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How to Connect a Samsung Home Theater System to a DSTV PVR & TV

Updated February 21, 2017

DStv manufactures personal video recorders (PVRs) with high-definition recording capability that can be hooked up to a Samsung home theatre system and HDTV. Two types of cables are required for this set-up. Use an optical audio cable to hook up the DStv to the Samsung for multichannel surround sound. A high-definition media interface (HDMI) cable is needed to hook up the DStv PVR to an HDTV for the best available high-definition picture.

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  1. Turn off the power to the PVR, the Samsung home theatre receiver and the TV by pressing the "Power" or "On/Off" buttons on the components.

  2. Connect an optical audio cable from the jack labelled "Digital Audio Out" on the rear of the PVR to the "Digital Audio In" jack on the back of the Samsung home theatre receiver.

  3. Connect the HDMI video cable from the single jack labelled "HDMI" on the rear of the PVR to an input HDMI jack on the television.

  4. Turn on the power to the PVR, the Samsung receiver and the HDTV.

  5. Press the HDTV remote control's video source button until the PVR signal appears on the screen.

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Things You'll Need

  • Optical cable
  • HDMI cable

About the Author

James Clark

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.

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