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Hello everyone. This is my set up, Toshiba 40 RV525U, Denon AVR 488 HTIB, PS3, XBOX and Comcast Cable box, kids also have Wii, but not worried about that right now. My TV has 3 HDMI ports and the stereo has 2. However, this Denon model does not allow audio to pass through HDMI, just video. I'm not really sure how to hook all this up. I've tried with no avail over the weekend. I have the next two days off and would like to get it up and running. The cables that I have available here at my house are 2 optical toslink cables and 3 HDMI cables. What do I need to do make this work. Sorry for my ignorance. Just not getting it.. Any guidance would be appreciated. Also the Denon manual is online if needed.

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Hello everyone. This is my set up, Toshiba 40 RV525U, Denon AVR 488 HTIB, PS3, XBOX and Comcast Cable box, kids also have Wii, but not worried about that right now. My TV has 3 HDMI ports and the stereo has 2. However, this Denon model does not allow audio to pass through HDMI, just video. I'm not really sure how to hook all this up. I've tried with no avail over the weekend. I have the next two days off and would like to get it up and running. The cables that I have available here at my house are 2 optical toslink cables and 3 HDMI cables. What do I need to do make this work. Sorry for my ignorance. Just not getting it.. Any guidance would be appreciated. Also the Denon manual is online if needed.

Thanks in advance

Kevin

Here's what I'd do :


ps3 -----> hdmi out to tv ; optical out to receiver

xbox -----> component out to tv ; optical out to receiver

Cable box (if hdmi out use it)-->component out to tv ; stereo rca to receiver


Thats about as simple as it gets. Its just a matter of switching inputs on your tv/receiver depending on what your watching.

Hope this helps.
 

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If the cable box has a coaxial digital output I would connect that to the Denon.

If you can watch cable programming with the option of 5.1 surround sound I would use the optical cable for your cable box and the rca's for your xbox.
 

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Thank You for all the help so far. I have the Cable Box and PS3 hooked up to the TV using HDMI cables and both are hooked to the Denon with optical cables. Looks and sounds great. Picked this Denon up at CC for $219 on a open box deal, so I was worried something may have been wrong or whatever. Now my question is I still have my kids Xbox 360 and the Wii. How can I hook these two up as well with high def quality. I have both of the supplied connectors. Do I connect these to the tv or to the stereo. And I have no more optical imputs on the stereo so should I use the coax 1 and 2? Buy different cables or what? Lead me to the promis land . You all are wonderful.

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Now my question is I still have my kids Xbox 360 and the Wii. How can I hook these two up as well with high def quality. I have both of the supplied connectors. Do I connect these to the tv or to the stereo. And I have no more optical inputs on the stereo so should I use the coax 1 and 2?
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If your 360 is newer it will have an hdmi out you can connect to your tv. If it is older you need the hi-def audio video pack that connects using component cables. To connect your wii you could use the supplied rca's or for a better picture the optional wii component video cable.

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As HDMI Guy suggested use a digital coax cable from your cable box to receiver. This frees up an optical input for your 360. As for your wii connect to your receiver using rca's.
 
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