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.

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Plug a set of RCA audio cables into the "Audio Out" jacks on the back of the Insignia.

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Plug the other ends of the cables into the receiver's auxiliary jacks or any unused pair of left and right audio jacks.

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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.

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Turn on the TV and the receiver, then set the receiver selector to auxiliary to hear television programming through the connected external speakers.