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I hope you can help me. I have the following units which I

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Hi, I hope you can help me.
I have the following units which I would like to connect the old fashioned way (without HDMI Cables):
Pioneer multi-channel receiver VSX-520
Pioneer DVD Player DV-320
Samsung Flat screen TV (for this I have a HDMI cable to connect to DSTV)
DSTV Explora
All of this used to be connected perfectly, but then I moved and did not take note of how the cables were connected. Now nothing works.
Please help
Thanks Ellouise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi Ellouise 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 number of the Samsung Flat screen TV.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Samsung Flat Screen TV Model No.UA46D5000PR
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Would you consider / try connecting as below proposed:

  • • DST using an HDMI cable to VSX-520's TV/SAT HDMI IN;
  • • DV-320's COMPONENT VIDEO OUT green, blue & red jacks + AUDIO OUT red & white to the VSX-520's IN2 DVD COMPONENT VIDEO green, blue & red jacks + DVD AUDIO IN red & white all using RCA-to-RCA cables;
  • • VSX-520's HDMI OUT to any unused HDMI input port of the UA46D5000PR;
  • • VSX-520's MONITOR OUT to the UA46D5000PR COMPONENT VIDEO INput jacks;
  • • select HDMI on the TV when to watch DST;
  • • select COMPONENT on the TV when to watch DST.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Louie
Your application did not work, sorry. However, I got it right with the following connections:
DSTV HDMI to Samsung TV HDMI Port 1
DSTV Audio Out to VSX-520 TV/SAT IN
VSX-520 DVR/VCR OUT to Samsung Component IN
VSX-520 MONITOR OUT to Samsung Component INWith this connection all functions are working 100% DSTV, Video & CDThank you for your assistance.
EllouisePS: How do I go about getting a refund of my payment seeing that I got right on my own?
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

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

For payment & billing concerns including refunds, please contact Customer Support.