How to Connect an HDMI TV With an AV Receiver

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HDMI, High-Definition Multimedia Interface, TVs are high-definition televisions that receive both audio and video through one cable instead of separate cables. HDMI TVs offer the best in uncompressed picture quality and sound. Like traditional televisions, HDMI TVs also contain jacks for connecting other electronics including DVD players, VCRs and AV receivers. To connect a AV receiver to your HDMI TV, use a high-quality HDMI cable instead of a composite connection cable.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cat 2 HDMI cable, no longer than 10 feet
  • AV receiver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off your HDMI TV. Unplug the television's power cord from the electrical socket.

  2. 2

    Turn the television around so the back of the TV is facing you.

  3. 3

    Turn off your AV receiver. Unplug the receiver's power cord from the electrical socket.

  4. 4

    Turn the AV receiver around so the back of the receiver is facing you.

  5. 5

    Plug one end of a HDMI cable into the "HDMI MONITOR OUT" jack on the back of your AV receiver. Your AV receiver's HDMI jack may also be labelled "HDMI."

  6. 6

    Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the "HDMI" jack on the back of your HDMI TV. Your TV's HDMI jack may also be labelled "HDMI INPUT."

  7. 7

    Plug the HDMI TV's power cord into a electrical socket.

  8. 8

    Turn on the television. If your HDMI TV has a "Stereo" option, enable it by pressing "Menu" and navigating to that option. The "Stereo" option may be under the heading "Audio."

  9. 9

    Plug the AV receiver's power cord into a electrical socket. Turn on the receiver. Set the receiver to "AUX," "HDMI" or the setting that allows input from the HDMI jack.

  10. 10

    Adjust the volume on both the HDMI TV and AV receiver. You should hear audio from the receiver's speakers. If you don't hear any audio, check the AV receiver's settings and the HDMI cable connection.

Tips and warnings

  • If your AV receiver doesn't have an HDMI jack, you will have to use composite (RCA) cables to connect the receiver to the HDMI TV. Plug one end of the red composite cable into the "Audio Out -- Right" jack on the back of your AV receiver. Plug the other end of the red composite cable into the "Audio In -- Right" jack on the back of your HDMI TV. Plug one end of the white composite cable into the "Audio Out -- Left" jack on the back of your AV receiver. Plug the other end of the white composite cable into the "Audio In -- Left" jack on the back of your HDMI TV. Follow steps 7 through 8 to finish the connection procedure.

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