HDTV, Cable Box, DVD Player Connections, HELP!!!!!!


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Username: Andrewl

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-05
I am planning to purchase the following items and need help connecting them. I have no idea what I'm doing, so I need lots of help!!

Samsung 50" DLP HDTV (http://www.scientificatlanta.com/consumers_new/CableBoxes/8300hd.htm)

Zenith DVD Player

First of all, I need to run a coaxial cable from the outlet to the Digital Cable box. Its about 25 feet away. First, will this cause the image quality to be poorer, and second, can I use a regular cable or does it need to special (gold plated, etc)?

Now, I have no idea what needs to be hooked up to what. I'm guessing the coaxial will go to the Digital Cable box, and a cable will go from the cable box to the Tv and the DVD will fit somewhere in there. But I'm not sure what cables to use, etc. I think both the TV and cable box have HDMI and DVI, but I'm not sure if that is what I should use, or component video, S video, etc.

Thanks in advance for the help!!!!!

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Username: Andrewl

Post Number: 2
Registered: May-05
Thanks for all the help.
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