Im totally confused....can any1 help?

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  1. NewGuy123

    NewGuy123 New Member

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    I have had a tivo sitting in a box since college (almost 4 yrs ago)...I know shame on me. I have moved 3x in the past 4 yrs and just never got around to hooking it up. In the past 2 weeks, i have dusted it off and realized how much i used to love this wonderful system. I first came here and researched the new software and was shocked to see how much new stuff the latest software does compared to the version i used 3 yrs back. I just yesterday took it to my mother's to get updated ( It was running 3.2 software!!), updating was a 2 hr project.

    Im now updated at 7.2 software and brought it home to my other gadgets and now im having a hell of a time figuring out the whole hookup scheme of things. I did a search on here for tivo hookup diagrams and found some but not as elaborate as my setup to help...

    Im trying to configure the wires to:

    1.) Sony lcd hdtv
    2.) Yamaha receiver
    3.) Scientific atlantic hdtv cable box
    4.) Series 2 40hr Tivo (140 prefix serial #, its an oldie!!)
    5.) Sony DVR
    6.) Bose surround sound

    Well besides the surround sound which strictly deals with my receiver, thats a whole different ballgame, i cannot find a setup diagram to figure out the wiring (what goes where) for the numbers 1-5 on my list...

    I am lost on which electronic gets my main cable line coming into the house, and from that electronic does the next cable line go to, and so forth.
    I also am lost on which electronic gets video in, and which electronic gets a video out line and to which video in outputs on which electronic, etc...

    Any help would be appreciated, im a bit overwhelmed here...thanx guys.
    I love this place by the way!

    Newbie
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I would sit down with a paper and pencil and write down every input and output on each piece of equipment.

    Basics. The cable line goes to your cable box. The s-video outputs of the cable box connect to the DVR for SD recording. The HD component outs on the cable box connect to the TV for HD viewing. Then the s-video output of the DVR connect to the TV and the audio lines from cable box or DVR or both conenct to your Yamaha receiver or Bose surround sound. (Is #5 a DVR or a DVD recorder?). There are many combinations.
     
  3. NewGuy123

    NewGuy123 New Member

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    Sorry, my original post was pretty vague.

    #5 is a Sony DVD recorder (No hard-drive)
     
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Okay, connect the second set of outputs on the TiVo to the DVD recorder for making DVDs.
     
  5. NewGuy123

    NewGuy123 New Member

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    You got a PM...

    Also, heres my input/output info...

    HDTV
    --- 3 Video/Audio Inputs (Yellow,red,white)
    --- 2 component video Inputs (blue,green,red)
    --- HDMI input
    --- Digital Audio Out
    --- Audio Out (Red,white)

    Cablebox
    --- component video Input (blue,green,red)
    --- Audio Out (red,white)
    --- Digital audio out
    --- S video out
    --- Video out (yellow)

    Tivo
    --- 2 Video/Audio Outputs (yellow, red, white)
    --- 1 video/audio input (yellow, red, white)
    --- S-video In
    --- S-video Out

    Sony DVD recorder
    --- Component video out
    --- Video/Audio In (yellow,white,red)
    --- S-video out
    --- digital audio out
    --- audio out (red,white)
     
  6. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    What about the Bose Surround Sound system?
    I'll work on something for you.

    Also, I think you meant component OUTPUT for the cable box.

    Try this.
     

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  7. NewGuy123

    NewGuy123 New Member

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    Yes i did...thank you.

    Also, thank you jim for all your help. I consider myself a pretty computer-savy guy and a fairly savy electronic guy in general...

    I just looked at all the inputs and outputs and got a huge brainfart on the best configuration...the fact i hate wiring and cables didnt help..

    I'd love to do everything wireless...that'll be the day...
     
  8. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I edited my previous post to include a PDF file.

    It has two example connection diagrams.
    One without the A/V receiver and the other with it (guesses).
     
  9. NewGuy123

    NewGuy123 New Member

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    Jim,
    I just sent you a pm with my guesses on all the cable lines, tell me if im correct. Then i'll move on to any video/audio input questions i have...

    I really do appreciate this...
     
  10. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Try this slightly modified diagram
     

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  11. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Here's one with just your Yamaha receiver.
     

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