How To Setup Multiple Media Devices To A Television

How To Setup Multiple Media Devices To A Television

Your TV can be difficult to connect to many media components. Streaming audio devices, Blu-Ray players, ROKU players, Apple TV, stereo tuners, DVRs, Cable Boxes, Satelite Boxes, Sound Bars, Digital Converters, Home Theaters, Streaming Media Players, Receiver Audio, and Surround Sound systems can all be hooked up simultaneously to a television.

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How To Easily Setup Multiple Device Components To A Television

When all the cables are available and they are organized neatly, it can be done without any confusion. Keep HDMI cables organized and hidden by routing them so that they are out of sight. Make sure that you label the cables accordingly. Your media device will be easier to disconnect if you do this.

How to connect multiple media devices to a TV

  1. Before connecting any cables to your TV, make sure it is off.
  2. Before you begin connecting anything to your flat screen television, make sure you have all the appropriate components and cables.
  3. Always choose HDMI cables if you have a choice. (HDMI produces the highest quality picture.)
  4. Connect all of your media devices to a power strip that has surge protectors built in. If there is a power surge or lightning strike, all the electronic components will be protected.
  5. A media device should be connected at a time.
  6. Plug the cable into the media player and the other end into the TV’s appropriate input. HDMI is usually used for this.
  7. Connect the surge protector power strip to the media device.
  8. Connect all media devices by repeating this step.
  9. When watching TV, keep the cables within the same area to keep them organized and out of sight.
  10. After you’ve connected all your media devices, keep them organized with cable ties.
  11. This will allow you to easily distinguish which cable is which if you choose to label each wire according to what it’s connected to.
  12. Connect all your media devices and turn on your television with the TV remote.
  13. Use the remote control for the media device to test each component.
  14. Make a note of which device is connected to which input on your TV so you will know which input to select when watching a DVD or connecting to a ROKU, for example.
  15. On some TVs, you can label each input in the MENU so you know which input is for which media component.

TV - Connecting Devices - Cables and Components

TV – Connecting Devices – Cables and Components
Back of TV - Where to connect cables?

Back of TV – Where to connect cables?

Back and side of TV - Connect cables for devices here

Back and side of TV – Connect cables for devices here


Connect cables for devices here – HDMI, COMPONENT, ANTENNA, CABLE

NOTE:Televisions and other components with red and white audio video jacks are stereo models, so the cables must be connected to the correct inputs. You can disregard the Red cable and connections if your unit lacks an A/V jack for the Red signal.

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