How to Connect an LG Home Theater System

Updated February 21, 2017

LG home theatre systems come with surround sound speakers and a built-in DVD or Blu-ray disc player. Connect a TV to the LG home theatre receiver to complete the system and start watching movies in less than an hour. Each speaker connects to the receiver with a pre-cut wire, which comes with the LG system. An HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) cable connects the LG receiver to an HDTV.

Set the front left and right speakers on each side of the TV, according to the labels on the back of each unit. The centre speaker sits below or above the TV for dialogue. Place the two rear speakers at the back of the room behind the seating. Set the subwoofer, a box speaker for bass, near the receiver on the floor.

Connect each speaker to the terminals on the LG receiver labelled for that speaker, using the supplied two-strand wires. The coloured strand connects to the red (+) terminal and the plain wire attaches to the black (-) terminal on the back of each speaker and the receiver.

Insert the plug on the end of an HDMI cable into the port on the lower left corner of the LG receiver's back panel.

Connect the other end of the cable to an HDMI port on the television set.

Plug in the supplied AM loop antenna to the port labelled "AM" on the back of the LG receiver.

Plug in the FM antenna to the port labelled "FM" on the rear of the receiver.

Connect an iPod, if desired, to the labelled "iPod" port on the back of the LG receiver. Other portable audio devices, such as a CD player, can be connected to the 3.5mm stereo jack on the front of the receiver in the bottom left corner.

Things You'll Need

  • HDMI 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.