Connecting your audio video receiver to your television can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before. It may seem easy to some people, but that’s just because they’ve likely been doing it for a long time. Luckily for you, if you’ve never connected the two devices before, you’re about to learn how to through this text guide. It’s an easy process, but can get confusing easily. Pay close attention to the instructions, and you’ll have amazing sound coming through your television very quickly! Without further ado, let’s move onto the brief guide.
Step 1: Check the Back for Other Cords
Take a look at the back of your audio video (A/V) receiver. All you should see plugged in at this point is a cord going directly into the receiver, which should be the power cable. If anything else is currently plugged in, unplug it so nothing can get in your way or confuse you.
Step 2: Determine What Kind of Connection You’re Using
This is very important. Take a look at the cable you’re using for the connection from your TV to your A/V receiver. Is it an HDMI cable? Are the cables green, blue, and red? If you haven’t purchased a cable, it’s best to go with an HDMI cable as the sound quality will be higher and then you’ll be dealing with one cable instead of three. Just make sure your A/V receiver supports HDMI.
Step 3: Connect Your TV First
It’s easier to connect your TV first when setting up this connection as there’s less to mess with on a TV. Just find the ports and plug in the corresponding cables. The Shapes are pretty easy to take note of and if you’re using colored cables just look at the colors on the back of the TV. Once the cables are properly connected to the TV and you’re sure then it’s time to complete the process with step 4.
Step 4: Connect to The A/V Receiver:
Now for the hardest part. Take the other end of the cable and look for the right connection on the back of your A/V box. There’s tons of different colors and potential connections, but eventually you’ll find the right hole(s). Just look for similar holes to the ones on your TV, as the cables will be the same on both ends for the most part. Once it’s connected, turn on your TV and try it out! If you’ve run into any trouble, make sure everything is plugged in and the cable you’re using is operational. If you follow the steps in this article though, your A/V to TV connection should be properly working, and you should be enjoying your new home theater installation that you just did all by yourself!