How to Hook Up a TV to a Samsung Home Theatre System

Written by michael j. scott
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A Samsung home theatre system can make watching movies at home like going to the theatre. Proper set-up is essential to get the full benefit of the Samsung system, which is available in 5.1 and 7.1 channel surround sound configurations. Typically the final step in setting up any home theatre is connecting your TV to your system. Like most home theatre systems, your Samsung home theatre receiver will allow you to plug all of your components into it, meaning you only have to run a few cables to connect your television to your system.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Video cables, either component video or HDMI
  • Audio cables, typically either optical, digital coaxial or RCA

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    Make sure your playback devices are properly connected to your receiver. Whatever playback devices you use, make sure they are plugged into the appropriate inputs on your receiver. DVD and Blu-ray players, satellite boxes and cable boxes should all be plugged into video inputs, and CD players should be plugged into audio inputs. Your receiver will have labels on the back panel indicating into which input you should plug your devices.

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    Connect the video out to your TV's video input. Make sure you use the correct cable to make the connection. For newer receivers, the connection will likely be either HDMI or component. If your receiver has an HDMI output, use an HDMI cable to connect the receiver to the HDMI input on your TV. If your receiver uses a component output, use a component cable to connect your receiver to the component input on your TV.

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    Connect the audio output of your TV to one of the audio inputs on your Samsung receiver if you want to output your television's audio through your home theatre system. Most recent TVs will either use an optical cable or a digital coaxial cable to connect to the receiver, allowing you 5.1 channel surround from your television. If you have an older set, you will likely have to use standard RCA cables.

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    Turn on your receiver and press the "Setup/Menu" button on your receiver's remote. When "Input" appears on the display, press the right arrow key on your remote to select TV from the list.

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    After selecting TV, press the up or down arrow keys on your remote to select the audio input jack into which you have plugged your TV's audio cable. Press the "Exit" button on your remote to exit the set-up menu and lock in the settings.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure you plug everything into the correct jacks or you will spend unnecessary time trying to troubleshoot why you don't have picture or sound.

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