Using a Denon AVR-2802, watch TV while listening to music.

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Hello,

I want to be able to set up my home theater system so that I can watch
television while listening to either the tuner or using my DVD player
to play music. Why would anyone want to listen to the radio while
watching TV you ask? I am a sports fan, however, I do not particulary
like listening to the commentators. I can follow the game myself, at
the same time, jamming to music. I am using a Denon AVR-2802, an APEX
DVD player, and a Hughes HDVR2 Directv satellite receiver, the one
with Tivo functionality. Currently, I have the DVD player and the
Satellite receiver outputs connected to the A/V receiver inputs, which
is normal, and the A/V receiver video output to the television. In
order to watch TV, I choose the TV function on the A/V receiver, same
for watching a DVD, and I select the tuner setting for listening to
the radio. Thats pretty standard. So, whenever I chose the DVD setting
on the A/V receiver, I lose the Directv video feed and vice versa for
the Directv setting, I lose the DVD video feed. Which should happen.

Basically, I am asking for a way to seperate the audio feed from the
video feed. I want to manually control both the video and the audio. I
want to be able to select the video source without affecting the audio
source. If anyone has any ideas or has done this themselves, I would
appreciate the advice.
 
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"Glenn" <glenhaze@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I want to be able to set up my home theater system so that I can watch
> television while listening to either the tuner or using my DVD player
> to play music. Why would anyone want to listen to the radio while
> watching TV you ask? I am a sports fan, however, I do not particulary
> like listening to the commentators. I can follow the game myself, at
> the same time, jamming to music. I am using a Denon AVR-2802, an APEX
> DVD player, and a Hughes HDVR2 Directv satellite receiver, the one
> with Tivo functionality. Currently, I have the DVD player and the
> Satellite receiver outputs connected to the A/V receiver inputs, which
> is normal, and the A/V receiver video output to the television. In
> order to watch TV, I choose the TV function on the A/V receiver, same
> for watching a DVD, and I select the tuner setting for listening to
> the radio. Thats pretty standard. So, whenever I chose the DVD setting
> on the A/V receiver, I lose the Directv video feed and vice versa for
> the Directv setting, I lose the DVD video feed. Which should happen.
>
> Basically, I am asking for a way to seperate the audio feed from the
> video feed. I want to manually control both the video and the audio. I
> want to be able to select the video source without affecting the audio
> source. If anyone has any ideas or has done this themselves, I would
> appreciate the advice.


Suggest you just connect the video output of the direct tv receiver directly
to the TV through an A-B switch box (for the appropriate type of
connection). Then run the output from the receiver to the "B" input. Or
you could bypass the receiver completely and run the dvd video output
directly to "B". Then choose "A" or "B" to get video and the receiver for
sound.

I've got a similar setup and it works well.
 
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Glenn wrote:

> I want to be able to set up my home theater system so that I can watch
> television while listening to either the tuner or using my DVD player
> to play music.

> Basically, I am asking for a way to seperate the audio feed from the
> video feed. I want to manually control both the video and the audio. I
> want to be able to select the video source without affecting the audio
> source. If anyone has any ideas or has done this themselves, I would
> appreciate the advice.

If your Denon is like my Marantz SR-4200, the video output will route
the last selected input *with video*, so if I select a video-enabled
input (A), then an audio-only input (B), I get the video from A and the
audio from B.

Run two digital lines from the DVD to the Denon - either optical and
co-ax or co-ax with splitter. Connect one to the DVD input and one to
the CD input (which presumably does not have a corresponding video
input?). When listening to music as opposed to DVD, select the TV input
first to route the video, then use the CD input to route the audio.

--
Mark.
http://tranchant.plus.com/
 
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