As much as we want we could have a movie theater-quality viewing experience at home, our televisions just cannot deliver the goods. Don't get us wrong, the visuals are excellent, but the audio is a different story. The speakers on our televisions are small and noisy compared to the ones that are best suited for listening to music and watching movies. Laptops are the same. If you currently have speakers, you can upgrade to a better listening experience by using them, or by purchasing a new sound system. We can promise you that they're worth it. It doesn't matter how expensive your TV is; even a cheap set of multimedia speakers around Rs. 2,000 can make a big difference in your setup.
Here, we hope to show you how simple it is to connect your TV's HDMI port to your sound system. There are a variety of ways to connect your TV to speakers, and we'll show you how to do it the right way.
Things to consider before you begin
Your TV and sound system's manuals should be kept in a safe place. Download them from the manufacturer's website if you cannot find them. Keep in mind that we're referring to connecting the speakers' input and output connectors. The manuals can help you locate these ports and learn about the features of your TV. Keep in mind that you may need to change the TV's settings to inform it to use external speakers, rather than the little ones we're attempting to escape. If this isn't a possibility, you can utilize the volume control on your external speakers and lower the TV's level to compensate.
RCA cables can be used.
With an RCA cable, you can easily connect your television to your speakers. They are only capable of delivering stereo sound, not surround sound. As long as you've got some basic speakers (either stereo or 2.1), you can use this. Using surround speakers will only play stereo sound if you're using them. A red and white pair of wires and connections denotes a pair. Cables that connect your TV's RCA output ports to the input ports on one of your speakers or the subwoofer in the case of the 2.1 speakers are called "RCA cables." To find out exactly where these ports are, consult the owner's manuals for your TV and speakers.
Your TV may include a headphone out port if it doesn't use RCA connectors to send audio out (3.5mm port). Connect your TV to the speakers using this. Phones, tablets, computers, and other devices all use the same type of connector. You'll need a 3.5mm audio jack for the TV and an RCA jack for the speakers to accomplish this. You can utilize a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable if your speakers also use 3.5mm for input connectivity (instead of RCA connectors). To get surround sound with this cable, you will need a more expensive cable.
Connecting a receiver or soundbar to a TV via HDMI (ARC) cable
Surround sound may be sent over HDMI without any quality degradation, which is not possible with RCA or 3.5mm connectors. Audio systems that lack HDMI ports are likely to be able to accommodate this. If your TV doesn't have an HDMI output port, you'll need to get one. An HDMI cable can be used to connect the two devices.
Using an HDMI cord from your soundbar or receiver to the TV
As long as you're utilizing an HDMI receiver or amplifier, HDMI cables can also be used. It's possible to connect a soundbar or receiver/amplifier to a TV without an HDMI output port by running an HDMI cable from the device's output port to your TV, then connecting your source device (such as a laptop, game console, or set-top box) through that device. Using a receiver or soundbar's remote control, rather than the TV's, you can switch between inputs. Using the speaker configuration, you'll still be able to hear all of the audio. For those who don't have access to HDMI-ARC, or who prefer using their receiver/amplifier-powered speakers instead of the TV's built-in speakers, this is a viable alternative.
It's rare to see optical cables in use, yet they provide the same level of performance as HDMI. A receiver or soundbar that offers an optical output should be connected to your TV via that output if it is available. If you do this, the sound will be transmitted in a more immersive manner. Thinner and more inconspicuous than bulkier HDMI or convoluted RCA cable arrangements, these cables are ideal for home theater installations. In order to verify that audio is sent via optical cable, you may need to adjust the settings on your television or source.
You may connect your TV to your speakers in a variety of ways. A nice soundbar or surround sound speaker, amplifier-receiver system is the best way to proceed. And if you haven't already done so, we recommend adjusting the picture quality on your TV. Don't forget to check out our feature articles on how to improve the quality of your TV's picture in only a few minutes, as well as a more advanced way of calibration. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns about purchasing speakers or televisions.