How to Hook Up External Audio to My Insignia LCD TV
Insignia LCD televisions are manufactured with a variety of audio/video jacks for connecting electronic components. External audio, such as speakers for a home theater system, can be quickly connected with standard RCA-type cables. When connected to a receiver capable of reproducing surround sound, the Insignia TV can deliver multichannel audio from programs recorded in surround sound. Hooking up external audio to an Insignia also will produce a richer audio experience, since the built-in speakers on most televisions can only create stereo sound with limited amplification.
Things You'll Need
- Insignia LCD TV
- Audio/video receiver
- RCA audio cables
- Speaker wire
- Wire strippers
Plug a set of RCA audio cables into the "Audio Out" jacks on the back of the Insignia.
Plug the other ends of the cables into the receiver's auxiliary jacks or any unused pair of left and right audio jacks.
Connect at least one pair of stereo speakers to the receiver using speaker wire by cutting one-half inch of insulation from the wires and inserting the red wire into the right audio post and the other wire into the left audio post.
Turn on the TV and the receiver, then set the receiver selector to auxiliary to hear television programming through the connected external speakers.
Tips & Warnings
- Connect a second set of speakers for rear-channel audio and a center-channel speaker for dialogue to enjoy richer effects with television programming recorded in surround sound.
- Turn off all equipment while making the connections.