How to Hook Up a Sharp TV to Surround Sound

By James Clark

Sharp television sets are equipped with different connection jacks for hooking up audio and video components, such as a surround sound system. Surround sound consists of an AV receiver that serves as a hub for managing the equipment while delivering the audio signal to a set of speakers. The surround sound AV receiver connects in-between the Sharp TV and a source signal, such as cable or satellite television service. Video signals go to the Sharp TV and the receiver sends audio to the speakers.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 sets of component AV cables

Step 1

Connect the five color-coded plugs on one end of the component cables to the five matching color jacks on the back of a cable or satellite TV receiver box, using the RGB (red, green and blue) plugs for the connection to the video output jacks. The two remaining plugs, white and red, connect to the left and right audio outputs, respectively.

Step 2

Plug the other ends into a set of AV inputs on the back of the surround sound receiver, such as the jacks labeled for a TV signal. Some receivers are labeled Video 1, Video 2 and Video 3 for the different AV inputs, so make a note of which set connects the TV source signal to the receiver.

Step 3

Connect a second set of component video cables to the Out to TV video jacks on the back of the receiver, matching the red, green and blue plugs with the colors on the jacks.

Step 4

Insert the three plugs on the other end to the color-matching RGB video inputs on the back of the Sharp TV.

Step 5

Turn on the equipment, then set the AV receiver selector knob to the set of jacks (such as Video 1 or Video 2, for example) that connect it to the source signal.

Step 6

Press the "Input" button on the Sharp remote control until the TV source signal appears on the screen.

Step 7

Press the "SURR" button on the AV receiver remote control and adjust the volume on the receiver to the desired level.

Tips & Warnings

  • No connections are necessary for the TV audio jacks. The surround sound system supplies audio, so the TV's built-in speakers are not needed.
  • Unplug equipment from the electricity while hooking up AV cables.