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Setting up your home theater System

This guide provides you with step, by step instructions on selecting setting up and connecting the components of a home theater system, including the TV, speakers and receiver.

Preparation your smart tv

1. Determine the necessary parts to purchase. A typical home theater system consists of speakers, a receiver, a video input device (such as a DVD player or game console) and a TV. Before shopping for speakers and receivers assess your equipment inventory.

2. Decide on the placement of your home theater. It’s important to avoid purchasing equipment only to discover that your TV and speakers are too large for your living room. Prior to buying any components measure the room where you plan to set up your home theater and identify locations for each part.

Choosing the TV

1. Select a TV with excellent picture quality. The resolution plays a role in enhancing the experience on your television screen. Higher resolutions are achieved through increased pixel count. For instance 2160p (also known as “4K Ultra HD”) is more expensive, than 1080p (” HD”) or 720p.

If you’re interested, in having control over your home theater system and achieving the sound quality it’s possible to create your own surround sound setup using five speakers, a receiver and a subwoofer. This option works well for individuals who already own some components like a high quality TV, speakers or Blu Ray player but want to expand their system. To accomplish this you’ll need the following parts;

The receiver plays a role as it connects all of your devices (such as speakers, video inputs, the TV) together. By using a receiver you won’t have to switch inputs on your TV when utilizing devices. It’s important to choose a receiver that can accommodate all of the inputs you intend to use. Receivers come in sizes and shapes; ensure that you select one with audio and video (like HDMI) inputs for all your connected devices. Additionally make sure it has at one audio input, for connecting the speakers.

When purchasing a receiver make sure it is specifically designed for home theater systems than an audio receiver since these are capable of handling both video and audio signals.

Before proceeding with setting up the speakers its recommended to test and rectify any issues with your video connection.
Make sure you have all the equipment to test the video. Turn on your TV, receiver and media player. Use the “Video” or “Input” button, on your TV to navigate to the HDMI input and switch to it. You should now see a picture from your DVD player or smart component.

Now it’s time to connect your speakers to the receiver, which can be a bit challenging as each room has requirements and obstacles. While the basic wiring is simple it’s important to take your time and carefully hide the wires in a manner. Speaker wire consists of two wires. One red and one black. That need to be connected. Connect one wire from the back of each speaker to the “Audio Output” ports, on the receiver. For each speaker attach one end of the wire to its red “input ” and connect the other end of that wire to the red “output” on your receiver. Repeat this process with the wire.

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