How Can I Get Surround Sound From My Television?
You cannot get surround sound from your television. On the other hand, if your television has audio output jacks you can connect your TV to your Home Theater System and get stereo sound (that is, sound from the left and right speakers of your Home Theater System only).
To connect your TV audio output jacks to your Home Theater System and get stereo sound, follow these steps:
- Turn off your TV and Home Theater System.
- Connect the Audio Out jacks on your TV to the External Audio Component Input jacks on the back of your Home Theater System. The External Audio Component Input connectors are typically labeled AUX IN.
Note: There are usually two pairs of Audio Input jacks, AUX 1 and AUX 2. Each pair has a jack for the left audio input and the right audio input. Often, there are two Video AUX IN jacks as well. You can plug the audio cables into either audio AUX 1 or AUX 2. See the following diagram.
- Turn on your TV and Home Theater System.
- Press the Function Button on the front panel of your Home Theater System until the display on your Home Theater System shows AUX 1 or AUX 2.
Note: If your television does not have Audio Out jacks, you may be able to get stereo sound by attaching the Audio Out jacks on your VCR to either the AUX 1 or AUX 2 audio inputs on your Home Theater System. If you attach your VCR to AUX 1 or AUX 2, you will have to tune your television to channel 3 or 4, and then tune to the station you want to watch on your VCR.