how to connect old speakers to tv
Most of the audio and video devices you buy for a TV plug in to an HDMI connector, but if your TV only has two HDMI inputs then it will be at capacity with just a Sky box and a Blu-ray player. Nobody likes leaning over the TV to shift around connections, unplugging the PVR to connect a Blu-ray player all while trying desperately not to knock it over.
First, you need to deactivate the speakers on your TV. You can do it from the audio menu of TV, or just select the “external speaker” option instead. So, you can easily connect the soundbar with the digital audio cable, plug in the cable’s one side into the TV and another one into the soundbar.
If you find that your TV, A/V receiver or home theater (HT) system does not support ARC, you will need to use Option 2: Coaxial Digital Cable, Optical Digital Cable, or Option 3: Audio Cable to connect your devices. Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI portsARC.
If not, you might need an adapter to connect the cable to the TV’s RCA audio-out jacks. I’m not sure I’d recommend actually buying computer speakers for this purpose, though something like the …
Connect the other end of the cable to the Video Input jack on the back of the HDTV, using either the HDMI Input or the Component Video Input. Turn on the equipment and set the receiver to the HDTV setting, which processes the signal from the Sky HD box to produce surround sound from the receiver to the speakers, while sending the video signal to the HDTV.
If you’ve purchased a Blu-ray player or video game console in the past decade, you likely already have everything you need to connect your TV to Wi-Fi. Consoles as far back as PlayStation 3 (2006-2013) and Xbox 360 (2001-2013) come equipped with the ability to connect to the internet.
Either by an old fashion RCA signal cable or wirelessly if you have a turntable and speakers that support wireless (Bluetooth). But if your turntable doesn’t have a built-in preamp and/or your speakers don’t have a built-in amplifier, it will unfortunately not work to connect them directly.
We aren’t sure what to expect when we connect up the Missions. Speakers have advanced a lot over the years, becoming cleaner, less distorted and more detailed. It turns out we needn’t have worried, the 70MkIIs still shine, delivering a performance that in some ways impresses even today.