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Hi,

I just purchased the Onkyo s5300. I am very exited to try it out, but i'm having problems.

What I currently have:
- Plasma TV with HDMI Inputs
- PS3 with HDMI Connection
- Desktop with HDMI Video output
- Regular Basic Cable for Basic Channels

I installed all the speakers and connected to the reciever as indicated in the quick setup guide. To start, I just wanted to test the PS3, as it seems the simplest. I connected the PS3 to the Game Input on the Onkyo reciever via HDMI cable. Then I used another HDMI cable to connect the HDMI Output on the reciever to HDMI input on my TV. I put the video (HDMI 2) on my TV, and Game Input on the Onkyo reciever, but I'm not getting any video or sound when I turn on my PS3. Am I doing something wrong?

Another question is, how would I connect the Basic Cable so that I can use the Onkyo as well?

http://www.us.onkyo.com/zoom.cfm?class=Systems&m=HT-S5300#
- you can click the rear view to see the connections.

Thanks in advance!
 

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1. See the following FAQ on Cables & Connections:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76085

2. Then see the following post, useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741

3. When using the PS3, it needs to be configured properly to use the HDMI for video and to set the audio correctly to use HDMI for audio and to send LPCM to the AVR, assuming that the AVR accepts HDMI audio (some don't) There are a huge number of setting options on the PS3, some under audio, some under Video - yes video with the most important audio settings actually there. You could try connecting the PS3 directly to the TV for starters.

4. If you have analogue cable connected directly to the TV, most TVs have an optical or analogue audio out ports which you would connect to the AVR. If you have a digital STB, you'd connect it to the TV for video and to the AVR for audio. You may need to configure the TV to use the port and not the internal speakers...
 

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Is the Digital Audio Out the best option for my setup

Hi,

I am trying to find the best way to connect my Home Theatre System to my TV. Unfortunately for now, I just have basic cable (without a box) connected directly to the TV. Until I get a digital box, I would like to know what would be the best way to take advantage of my speakers.

Here are the Audio Output options on my TV:
Panasonic Viera TC-P50V10
http://blog.koldcast.tv/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/viera_blog_2.jpg

Here are the Inputs on my AVR:
Onkyo 7.1 s5300
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/htr580r.jpg

Is the Digital Audio Output on my TV better than the regular RCA (White/Red Connections)? If yes, will my AVR take the Input? What cables do I need to get?

Any Help Much Appreciated!
 

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As indicated in my previous post, you can use an optical cable from the TV to the AVR until you get your STB. The question about which is the better connection is answered in the Cables and Connections FAQ. Your new post was merged into this existing thread since there was no reason to start a new one.
 
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