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How to connect your TV to your Stereo System

TV sound for movies and other programs is generally delivered in stereo and sometimes it has a very good quality. Systems are different, but here are the basic steps to connect your TV to your home theater or sound system.

First, you need to place the stereo receiver or amplifier close or beside the TV. In perfectly it should be within 4-6 ft. of the stereo receiver or longer connection cables will be required. Before connecting any cables verify that the TV and the receiver are turned off. Then locate the analog or digital audio output jack on the TV. For analog, the output is regularly labeled AUDIO OUT and could be two RCA jacks or a single 3.5mm small scale jack. For digital, locate the optical digital output.

Locate an unused analog audio include on your stereo receiver or amplifier. Any unused analog input is fine, such as TAPE or AUX. No doubt the input on the stereo or home theater receiver is an RCA jack. For digital, locate an unused optical advance input. Using a cable with the fitting plugs on each one end, connect the audio output from the TV to the sound input on the amplifier or receiver. After that turn on the receiver and TV. Verify that the volume of the recipient is at a low setting, then test the connection by selecting the right input on the receiver and turn up the volume gradually. If there is no sound to be heard, double-check the connection and try once more. You may need to access the menu on the TV to turn off internal speakers and turn on the audio output of the TV.

If you’re connecting older components to a newer one. The best tip is you may need to purchase adapters from an electronic store.

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