How to Connect Samsung Smart Tv to Home Theater

If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to get your Samsung smart TV connected with your home theater system, then this article is for you.

Connecting them will allow you to watch movies on Netflix right from your TV without having to switch sources at all.

The Samsung Smart TV is one of the most popular among customers who are looking for a large, high-quality TV. So it’s not surprising that many would want to connect their new TV to their existing home theater system.

With a growing number of devices, it’s becoming more and more difficult to connect everything in your home. So, how do you get the best audio and video quality from your devices?

This article presents an overview of connecting a Samsung Smart TV, allowing you to enjoy the best possible home theater experience.

Here are four methods to connect Samsung Smart Tv to Home Theater:

  1. Bluetooth Connection
  2. RCA Connections
  3. Digital Optical Audio Connection
  4. HDMI-ARC Connection

We will explain below how you can connect your Samsung Smart Tv to Home Theater using each method.

First Method: Bluetooth Connection (Easy Method)

Bluetooth technology is ideal for those who do not want to spend too much money on cables. Bluetooth allows you to connect your smart TV very easily to your home theater system.

The good thing about Bluetooth is that it does not require a lot of cabling for your smart TV and a home theater system. This is especially good for users who have small living rooms or they want to keep things tidy and free of clutter.

So, let’s look at how to connect your TV with a Bluetooth connection.

Connect your Samsung TV and Home Theater via Bluetooth
Follow these simple steps to complete the process:
You need to make sure that the smart Samsung TV supports Bluetooth and that the home theater system also supports Bluetooth.
Enable Bluetooth on your TV and ensure that the “Bluetooth” function is enabled.
If you have a Bluetooth receiver, plug it into your home theater system. You can now start pairing the TV with your Bluetooth receiver.
Pair the two devices so that they can communicate with each other.

After you’ve paired your devices, you should see a Bluetooth icon on your TV screen. If the connection is successful, then this means you are now able to stream audio directly from your TV to your home theater system.

Second Method: RCA Connections

One of the most affordable and simple methods to connect your Samsung Smart TV to Home Theater is using an RCA connection. There are three types of RCA connections: Video, Audio (Left and Right) subwoofer.

RCA cables are red, white and yellow in color. The yellow cable is for the video signal. The red cable is for audio left channel and the white for right channel. The Subwoofer (included in some AV receivers) carries the LFE frequencies for your Subwoofer.

The video signal can be connected to a DVI-HDMI connection, but it will only carry the video signal. Therefore, all the sound will have to be connected through an audio cable, which does not carry any video signal.

Connect Samsung Smart Tv to Home Theater using RCA Cables
Whenever you use the RCA connection, here are the steps that you have to follow:
Connect one end of the audio cable into an available RCA jack in your TV.
Connect the other end of the audio cable into your Home Theater’s audio source (AV receiver, DVD player, cable box, etc.)
Turn on the Home Theater and wait for it to warm up.
Turn on your TV and select the correct input source for your video system.
Select the correct input source on your TV set for audio.
Turn on your AV receiver and select the correct input source for your audio system.
If your TV has an audio output jack, connect the Subwoofer to it by using a cable. The other end of the cable should be connected to the LFE output on your AV receiver.
If you don’t have an audio output jack on your TV, connect the Subwoofer to the same RCA jack on the back of your TV that you connected your front left and right speakers too.

The main advantage of using these cables is that you can enjoy high-quality audio and video with the help of these cables. You don’t need any other cables to connect your TV, your Audio receiver, Subwoofer or cable/sat box etc. Also, you don’t have to worry about setting up speaker wire in a room as this is one of the biggest advantages, which saves time and cost.

One of the major problems that you may face while using these cables is a sound delay. The sound that’s coming out from your TV might be a little delayed while watching a movie on your smart TV. It might take some time to adjust to this, but once you get used to it, there will not be any problem.

Third Method: Digital Optical Audio Connection

If you want to hear the sound from your smart TV in a 5.1 channel surround system, then it is important to get an optical audio connection as most of the AV Receivers, or Home Theater systems are integrated with a digital optical audio input.

The Optical cable is made up of one fiberglass cable capable of carrying high-quality video and audio signals. One end of the cable is a light-emitting diode (LED), while the other is a photocoupler. The LED end emits light, which is converted into an electrical signal by the photocoupler at the other end of the cable.

using Digital Optical Audio Connection
Here is a step-by-step guide:
Connect the optical cable connector to your TV’s optical audio output jack and on your Audio Receiver or Home Theater System (usually located in the rear panel of the AV receiver).
Activate “Digital Audio Out” from the “Sound” option present in the Samsung Smart Tv Menu.
Tune the channel to select Digital Optical Source for Audio output in your Audio receiver. Test the audio to make sure it’s working properly.
Enjoy the high quality and crystal-clear sound on your home theater system from Samsung Smart TV.
Note: There are chances that you might have an optical cable but still not be able to get the surround sound effect; if this is the case, then you need to configure Audio settings properly in your smart TV.

Steps To Configure Audio Settings in Your Samsung Smart Tv:

1: Go to the “Settings” menu from the Home Screen of your Samsung Smart TV

2: Choose the “Sound” option 

3: Tune in to options like Sound Mode, Treble, Bass or Balance and customize the settings to get maximum surround sound effect

4: For proper compatibility of audio, it is recommended that you use a certified optical cable with your smart TV and Home Theater System.

Using the Optical Audio output and your AV receiver, you can connect Samsung smart TV to a home theater system using an optical audio cable. If your Home Theater or AV system doesn’t have an Optical input, then you can use an HDMI connection to connect it.

Fourth Method: HDMI-ARC Connection

If you own an AV receiver or Home Theater System, which supports HDMI-ARC, then you can easily connect Samsung Smart TV to it using an HDMI cable.

HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is a technology that provides an alternative way to connect audio from your TV to an AV receiver or home theater system. This feature is useful when you want to listen to TV audio through your 5.1 channel or 7.2 channel home theater system instead of plain stereo sound.

setup Samsung smart TV using an HDMI connection
Here is a step-by-step guide:
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your TV and the other end into your Audio/Video Receiver (AVR) or Home Theater System (HTS).
If you are using a Wireless HDMI Adapter, then it is preferable to install the device and pair your TV with AVR or HTS before using an HDMI cable.
Check whether soundbar mode is enabled in the audio settings of your smart TV. If enabled, then turn off this option to enjoy surround sound effects.
Select HDMI as an input source in your TV to get high-quality video and audio from the connected device.

Now, you can enjoy unlimited fun watching movies, videos, music or playing games through your home theater system by connecting Samsung smart TV using HDMI Cable.

Advantages of using HDMI connection for Smart Tv:

  • The use of only one cable for data transfer and video output reduces the cabling clutter in your room and home.
  • HDMI is capable of carrying high-quality video and audio signals.
  • For proper compatibility, an HDMI cable is recommended for use with Samsung smart TV.

Final Thoughts!

Whether it is the sound or video that needs improving, there are many ways of making your TV viewing experience better.

We hope this guide helped you connect Samsung Smart Tv to Home Theater and that you will be able to enjoy more movies without any problems!

However, If you’re still having trouble with the connection process, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

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