How to Connect a Samsung Optical Cable to a Denon Receiver

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Denon receivers for home theatre are equipped with more than a dozen different jacks for connecting a variety of audio/video components. The optical cable jacks are used for connecting digital components to the Denon receiver for transmitting the massive amounts of data required for high-definition video and multichannel audio. Connecting a Samung optical cable to a Denon receiver is similar to connecting a telephone plug to a wall jack and takes only seconds to complete.

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Things you need

  • Denon receiver
  • Samsung optical cable
  • A/V component

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  1. 1

    Locate the optical cable jacks on the Denon receiver in the lower left-hand corner of the back panel. The jacks are labelled OPT.-1 and OPT.-2

  2. 2

    Use the OPT.-1 to connect a high definition television with optical jacks by aligning the end shape of the plug with the jack on the Denon receiver and pushing the plug straight in. The narrower end of the plug should be positioned toward the left as it inserts into the jack.

  3. 3

    Insert a Samsung optical cable into the Denon receiver's OPT.-2 jack to connect a second component, such as a DVD or Blu-ray player.

  4. 4

    Connect the other ends of the cables to the corresponding components.

Tips and warnings

  • The plug on an optical cable only inserts in one direction. Take care to align the plug with the correct orientation on the jack and push straight in.
  • Disconnect electronic components from the power supply while hooking up a/v cables.

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