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    Default Help Setting Up New Plasma

    hey guys my dad just purchased a new plasma and surround sound dvd setup,just wondering is it relative easily setting it up taking all the wires out form the old tv the only thing we will be keeping is our foxtel iq box help please

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    You haven't provided nearly enough information about your devices for us to answer this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcn33 View Post
    You haven't provided nearly enough information about your devices for us to answer this.
    sorry guys ok well i dont really know that much about it other than its a panasonic plasma with the surround sound speakers etc and all i need to connect to it its my foxtel iq box and television cord sorry.

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    Maybe call the Foxtel support line? Not trying to be rude or sarcy, just that they're more likely to know about this as it would be a common request for them.
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    Here's a tip, go and buy a HDMI cable. Your picture quality will be a million times better. And I know for a fact that Foxtel doesn't supply one with their iQ boxes. Then just plug the HDMI cable into the tv and the Foxtel box. The speakers on the other hand? I suggest an optical audio cable. That's how ours is set up at home.
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    There's still a lot of different ways you could set this up, depending on what inputs and outputs each device has. The simplest way is to just output the iQ directly to the plasma via the coaxial (antenna) input or component video cables, then hook the iQ audio output to your amplifier. And that's even assuming you have an amplifier and it's not one of those home theatre in a box deals where the DVD player drives the speakers...

    Honestly, your best bet is probably to follow the directions in the plasma/home theatre manual.

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    Like my set-up, easy to do. Wire up the amp and place the speakers around the room. If you don't have HDMI lead at least use the Component, that's the cable Red, Blue and Green from the amp to the Plazma. That at least has the DVD and Amp menu viewable.

    Connect your Foxtel IQ again, HDMI if not Component, Red, Blue and Green and then an Optical ($50) to the Amp. If you used HDMI from the Foxtel IQ box you will get sound through the Plazma, but he component leads is only the Video, so if your not going to use an Optical you'll just need plain out old RCA to plug into either the Plazma next to the component input, if you want the sound there, or plug it into audio input on the amp. You'd be surprised, I have my Mac, iPad through a component set up and BlueRay Player through an RCA switcher box and into the audio input of my Amp and I still get surround, Amazing!!!
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    If I have this correct, you currently have (or had) a foxtel box connected to a tv and thats it? And now you have a plasma, surround sound system, and the foxtel box.

    1. How was the foxtel connected to the old tv. Were the wires red+yellow+white, or red+green+blue?
    2. What kind of surround sound system is it? got a webpage link or a model number?
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    This thread is over two years old. As such I think we can safely assume the OP has it sorted by now.

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