No Problem, if you have to get the Optical Audio Cable, I recommend monoprice.com, but either way don't spend more than 10 dollars for the cable (should be cheaper), DO NOT buy Monster Cable or the like and THX Certification is NOT necessary.
1 possible wiring combination assuming you do not record with your VCR anymore since you have a DVR and that you want to run all sound through the Surround Sound System and with the best quality.Since you are limited to a small amount of TV inputs, this is the best way to do it as far as I can tell.
DVD Player – Connect the Pioneer DVD Player to the Yamaha Receiver using a Optical Cable also know as Light Pipe or TOSLink.Connect one end to the port labeled DVD on the receiver and the other end to the port labeled Opt on the DVD Player.
Connect the DVD player to your TV using a S-Video Cable, connect the S Video Cable to the port labeled S-Video Out on the DVD player then to the port labeled S-Video above IN-1 on the back of the TV.
VCR – Connect the VCR to your receiver using composite or RCA wires, locate audio out and connect the red and white wires to the VCR’s red and white audio out ports, then connect those wires to the (red = right) (white = left) ports labeled IN on the Audio Signal - VCR 1 section of the receiver. (Bottom ports)
Connect the VCR to the TV using Composite RCA (yellow) cord, connect to yellow Video Out on VCR then to the Yellow Video in above IN-2 on the back of the TV.
DVR – Using an Optical Cable connect the cable to the port labeled OPTICAL SPDIF on the DVR then connect the other end of the optical cable to the port labeled D-TV/CBL on the receiver.
Connect the DVR to your TV using a regular COAX cable. That should explain itself.
That should be it, I you like PM me or email me and I can email a “drawing” to you.
Remember to switch the Input on the Receiver to what source you are watching by pressing tuner then the appropriate labeled number on the Yamaha Remote.
I also am having trouble making the connections between my comcast receiver , my DVD. and surround sound. No matter what I do, I can't get it set up for the surround sound or the DVD. This is very disappointing, and I need some help. Please anyone, if you could help. Karyl
Does anyone have a schematic on how to connect my comcast DVR along with my VCR, dvd player, and surround sound tuner? I have tried a dozen different connections, read the darn manuals that came with the stuff, and i still cant get it all working...