Article ID : 00025608 / Last Modified : 03/20/2018

How to connect a television and other audio/video (A/V) components to an A/V receiver.

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When determining the best connection method for setting up your home entertainment equipment like VCR, DVD player, DVD recorder or DVR unit, cable box, or satellite receiver, etc., it is important to consider the specific type of audio/video (A/V) components you want to connect, as well as the type of cables you want to use. The Sony® Hookup Guide is an interactive program that can provide you with a customized hookup scenario based on the available connection jacks on your home A/V components.

If model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

Refer to your A/V receiver manual for detailed information on setting your speakers for surround sound.