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I have a pioneer VSX-82TXS how do i hook it up to a blue ray

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i have a pioneer VSX-82TXS how do i hook it up to a blue ray player and samsung tv?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model numbers of the "...blue ray player and samsung tv..." Additionally, please describe how the Blu-ray player is currently connected to the TV using what kind of cable(s).

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Samsung tv model number is ***** and the blue ray is BD-HM59/ZA
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
blueray is hooked up with a hdmi cable
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Appreciate the additional information.

The simplest connections would be putting the Pioneer in between the Blu-ray player and the TV; i.e. Samsung BD-HM59-ZA's HDMI OUT to the Pioneer's HDMI IN1 (or 2 or 3) and then the Pioneer's HDMI OUT to the TV's unused HDMI port.

Has the above been tried?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
sorry i have a directv as well?
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

And how is the DirecTV currently connected to the TV please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i have the directv hooked up directly to the tv with hdmi cable and optical cable from drectv box to pioneer receiver in?
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Similarly, the DirecTV can be connected to the Pioneer's HDMI IN2 or 3.

Thus all sources would pass through the Pioneer first.

Would you consider/try this connection method?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
sure i will give it a try
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Thanks....and would look forward to an update.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
do i put a cable to the drectv( hdmi) because no sound or video right now
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Can you please re-check/review?

  • Samsung BD-HM59-ZA's HDMI OUT to the Pioneer's HDMI IN1;
  • DirecTV connected to the Pioneer's HDMI IN2 or 3;
  • Pioneer's HDMI OUT to the TV's unused HDMI port;
  • use the Pioneer's INPUT SELECT to switch between sources HDMI 1 then HDMI 2.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
sorry for your troubles now i have no sound?
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

The sound is expected to be from the Pioneer connected speakers.

Does the Pioneer have sound when in AM or FM mode?

If yes, have you checked if the Pioneer receiver's HDMI sound is enabled?

AV PARAMETER / ▼▲ to select HDMI / ◄► to select AMP / RETURN

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thank you sound is working but how do now run blu ray?
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Have you tried using the Pioneer's INPUT SELECT to switch to HDMI 1 which is the Bluray player?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Louie I think I got it!!! thank you for your Patience
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Great! Good to hear that the issue has been resolved, congratulations.

Glad that the above information served your purpose and would appreciate a Positive Rating and/or an Accept if so warranted (if haven't done so).

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Will Do!!!
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Would look forward to it...

Cheers.