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Topic # 29484 8-Jan-2009 19:34
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Hi there,
Yesterday we just purchased a new plasma and home theatre system - a Panasonic TH-50PY800AZ 50", Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver and a Jamo sound system. Currently trying to set everything up, but having a little trouble. The system is set up so that there is an HDMI cable going from the HDMI out on the receiver to the HDMI 1 input on the TV. The DVD Player, Sky TV and VCR are all plugged into the DVD, cable/satellite and VCR plugs respectively (on the receiver) - these are all composite plugs. My Xbox 360 is also plugged into the Component 1 input on the receiver.
The problem is that we cannot get a video signal when trying to use the DVD Player, Sky TV etc. We set it to the relevent input on the receiver and channel on the TV (HDMI 1), and we can hear the sound coming through the surround speakers (e.g disney channel if set to Sky, movie on a DVD etc) but no video comes through. However the Xbox 360 works fine and looks great. Any help is much appreciated.
Cheers,
Daniel

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 188292 8-Jan-2009 21:30
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Haven't had an Onkyo for years now but is there somewhere in the menus where you define the input and set it to HDMI, Component, S-Video or Composite?



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 188310 8-Jan-2009 23:19
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tkr001: Haven't had an Onkyo for years now but is there somewhere in the menus where you define the input and set it to HDMI, Component, S-Video or Composite?

Not from what I can see, but I don't see why that would be needed either - theres only one input going to the TV (HDMI), which works fine with the Xbox 360. The other inputs on the receiver are already defined - ie. When I select the DVD input on the receiver, it uses composite connections maked for DVD only, so DVD has no other option. If that makes sense?
Cheers,
Daniel

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  Reply # 188332 9-Jan-2009 08:58
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Hi Tkr is right...you have to select the input connection on the receiver by using the setup menus.

Because Component 1 for the XBOX is probably a dedicated component link, it would be selected by default. As for the other inputs, they might have other options like S-video, Composite and/or HDMI, so you need to select "Component", for the specific input, for the receiver to know which one to use.

Regards,
Wouter



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 188362 9-Jan-2009 11:25
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Thanks guys, got it sorted. As I was wanting to use the composite connections, I had to go into the input assign menu and de-assign the component inputs (there is no option for composite etc), all working now.
Cheers,
Daniel

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  Reply # 188428 9-Jan-2009 17:43
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Why on earth would you buy a 1080p plasma and then WANT to feed it composite video? At worst you should be using component video.


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Geek


Reply # 189244 13-Jan-2009 15:33
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Mind if I ask how much and where did you paid and buy your 50' plasma from please ? Thanks

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  Reply # 189406 14-Jan-2009 00:58
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tkr001:

Why on earth would you buy a 1080p plasma and then WANT to feed it composite video? At worst you should be using component video.



hey hey.. be nice.. no need to be too harsh here Wink

we all gotta start from somewhere. for most 'unexperienced' joe blokes, the composite is probably the only connection that they are familiar with, which is understandable considering this type of connection has existed since the 'dinosour' age Laughing

but yes, tkr001 is correct. full-hd plasma doesn't deserved to be fed via composite connections, at least use a component connection. mind you, price for hdmi cable are very very good nowadays, so you might as well get them. this way, you can use your new plasma to its max performance.

good luck n have fun !

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