how do hook up hdmi cable and an rf adaptor,

November 27, 2010 at 14:34:43
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I have a new hdtv, and an hdmi cable as well. However prior to this tv all my extras eve, stereo,etc. Are hooked up via rf adaptor my main concern is really the surround sound but having multiple items, I would like to keep using I'm not sure bow to get them all hooked up. Money is tight so cheap or free solutions are preferred.

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#1
November 27, 2010 at 19:59:01
Well you going to have to be a little more specific, and I can guarantee you never hooked up your stereo with an rf cable, most likely it was an RCA audio cable.

Etc doesn't really tell us much as far as what was hooked up. Can you provide a little more detail?


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#2
November 28, 2010 at 11:31:45
Ok I have the satellite box. That is connected to an rf adaptor with a s- video cable as well as yellow, white, and red cables. And a coaxial cable I think that's what they are called. It's just a screw on cable with a little pin in the middle. That goes to the tv, from the rf adaptor. All my other extras, dvd player, dvd recorder, and a surround system are hooked up to the rf adaptor, with yellow, red, and white cables as well as the s-video cables. I would like to use these devices and a hdmi cable for better picture quality. Sorry I'm not well versed on the proper terms or names of these things. Does this help?

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#3
November 29, 2010 at 17:46:24
Hi Ali,

Ok the yellow, red & white cables are composite cables they are descent but will only give you a resolution of 480i. The video coax cables you should eliminate altogether, they will give you a resolution of 480i also but the quality is much lower than composite. s-video is rather outdated and should be eliminated as well.

A HDMI cable connection would definitely be the best but if your devices don't support them, there is little you can do other than upgrade.

Are you looking to upgrade or are you trying to connect with the current devices you have?


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#4
November 30, 2010 at 11:09:31
Ok well my preference is use what I have for the time being. so I can disconnect the red, white and yellow cables and just use the s-video ones? And then since the stereo runs from the output space on the rf adaptor. can I just run the hdmi cable from the satellite to the tv and then what? I guess that's where I get lost. sorry I'm not up on technology. hence my screen name is actually "a little behind" I thought it appropriate.

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#5
November 30, 2010 at 11:14:49
Ok sorry I didn't read your response that closely the first time. I shouldn't be using the s-video cables. What about the ones that are red, white, yellow and there's a blue and green one as well I don't have any of those either. Im so lost and I don't want to start disconnecting things and not be able to get back to something that works. I'll read slower next time u answer.

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#6
December 1, 2010 at 09:14:01
The s-video cable will be better then the composite cable for the video signal but you will need to run an extra audio cable. If you run an HDMI cable from the satellite dish to the TV, then you would run an audio cable from the TV to your stereo.

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