DIAGRAM - Cable TV, HD Cable Box, DVD player, Audio/Video Receiver, Speakers, HDTV
Optical audio out to surround system Dolby Digital
|High Definition TV
allows enhanced audio as well as HD video and this includes Dolby
Digital™ 5.1 surround sound. The 5.1 means five speakers and
one subwoofer to envelope you in sound. Two front speakers and two rear
speakers put you in the center of the action. A fifth, center-channel
speaker is positioned above or below your TV. The subwoofer can be
placed anywhere in the room, and delivers the low-frequency bass
effects to complete the big cinema sound experience. A surround sound
system is usually completed with a "receiver" box that controls the
sound for all the speakers. To maximize your HD Television set-up,
choose the right audio cables to connect surround sound to your HDTV.
*HDMI cable - The simplest and best way to connect your HDTV to surround sound, HDMI cables carry crisp, clear audio and video signals in a single cable.
*Optical cable - Transferred in a fiber optic cable, this audio signal is sent with light pulses and supports stereo to multi-channel audio transmission. Compatible with AC-3, Dolby Digital and Stereo.
*Digital Coax cable - Transferred in a single shielded cable, this audio signal is sent with electrical signals, and supports stereo to multi-channel audio transmission. Compatible with AC-3, Dolby Digital and Stereo.
*RCA cable - An analog signal output used to transmit mono or stereo audio channels.