How to Connect a Laptop to an AV Receiver

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An audio/video receiver accepts the media signal given out by a device, such as a television, DVD player or a laptop, and then sends it to a different device, like a projector or another television. Although there are no direct cable connections for the laptop video output, it only takes two converters for the video and audio to connect to the A/V receiver.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • VGA to RCA video cable
  • 3.5mm to RCA audio cable

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  1. 1

    Attach the VGA end of the cable into the VGA video output on the laptop. Tighten the screws along the side of the cable to secure the connection.

  2. 2

    Plug the video connection on the other side of the VGA adaptor into the "Video In" connection port on the A/V receiver.

  3. 3

    Connect the 3.5mm end of the 3.5mm to RCA cable into the "Line Out" port on the laptop. This is commonly used for headphone connections.

  4. 4

    Plug the red and white RCA ends of the cable into the "Audio In" connection ports on the A/V receiver to complete the laptop to A/V receiver connection.

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