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How to Connect My Yamaha Rx-V363 Receiver to Surround Sound on TV

Updated February 21, 2017

The Yamaha Rx-V363 Receiver is a component for home theatre capable of reproducing 5.1 surround sound when connected to an audio-video component such as a television. The Yamaha receiver uses standard audio cables to connect with a TV set. When programs recorded in multichannel audio are played on TV, the Yamaha receiver will process the 5.1 audio signal to a pair of front speakers flanking the TV, a centre channel for dialogue, two rear speakers and a subwoofer for bass. Connecting the Yamaha to the television takes only a minute.

Insert the white and red plugs on the component cables into the left and right TV audio IN jacks on the back of the Yamaha receiver. The jacks are also colour coded to match the plugs for easy connections.

Connect the plugs on.the other end to the audio OUT jacks on the back of the television.

Turn on both components, as well as the receiver box for the TV signal and turn the channel to a program recorded in surround sound. TV shows are typically advertised in the on-screen schedule as recorded in surround sound. Many shows also display a "Presented in Surround Sound" message before the start of the program.

Press the "Surround" button on the Yamaha Rx-V363 receiver to activate the speakers, then adjust the volume button to the desired level.

Tip

Only TV shows recorded in surround sound multichannel audio will deliver surround sound through the Yamaha receiver and attached speakers.

Warning

Unplug the Yamaha receiver from the electricity while hooking up the AV cables.

Things You'll Need

  • Component audio cables
  • Rx-V363 Receiver connected to surround sound speaker package
  • TV connected to source signal, such as cable or satellite receiver, or antenna
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James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.