Novice Needs Help Connecting Components

 

New member
Username: Taanzaa

Killeen, TX USA

Post Number: 1
Registered: Feb-06
Hi:

I have a couple of components (5 to be exact) that I'd like to connect. Two are rather old (Technics SA-GX300 Receiver & Sharp VC-H810 VCR) and two are new (Polaroid FLM2601 LCD TV & Panasonic DMR-ES20 DVD recorder). Right now my current configuration is:

Cable Box: Ant to cable in (RF)
Cable Box: Cable out to VCR in (RF)
VCR : Cable out to DVD in (RF)
DVD : RF out to TV in (RF)
Cable Box: AV out (Red, White & Yellow) to TV in
DVD : AV out to TV AV in
DVD : Audio out(Red & White) to Rec. in
VCR : Audio out to Receiver in
TV : Audio out to Receiver in

This configuration works however, I've noticed when recording on the DVD that they aren't as clear as they should be (not as clear as VCR tapes).

Is there some other configuration that I can use? Suggestions would be appreciated. If a picture would help let me know and I'll upload the mess behind the components (LOL!).

PS (there are component connections on the TV (Red, Blue & Green)

Thanks!
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 6051
Registered: Dec-03
Try this one:

http://www.ce.org/connections_application/
 

New member
Username: Taanzaa

Killeen, TX USA

Post Number: 2
Registered: Feb-06
I tried to access the link, but I got sent to a blank page.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Jay_l

Quad Cities, Il

Post Number: 15
Registered: Feb-06
Just FYI if using Mozilla the link does not work got to do it in Explorer.
 

New member
Username: Taanzaa

Killeen, TX USA

Post Number: 3
Registered: Feb-06
Hey, that did the trick! I'm going to have a glance and see if there's anything that can get some clues into the clueless (that would be me!).
 

New member
Username: Taanzaa

Killeen, TX USA

Post Number: 4
Registered: Feb-06
I'm going to go through the guide tomorrow and attempt to reconnect everything. Now, next question. Does anyone know where I can get some component cables at a reasonable price. Also, is there a certain quality that I should look for?

Thanks for your help!
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 6213
Registered: Dec-03
more reading for you:-)

http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/audioprinciples/cables.htm

If you are close to a Best Buy, you can use Acoustic Research. Monster Cables are too pricey.
 

New member
Username: Taanzaa

Killeen, TX USA

Post Number: 5
Registered: Feb-06
Ok, thanks! :-)
 

Silver Member
Username: Dirtfarmer

Alberta Canada

Post Number: 669
Registered: May-04
for the link give above for connect info that does seem to work well on firefox

use this link on firefox
http://www.ce.org/connections_application/CEA_Connections_Guide_Final_v2.swf

it work

for some reason this link
http://www.ce.org/connections_application/

work good on IE but not firefox or mozilla

also i went to main site

http://www.ce.org
and i can seem to find where ther got the guide in the first place


also

you have to add a couple of plug in to firefox like flash or shockwave

https://pfs.mozilla.org/plugins/?application=firefox
 

Silver Member
Username: Dirtfarmer

Alberta Canada

Post Number: 670
Registered: May-04
also here some more reading lol


http://www.monstercable.com/hookup_learning/csg/

http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/specsformats/audiovideoconnections.php


http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.com/S-pI5IE7adaWa/learningcenter/home/
 

New member
Username: Taanzaa

Killeen, TX USA

Post Number: 6
Registered: Feb-06
Wow...thanks! :-)
 

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 6313
Registered: Dec-03
Yay...Arnie's back.

Dude, it was hard keeping up with this when you were gone.
 

Silver Member
Username: Dirtfarmer

Alberta Canada

Post Number: 673
Registered: May-04
lol thank Berny
it nice to be miss
lol lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Dirtfarmer

Alberta Canada

Post Number: 674
Registered: May-04
also her a web site that got a lot of info on it
it petty good, even if i so so my self
laughing

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New member
Username: Taanzaa

Killeen, TX USA

Post Number: 7
Registered: Feb-06
Thanks. I'm working my way through the first two sites and add this one to my list. :-)
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