Monday, May 26, 2014

Surround sound questions?

Lakota C

I have been trying to get my surround sound to work for hours and still nothing, i bought some things that didn't come with a user manual because i bought them from ebay, and i couldn't find the manuals online
I have an hdtv Philips 40" 40PFL4707/F7
a 5.1 surround sound receiver PIONEER VSX-D457 5.1 HomeTheatre DOLBY
a 5.1 surround sound speaker set up VM Audio EXMS590T 800W 5.1 Home Multi Media Surround Sound
and an hdmi dvd player
I'm very confused as to how i should connect each device to each other.
My reciever does not have hdmi cable inputs/outputs.
I want the video to come out in hd, how do i hook these things up?
Below are some of the pictures of my receiver and all the plug ins that i have no idea how to set up.

Below are pictures of my subwoofer, i need to know how to set this up to my receiver.

My speaker set up came with these cables

And lastly do i have to hook the audio from each device (xbox 360, tv, dvd player, etc) to the receiver? or can i hook all devices to the tv and then send the sound to the receiver through the tv?
This is a list of inputs and outputs on my tv
2 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side,
1 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear,
1 x VGA input (15 pin D-Sub (DB-15)) - Side,
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear,
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear,
1 x Digital audio output (coaxial) (RCA phono) - Rear,
1 x Headphones (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Side,
1 x USB (4 pin USB Type A) - Side

If i do have to plug in audio to the receiver, would i be able to have both the hdmi cable going to the tv while also having audio only cables going to the receiver? or would that not work?

Thank you for reading all of this, and especially thank you if you can help me. I know this is a lot of stuff, but there are so many different ways i could be messing it up that i need to know the exact right way to do it for it to work.and i (obviously) have no idea what i am doing ahah
Sorry for such a long question and i hope someone can help :)
Thank You!!!!

First off the VM Audio sub-woofer is incompatible with the Pioneer VSX D457 Receiver, they will not work may be able to use the Satellite speakers if they are 8 ohm with the Pioneer VSX D457 next you do not have any digital connections on that receiver so you are only going to get stereo at best the Pioneer VSX D457 has Dolby prologic which is an analog 4.0 system and can be used to produce a psudo-surround from stereo. Dolby Pro-logic makes no provisions for a sub-woofer....some high end prologic receivers did there own sub-woofer provisions as aftermarket unfortunately your D457 is not one of them, so there is no provision for a subwoofer of any kind...also you will not be able to use a blu ray player with any satisfaction in would hook everything up to the TV then run a cord from the headphone jack out to the receiver for stereo sound nd then use prologic to produce a pseudo surround effect.
It may be best to leave the Pioneer VSX receiver out completely and just hook the VM Audio speaker system up directly to the TV.....

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