
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum. The Denon does not have a Tv internal tuner, the coax cable needs to be connected to the Tv. Then connect an audio optical cable or rca cable out from Tv to the denon.
 

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What audio output does it have? What model Tv set?

For more info and any questions on your new denon 1610, visit the 1610/590 Owner's thread .

It's a Vizio vw32l from 2007. It doesn't have any type of audio out.



Unfortunately, I don't really have interest in buying $50/mo cable (to get a cable box) and I don't have the $$ right now to get a new TV or something like that. I'm perfectly happy watching network tv (mostly watch DVDs and hulu/boxee anyway).
 

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Do you have an old VCR in the closet you can use as a TV tuner?


If not, you can probably snag one for about $5.
 

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It's a Vizio vw32l from 2007. It doesn't have any type of audio out.

Most HDTVs have an optical out, which should include yours as well from looking at the Owners Manual. Check the back of the display for the optical jack on the far right. Connect an optical cable from that to the 1610.
 

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Check the back of the display for the optical jack on the far right. Connect an optical cable from that to the 1610.

That appears to be a coax antenna connection (not an optical out jack).

Ref #9 DTV/TV (CABLE/ANTENNA) Connect to an antenna or digital cable (out-of-the-wall, not from Cable Box) for Digital TV. (page 9 in OM)
 

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That appears to be a coax antenna connection (not an optical out jack).

Ref #9 DTV/TV (CABLE/ANTENNA) Connect to an antenna or digital cable (out-of-the-wall, not from Cable Box) for Digital TV. (page 9 in OM)

Yup, that's cable in not optical out. I confirmed that there's no audio out in the manual.


Might see if I could just sell this thing on craigslist and buy a new cheap LCD that has audio out.


Will have to wait a month or two though.
 

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Yup, that's cable in not optical out. I confirmed that there's no audio out in the manual.


Might see if I could just sell this thing on craigslist and buy a new cheap LCD that has audio out.

Yeah, with no audio-out on the TV, your options are pretty much:


1) Replace TV

2) Get cable-box

3) Get 3rd-party box with a digital tuner, such as a TIVO.
 
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