A Samsung home theatre system can make watching movies at
home like going to the theater. Proper setup is essential to get the full
benefit of the Samsung system, which is available in 5.1 and 7.1 channel
surround sound configurations.
Typically the final step in setting up any home theater is
connecting your TV to your system.
Like most home theatre systems, your Samsung home theater
receiver will allow you to plug all of your components into it, meaning you
only have to run a few cables to connect your television to your system.
Make sure your playback devices are properly connected to
Whatever playback devices you use, make sure
they are plugged into the appropriate inputs on your receiver.
DVD and Blu-ray players, satellite boxes and
cable boxes should all be plugged into video inputs, and CD players should be
plugged into audio inputs.
Your receiver will have labels on the back
panel indicating into which input you should plug your devices.
Connect the video out to your TV's video input. Make sure
you use the correct cable to make the connection. For newer receivers, the
connection will likely be either HDMI or component.
If your receiver has an HDMI output, use an
HDMI cable to connect the receiver to the HDMI input on your TV.
If your receiver uses a component output, use
a component cable to connect your receiver to the component input on your TV.
Connect the audio output of your TV to one of
the audio inputs on your Samsung receiver if you want to output your
television's audio through your home theatre system.
Most recent TVs will either use an optical
cable or a digital coaxial cable to connect to the receiver, allowing you 5.1
channel surround from your television.
If you have an older set, you will likely have
to use standard RCA cables.
Turn on your receiver and press the
"Setup/Menu" button on your receiver's remote.
When "Input" appears on the display,
press the right arrow key on your remote to select TV from the list.
After selecting TV, press the up or down arrow
keys on your remote to select the audio input jack into which you have plugged
your TV's audio cable.
Press the "Exit" button on your
remote to exit the setup menu and lock in the settings.
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If you're not an electronics junkie, hooking up your
surround sound can seem daunting.
There are so many wires and settings that it's
understandable why some people might rather pay someone else to do it for them.
But you can do it yourself as long as you make sure the
speakers are positioned correctly; the wires are not only plugged in all the
way, but plugged into the right places; and the settings on your television and
amplifier are set up correctly.
Check to make sure your surround-sound speakers are correctly installed.
Locate the test function on your surround-sound remote
control or amplifier panel to do this.
You will know your speakers are hooked up if sound comes out
of each speaker during the test.
Make sure your audio cables are hooked up properly.
Make sure the audio cables running from your television to
your amplifier are plugged in correctly. The red and white wires should be
plugged into the "Audio Out" spot on the back of your television.
Those same red and white audio wires should be plugged into
one of the "Audio Input" spaces on the back of your amplifier.
Turn on your television.
Locate the "Menu" button on either your television
remote or your television set.
Scroll through your options until you find "Audio
Mode" or a similar naming convention.
Scroll through your options until you find "Digital
Audio Out," or a similar naming convention. Choose it.
Scroll through your options until you find "Dolby
Digital Out." Select that option.
Power your surround-sound system on.
Make sure you have the correct audio input selected.
After the correct audio input is selected, make sure you
actually have the Dolby Digital aspect of your surround sound system turned on.
The default for most surround-sound systems is the standard
two-channel, stereo output.
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