How to connect HDTV, DVD, HDDVR, and Receiver
by wchirico - 12/15/08 9:41 AM
I would be grateful for advice for hooking up an HDTV, HDDVR cable box, DVD player, and receiver. The HDTV is a Samsung LN40A630; HDDVR cable box is Scientific Altanta Explorer 8300HD, the DVD player is SONY DVP-NS325, the receiver is Onkyo TX SR504. It seems optimal to connect the DVD player to the HDDVR so that the signal can be sent to the HDTV through the HDMI cable. But, I don't see inputs on the HDDVR for the DVD player, just outputs to a VCR for storage. The receiver does not have an apparent HDMI input or outputs. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Is the solution to send separate signals from the DVD player to the HDTV via a green/blue/red cable and from the HDDVR cable box to the HDTV via an HDMI cable?