How to Connect a DVD Home Theater System to a Panasonic TV

Updated February 21, 2017

Panasonic television sets, whether digital or analogue, are equipped with different connection jacks to accommodate electronic components such as a home theatre system. Digital Panasonic sets have component RGB jacks for video. Analogue sets use an S-video socket to receive the video signal. Some digital Panasonic models also have S-video to connect with older, analogue equipment. Since a home theatre with built-in DVD player provides the sound through the system's connected speakers, only a video connection is needed for the Panasonic.

Unplug the home theatre system and the Panasonic from the electrical sockets.

Connect the three colour-coded video plugs on a component cable to the red, green and blue inputs on a digital Panasonic TV, or insert the S-video cable into the S-video input socket of an analogue Panasonic. S-video can also be used to connect the TV with an older home theatre system that may only have an S-video output.

Insert the component plugs on the other end of the cable into the digital video outputs of the home theatre system, or plug in the S-video cable to the S-video output on the system.

Plug in the power cords for the home theatre and Panasonic.

Switch on the TV and activate the connection to the home theatre by pressing the "Input" button on the remote control.

Things You'll Need

  • Component or S-video cable
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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.