How to Wire With HDMI Cables on Home Theater

Home theater systems generally include an interconnected television, audio system, cable/satellite receiver and media player, such as a DVD or Blu-ray playback device. Connecting your home theater system components using the preferred connection types available will promote better picture and sound quality. Certain home theater component may feature High Definition Multimedia Interface connection options. HDMI connections transfer both digital audio and video signals, providing up to 1080p picture resolution and high-quality audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.

Things You'll Need

  • HDMI cables
  • Optical cable
  • Digital coaxial cable
  • Pair of RCA audio cables

Instructions

  1. Audio Receivers with HDMI Switching Capability

    • 1

      Turn off all home theater components.

    • 2

      Remove any existing A/V cables connected to the television, cable/satellite box, audio receiver, media player, game system or any other HDMI-equipped home theater device.

    • 3

      Connect a HDMI cable to an available "HDMI OUT" port, located at the rear of the television. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable an available "HDMI IN" port, located at the rear of the audio receiver.

    • 4

      Connect the remaining HDMI cables from the "HDMI OUT" port found at the rear of the cable/satellite box, media player, game system, as well as any other HDMI-equipped device to the remaining "HDMI IN" ports available on the audio receiver.

    Audio Receivers without HDMI Pass-through Connections

    • 5

      Turn off all home theater components.

    • 6

      Disconnect any A/V cables connected to the home theater components, if needed.

    • 7

      Connect a HDMI cable from one of the available "HDMI IN" ports found at the rear of the television. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the cable/satellite receiver's "HDMI OUT" port. Repeat the connection process for the remaining HDMI-equipped devices, using a different available "HDMI IN" port on the television for each additional device.

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