That would be a heap of detail to go into. Time consuming...
Hopefully this quick pointer might help.
What is HDMI
High Definition MultiMedia Interface
Note the word MultiMedia
This Means....Both HD Video & Sound through the one cable.
HDMI is the latest state of the art connection.
Use this wherever possible. It's made for High Definition
Use a HDMI cable from one device to the other wherever both devices have that port type (connector).
You don't have to pay a premium ridiculous price for HDMI Cables as in the Monster type. Overpriced.
Well made regular brand & Gold pins are nice. Keep them Short.
Long Cables loose quality. 1 Meter is default.
Your LCD TV should have more than one HDMI port for inputting & outputting media (sound & video)
HDMI can be used for INPUT or OUTPUT
Eg OUT to an Amplifier or IN from a device like DVD Player.
On the OLDer equipment you will Have a YELLOW connector. That is used for the Video signal.
The RED is RIGHT AUDIO.
The WHITE is LEFT AUDIO.
Fiber OPTIC cables are a better way to transfer AUDIO than the red & white cables. Cleaner.
But this only works if the 2 devices have an optical port available.
Some New Amplifiers are smart and may require you to select the optical port in the settings instead of the default HDMI.
This may also apply to HDMI Port Choice.
Simply plug the HDMI in first & check.
Use a known source e.g. play a DVD or CD or Radio Reveiver as a signal.
ONE HDMI Port on the TV might be an OUTPUT ONLY channel (PORT) to an External Amplifier (if you wish to use one)
HDMI on external devices will be Outputing video & sound on their HDMI Port
To the INPUT HDMI PORTS on the TV.
Some TV's will fall back to a particular HDMI port on power fail or startup therefore not requiring you to use the remote every time.
External SPEAKERS should have the polarity checked. Eg Red (or marked wire) to the same post on either speaker. This makes sure that the speakers travel forward together at the same time. Pumping sound forward then retracting together....
so they are not fighting against each other.
.......This is called out of phase & distorts sound.
Hope this Helps
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