Theatre-alike enjoyment at home feels like a dream come true. Gone are the days when people used to hit the theatre to absorb the vibe of receiving fuller music besides high-end streaming to get lost in the moment. Now you can avail yourself of a similar fun day in and day out without getting out of the home and there is no heavy price for it. Just your TV and a quality Receiver. We have picked Yamaha Receiver for this purpose because of the immense appreciation it has received for delivering a surround sound system.
Don’t fret over your TV brand, it could be any, considering the model should be the latest one or at least not too old to be one from the ’80s or ’90s. Let’s suppose the two major devices for easy understanding throughout the guide. It’s a Samsung TV with a Yamaha receiver.
How To Connect Yamaha Receiver To Tv
There are possibly two easiest ways that can help connect your TV with the Yamaha Receiver and I am going down on each in detail.
Connecting Yamaha Receiver to TV using HDMI Cable:
We have tried to simplify the method of bringing the TV and Yamaha receiver on the same page using the HDMI cable with the following 8 easy steps.
First things first, you need to confirm the compatibility of your TV with the Yamaha receiver. For this, take out the user manual of your TV and read it out. Look for the HDMI connection feature and also find the HDMI ARC in its provided set of accessories. If you see that your TV model can allow being connected with a Receiver for better audio and video streaming, move on to the next step.
The chances are high that you are doing this thing for the first time and that is why you have landed on this guide. Therefore, to make the connection possible, you have to amend the settings of your TV so that it can accept the Receiver connection to direct the signals for A/V interaction.
There is an HDMI-CEC or Anynet+ option in the Settings of your TV that must be activated to proceed. For this, get in the Settings section of your TV and then click on the General menu tab. Look for the Device Manager (or External Device Manager) option and then find within it the Anynet+ option. Activate it and shut the settings.
Now turn OFF your TV and adjust the Yamaha Receiver nearby your TV. Take out the HDMI ARC and look for the concerned port on your TV. It might be labeled as ARC. The Receiver must also be turned OFF at the time of inserting the HDMI cable.
It’s time to connect the HDMI ARC in both (in and out) ports of the TV and Yamaha Receiver.
You will easily find the HDMI ARC port on the back of your TV. However, in the case of the Receiver, please make sure that you insert the cable only in the concerned port. You might get confused after seeing so many ports.
After inserting the cable into both devices, you can now turn them ON.
On your TV, after the ARC connection, select the HDMI port of your Yamaha Receiver depending on which one you choose to insert the cable. If it’s the first port then HDMI 1 and so on for 2 and 3.
Set the audio configurations now by first getting in the Setup menu of your receiver and then in the Speaker. In the same tab, you will also find the button to adjust the volume.
Now you can control both devices (TV and Receiver) and turn them to work using the remote control of your TV.
Finally, switch to some audio or video file and enjoy the homemade theatre environment with your friends or family.
Note: Here the process of connecting your TV with a Yamaha receiver ends but if the audio or video does not stream, you can repeat the entire process to check if you missed any point. In the other case, you can also replace your HDMI cable with a new one with the possibility that it might have died. Remember, this is a high-end streaming connection so the use of a high-quality HDMI cable must be assured.
In addition, don’t get distracted by the difference between HDMI and HDMI ARC cables. Both can be used for the same reasons as well as in place of each other. If you don’t have any, go to any commercial hardware shop and ask them to give you an HDMI cable of a higher version. It will do the work.
Connecting Yamaha Receiver to TV using Optical Digital Cable:
In the other scenario, if it’s too late to go and get the HDMI cable, you can make it up using the optical coaxial cable that you will most probably already have at home. It’s not a high-end cable like HDMI but will still manage the connection with the same support.
This method will still be functional if your Yamaha Receiver is not at all responding to the HDMI cable or if that particular model does not carry that function at all. So people with old Yamaha receivers can thank us for this.
Turn OFF your TV as well as Yamaha Receiver.
Get the Optical digital cable and insert both ends in the concerned ports of the TV and Yamaha Receiver.
Switch ON the TV and Receiver.
Using the remote control of your TV, switch to an audio file to check the working of the connection.
If the connection has been made, adjust the volume using the same remote and enjoy.
Can we connect the TV to the Yamaha Receiver wirelessly?
In a world full of possibilities, this can also be done with the impression that both devices should be Bluetooth compatible. Besides your TV, the Yamaha Receiver should also belong to the line of the latest versions to make a wireless connection.
If the Yamaha Receiver is one of the old models when the concept of wireless connection did not exist, go for the HDMI ARC option. Otherwise, like any wireless connection between two devices as we usually do in this age, turn ON the Bluetooth functions of both devices and connect them.
The remote control of the TV will again be in charge to direct the functions later on after the connection has been made.
How does the Receiver work with TV to provide home theatre fun?
The receiver is the key ingredient for a home theatre setup. This is because it is the hub of directing different duties to TV and decoder and then to the amplifier to channelize audio plus video. Without it, the concept of home theatre can never be made real. Therefore, after the connection between TV and receiver, the receiver sends visual signals to the TV which then appear on your TV screen in the form of a video.
The same receiver then authorizes the audio signals to the decoder which pass on them to the amplifier, taking hints from the video on the screen. The amplifier setup in the room then produces the music with intellectual effects that make the visual an ongoing situation for the onlookers. Finally, the two components collectively make the streaming unusual fun with the help of high-fidelity audio and high-resolution video.
All this hard work might seem a little tormenting in the beginning but once you get through it and sit back to cheer the moments, you realize that it was worth it. It has to be worth it.