Connecting your hi-fi to your TV

To determine which connection to use, check which of the following your amplifier and TV has blessed you with.

Amplifiers with RCA connectors

Look for a analog RCA output on your TV, or a 3.5mm headphone out. If there isn't either of these, you might find an optical digital out. You will need a digital to analog converter which takes optical digital in, and spits out analog to go to your RCA inputs.

 

Amplifiers with digital inputs

If your amplifier has an optical input, its a no brainer, use the TV's optical out 

 

Receivers with HDMI inputs

Check if your TV has a HDMI audio return channel and connect using HDMI read here for tips

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