Connections and Setup
(red and white)
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Connecting to audiovisual equipment
Explanation of jacks and cables
The jacks on the back of your receiver (pictured left) and
the cables shown below are used to connect to other
The video jacks are OUT jacks, which need to be
connected to IN jacks on the TV or monitor you're
connecting to (so the video content goes from the
receiver to the screen). The audio jacks are IN jacks,
which need to be connected to OUT jacks
on the component you're connecting to, so the sound
from the component comes into the receiver (and out
through the speakers).
Composite video cable (included)
The basic Video jack (usually color-coded yellow) is also referred to as composite
video. Usually the video cable is bundled with the audio cables (white and red).
Component video cables (Pr, Pb, Y) (not included)
The Y, Pb, Pr jacks provide optimum picture quality by separating the video
signal into three parts. To ensure maximum picture quality, use three video-
grade cables for the connection. You can also buy bundled component video
cables that are color-coded to match the Y, Pb, Pr inputs (green, blue and red).
Note: If your television is a high definition television, use the DVD player's progressive scan output
to get the highest possible video resolution. Set the Progressive Scan option in the Display menu
to On (see page 20).
Note: If one of the devices is not working, check that all the cables have been inserted
properly into the jacks.
Audio cables (not included)
AUDIO IN L (left) and AUDIO IN R (right)
These jacks and cables are often color-coded (red for right audio, and white for
Note: If your component has only one input for audio (mono), connect it to the left (white
L/Mono) audio jack on the TV and don't connect the right audio part of the cable.