On 10/19/2012 1:39 AM, Jeanne Douglas wrote:
> In article <k5qqt2$dh...@dont-email.me>, Dakota <ma...@NOSPAMmail.com>My Social Security check is deposited on the second Wednesday of each
>>>>>> On 10/15/2012 10:36 PM, Jeanne Douglas wrote:
>>>>>>> Unfortunately, my receiver is 7 years old and doesn't have an HDMI
>>>>>>> Does anybody know how I can fix this little problem?
>>>>>>> Oh, by the way, everything worked first try (tv connection, phone,
>>>>>> Your TV almost certainly has stereo audio outputs and your receiver is
>>>>>> Some HDTV's have coaxial or optical audio outputs. Your receiver may
>>>>>> Post the make and model numbers of your TV and receiver and I'll check
>>>>> Thanks. I'll try to figure it out, though if the info's not on the front
>>>> Did you save the receipts somewhere? If you bought them on-line,
>>> Nope, this is one of the things I actually bought in a physical store.
>>> But I found the info.
>>> The receiver is Pioneer VSX-9300TX.
>>> The tv is Panasonic TH-42PX60U.
>> Thanks. I'll do some checking.
>> Back already.
>> Great news. Your TV has an optical audio output. It's shown on page 34
>> Your receiver accepts an optical audio input so you're good to go.
>> You'll need a TOSLINK cable to connect the TV to the receiver. It's
>> Don't let anyone talk you into to an expensive TOSLINK cable. The
>> Best Buy sells a six foot TOSLINK cable for $5.99. I don't know if
> Amazon has a 6-ft one for $5.49.
> Of course I can't buy ANYthing until Nov. 1. I get paid (formerly my
month. That bizarre scheme means there's a cycle of two four week
months followed by a five week month. Even though it's predictable, it
results in a lean month four times a year.
I've occasionally used the camera on my cell phone to 'peek' behind a
>> Once it's connected, all the audio from broadcast TV, your Roku box,
>> You'll probably want to turn off the TV's speakers and you'll have to
> What I need is someone strong enough to move the tv and the receiver to
flat screen TV to locate a connector and determine it's orientation.
If I've got room to do that, I can generally feel around for the
connection and plug the cable into it. TOSLINK cables are small and
flexible and they plug in without any fuss. You do have to have them
oriented correctly though.
I'm assuming your TV sits atop a cabinet that holds the other
Bending a wire coat hanger may help if the TOSLINK cable is too far
I was fortunate to live for years in Vermillion, SD, where USD is
I like to keep my manuals on a computer because it gives me the option
>> Here are the links to the setup manuals for your TV and receiver:
>> I couldn't figure out how to use tinyURL to shorten the links because
> I actually found the manuals. But it's good to know where to find the
of increasing the size of the type and allows searching.
According to the specs on page 46, the number of pixels is (1,024 (W)
> Oh, one question I couldn't find an answer to-what my tv is HD-wise. The
× 768 (H). Therefore, the maximum resolution is 720p. On a 42" HDTV,
it's difficult to see much of a difference between 720p and 1080i. It
wasn't very long ago when we were happy with broadcast TV at 640×480
and VHS at 300×480. DVD's max out at 720×480. All things considered,
watching at 1020x720 is quite a leap forward. Your next step should
1080p at 1920x1080 but there's no reason to be in a hurry.
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