A home theater is an indispensable thing not only for fans of watching movies or TV shows on a widescreen TV with good picture quality and excellent sound, but also for avid audiophiles. With five speakers and a powerful subwoofer, you’ll get the best sound possible from any stereo system.
How to properly connect a home theater: some useful tips
It is known that any speaker system requires proper placement. The same is true for home theaters. According to the instruction scheme, the optimal location is when the vertical speakers are placed in the corners (there is an option to hang them on brackets), and the rest of the equipment is opposite the viewer, next to the TV. Considering the question of how to connect a home theater to a TV, the following points can be distinguished:
- Unpacking, removing from the box and interconnecting all parts of the vertical racks, as well as placing them in the corners according to the diagram (front and rear differ from each other in proximity to the player). It is recommended to turn the speakers slightly towards the center of the room.
- Connect the wires according to the color code on the back of the receiver.
- Next, you need to decide on the method of connecting the player to the TV, which depends on the available outputs. It is best to connect using a single HDMI cablecombining audio and video streaming. The SCART connection, which is made to the corresponding connectors on the body of the receiver and TV, has similar properties. There is also a component connection made using three cables: blue, green and red. The sockets for them are marked in the corresponding shades on the back of the receiver and TV. The S-Video variant, which is practically not found in the latest models, is considered obsolete.
- It remains only to power the cinema system from the network, and you’re done.
In the question of how to properly connect a home theater, thanks to the development of technical thought, everything is crystal clear and does not require any complex manipulations.
How to connect a home theater to a computer?
If for some reason you need to connect to a PC, then you will need a special cable, at one end of which there are two “tulip" connectors placed in the in jacks on the rear panel of the receiver, and at the other end there is a mini-jack output that is connected to the out socket on the system unit.
When connecting any piece of equipment on your own, the most important thing is to choose the path and purchase the required cable.