Frequently asked questions

Question

How do I connect my home theater system (HTS) or surround sound system (SSS) to the TV?

Answer

Your TV is equipped with several types of connections. The type of connection you should use to connect your audio equipment depends on which features of the audio system you want to use.

If you wish to connect the audio out from the TV to the audio system:

  • The TV has a digital audio output (coaxial) and an RCA audio (red and white) output. The Scart does not support audio and video output. The audio equipment must have a digital audio/digital coax/spdif input or RCA audio connection in order to work with the TV.
  • If you have Scart equipment without an RCA audio (red and white) or a digital audio connection, you can also purchase a Scart-to-cinch cable. Plug the Scart plug into the Scart connection on your audio system and match the red and white audio cinch cables up to the 'AUDIO OUT LR' at the back of the TV.

Follow these steps to connect the devices:

  1. Switch the TV and the HTS off.
  2. Connect the HTS choosing one of the above solutions.
  3. Switch the TV and the HTS on.
  4. Select a TV channel.
  5. Select the input on the HTS to which the TV is connected.
  6. Adjust the volume on the audio equipment to hear the sound from the audio equipment loudspeakers.
  7. If you do not wish to hear the sound from the TV, press the volume down button on the remote control to turn the TV's volume down or set to OFF mode in the TV SPEAKERS menu.
  8. You can also use the TV remote control to adjust the volume on the audio equipment if;
    • Your source is HDMI CEC compliant with EasyLink remote control functionality and activated.
    • The EasyLink remote control feature on the TV is activated.
    • The source and TV are connected via a HDMI cable.
  9. If you experience a delay in the audio signal from the HTS, verify if the HTS has an audio delay feature and make the required adjustments. The TV itself does not have an option to set the audio delay. 

Note: Digital and analogue audio out are available when viewing program received from all inputs. 

If you wish to connect the HTS to the TV for video playback:

Use a HDMI cable to connect the TV to HTS.

  1. Switch the TV and the HTS off.
  2. Connect the HDMI cable from the 'HDMI OUT' connection on the HTS to the 'HDMI' connection at the back of the TV.
  3. Switch the TV and the HTS on.
  4. Select a play media on the HTS, if applicable.
  5. Press the play button on the HTS.
  6. If the source is HDMI CEC compliant, the TV will automatically switch to the HDMI input.
  7. If the TV did not switch to the HDMI input, ensure that the EasyLink feature on the TV and HTS is activated.
  8. If your source is not HDMI CEC compliant, manually switch the TV to the HDMI input.
  9. If you do not wish to hear the sound from the TV:
  1. If the source is HDMI CEC with system audio functionality, the TV speakers will be muted automatically when the TV is set to AUTOMATIC (EasyLink) mode in the TV SPEAKERS menu.
  2. If your source does not have the system audio functionality, press the volume down button on the TV remote control to turn the TV's volume down or set to OFF mode in the TV SPEAKERS menu.
  3. Adjust the volume on the HTS to hear the audio from the HTS loudspeakers.

If you do not have a HDMI audio system:

There are other types of connection to connect a HTS to your TV;

Follow these steps to connect the devices:

  1. Switch the TV and the HTS off.
  2. Connect the HTS choosing one of the above solutions.
  3. Switch the TV and the HTS on.
  4. Select a play media on the HTS, if applicable.
  5. Press the play button on the HTS.
  6. Press the 'SOURCE' button on the TV remote control repeatedly to select the type of connection you want to use.
  7. If you do not wish to hear the sound from the TV, press the volume down button on the remote control to turn the TV's volume down or set to OFF mode in the TV SPEAKERS menu.

 

 

 

 

 

Connection using digital audio / digital coaxial / spdif input

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Connection using cinch-to-cinch audio connection 

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Connection using Scart-to-cinch audio (red and white) adaptor

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Connection using HDMI connection

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Connection using YPbPr connection

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Connection using Scart connection

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Connection using SVideo connection

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Connection using CVBS connection

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