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How to hook up to the surround sound to the cable, blue ray, and TV

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This very simple audio system can be connected to just one unit at a time - it has just a single input set of connectors - and the source must have the full 6 connectors. Because of that you can't connect it to a tv - not a single one has those connectors.
For the rest just buy 3 2-headed RCA connector cables and plug them to the back of the BR or the cable box by matching the colors on the audio jack at the HT and the source - you can't plug them incorrectly, the colors are very distinctive.
BTW don't expect great performances, this is a very simple, low cost 5.1 audio set.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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