How do I connect my Onkyo amp
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I have a Philips 42PFL5008T smart TV, a Samsung DVD HR 755 hard drive dvd player/recorder, an Onkyo TX-SR607 amplifier, Harman Karmon HKTS7 theatre sound system and a Humax HDFOX T2 set-top freeview receiver. I don’t have either satellite or cable, so incoming channels are from the rooftop aerial coaxial cable. The configuration for connecting these devices together by reading each device manual is so confusing, but somehow the system kind of works, but not as it should or as I would like it to. I have connected the dvd player, the freeview box and TV to the Onkyo amplifier using HDMi cables. The problem seems to be that if I connect the incoming aerial cable direct to the TV, I can’t get the theatre surround speakers to work. The sound comes from the TV’s own speakers but when switching to the amplifier the TV says that option has failed. Also, with the aerial in the TV, I can’t get the TV to recognise the dvd player or the freeview set-top box (though it will access the TVs own built-in freeview). If I connect the incoming aerial to the set-top freeview box, I can get all the devices to work and get sound from the theatre speakers … but, then I can’t access the TV’s own freeview system for USB flash-stick recording or use some of the TVs other useful services. And I have to constantly manually connect through HDMI-1 on the TV remote before I can get any picture, and then connect the amplifier by its remote before I get any sound. It’s so frustrating to have great equipment, but a set-up that is hard to employ. Does anyone know a better way of connecting these devices so they work properly?