If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to watch a movie in the comfort of your own home, but our TVs aren’t up to the task. Don’t get us wrong: the picture is excellent; nevertheless, the sound is not.
Our TV speakers are teeny-tiny and noisy in comparison to those designed for music and movie listening. Laptops are in the same boat. The good news is that you may upgrade your listening experience by upgrading your speakers or investing in a new sound system. They’re well worth it, we promise.
If you’ve purchased or are considering purchasing a sound system, we hope to show you how simple it is to connect your TV to your speakers. We’ll show you how to connect your TV to speakers using a variety of methods, and we’ll show you how to do it the right way.
It’s a good idea to maintain the manuals for your TV and sound system on hand. If you can’t find them, go to the manufacturer’s website and download them. Remember, we’re talking about connecting the TV’s output connectors to the speakers’ input connectors. The manuals will inform you where to look for these ports and what options are available on your TV.
Also, keep in mind that you may need to change certain TV settings to tell it to use the external speakers rather than the tiny ones we’re trying to avoid. If you don’t have any other options, turn down the TV’s level completely and utilize the volume control on your external speakers.
One of the simplest methods to connect your TV to your speaker system is via RCA cords. They only have stereo sound (left and right channels), not surround sound. This is usable if you’re utilizing a simple set of stereo or 2.1 speakers. Surround speakers will only play stereo sound if you use them.
The wires and connections are commonly labeled red and white as a pair. These cables connect the red and white RCA output ports on the back of your TV to the input ports on one of your speakers, or the subwoofer unit if you have 2.1 speakers. To find out where these ports are located, consult the manuals for the TV and speakers.
HDMI is one of the more popular techniques since it can broadcast surround sound without sacrificing quality, which is a problem with RCA and 3.5mm connectors. This is likely to be supported by surround sound speaker sets, receivers, and soundbars without HDMI inputs. Your TV must also have an HDMI output port, which is sometimes referred to as HDMI-ARC. An HDMI cable should be used to connect the two devices.