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Please help me!!

I'm tryin to connect my Philips HTS3440 to my TV set so it can play my TV through my HTS3440 speakers. I'm askin you how to do it. I don't have an owners manual!

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Re: Please help me!!

There are a few possibilities.
1)You can connect a red and white AV cable (or the red and white portion of a red, white and yellow cable) from the TV Audio OUTPUT to the "Audio In/TV" portion of the HTS (NOTE: Many TV's do not have an Audio OUTPUT).

2)You can connect a red and white AV cable (or the red and white portion of a red, white and yellow cable) from the Audio OUTPUT of your cable or satellite box to the "Audio In/TV" portion of the HTS.

Note: Using a red and white cable may not give you sound on all 5 speakers.

3)Get a digital audio or SPDIF cable and run it from the TV, Cable or Satellite Box's Digital Audio OUT to the "DIGITAL IN" of the HTS. This will give you the best sound quality. When using this (or any of the other) type of connection, press SURR until you get sound from all 5 speakers.

Also, the manual can be obtained from

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