Initially, you will need to determine what kind of TV and receiver you have. Equipment differs on each product and needs to be appropriately matched so the hook-up process smoothly. For example, some TVs may come with more than one type of input that allows for the direct connection of a component, such as an AV receiver or Blu-ray Disc player.
These connections include Coaxial (RF), Composite, or Component Video inputs. By the way, most devices often have at least one Composite output. It is an RCA connector, which also carries sound. This output type is common among TVs and other video sources such as receivers, DVD, and Blu-ray players.
However, for example, if you have a coaxial input on your TV and an AV receiver with only one optical digital input, you will not be able to connect both simultaneously without some adapter that converts the signal. If you’re lucky, your receiver may come with a coaxial input that can be used for this purpose.
If none of the above work out for you, there are alternative options to consider, such as using an external converter. Before making any purchase, it is best to research the correct products and carefully consider your options.
How to hook up a receiver to a TV with Coaxial, Composite, or Component Video inputs?
It is usually relatively simple. With your TV off, go to the back of it and look for the video inputs on the TV. Some TVs have multiple inputs. On each type of input (coaxial, composite, component), there should be a label showing its frequency response range or bandwidth capability (i.e., “TV Tuner,” “75 ohms”, “VIDEO,” etc.).
On your A/V receiver, make sure you also have the type of wire (Coaxial, Composite, or Component) that corresponds to the video input on your TV. Then match it with appropriate audio input (if your receiver provides two types of audio inputs for single video input, always use the one labeled “AUDIO/VIDEO” or “AUX”)
On the back of your TV, there should be at least two video inputs that you can use for this connection. One labeled “Video 1” and the other “Video 2”. If there is only one such input, connect it. If you have multiple inputs, you can choose each of them.
How to choose an external converter for TV and receiver connection?
An external video converter is one of many devices that work with different signals. They convert digital and analog TV signals to compatible ones for better viewing.
There are several factors to consider when shopping for an external video converter.
Of course, in our case, they mainly are inputs and outputs. The number of inputs and outputs you need should be significant when looking for a device that can convert your signal into one that your display supports. For example, if you have HDMI-only devices but want to connect them using RCA, you need a converter with RCA input(s) and HDMI output.