6 CONNECTING YOUR DCH RECEIVER
Video Connection Options
The DCH receiver offers several different video connection options. Component
video, HDMI, and IEEE-1394 allow you to view both High-Definition and Standard-
Definition TV programming. Composite video, S-Video, and RF coaxial connections
allow you to view only Standard-Definition TV programming.
To determine whether your TV features component video, HDMI, IEEE-1394,
S-Video, or composite video, check the manual supplied with your TV.
Use the guidelines below to determine the best video connection for your
home entertainment system. Note: Only (1) video connection to the TV is
required. HD video can only be viewed with HDMI, IEEE-1394, or component
HDMI or IEEE-1394 — HDTV and SDTV
HDMI and IEEE-1394 offer higher quality HD video than component video.
If your TV has an HDMI input, this is for both audio and video. Connect an
HDMI cable to the TV and to the HDMI connector on your DCH receiver.
HDMI and IEEE-1394 outputs provide video and audio, so no separate audio
connections are required if you plan to use your TV's speakers as the primary
If your TV has a DVI input, connect a DVI-to-HDMI adapter or cable to the
HDMI out connector on the DCH receiver and the
DVI does not provide audio. A separate audio connection must be made.
Component video (YPbPr) — HDTV and SDTV
The YPbPr connectors on your DCH receiver provide HDTV and SDTV
S-Video — SDTV
If a component video input is not available on your TV, use the S-Video
Video (also referred to as composite video) — SDTV
If an S-Video input is not available on your TV, use the composite video
RF Output — SDTV
If no other input is available on your TV, the RF Output of the DCH6200 can
be connected to the Antenna or Cable Input on your TV. The RF Output
carries both video and audio. Set your TV to channel 3 or 4.