How To Connect Your PC to Your Home Stereo or Home Theater

Coaxial Digital Connection

All home theater receivers have this connector. You should use it if both your computer and receiver have it and if your PC and/or your receiver don’t have optical digital connection.

For this connection you will need a simple RCA-RCA mono cable, like the one shown in Figure 9. Usually home theater receivers come with a spare cable for this kind of connection, where the plugs are orange. The color isn’t important; you can use a cable with red, white, black, yellow, pink or whatever color plug.

How To Connect Your PC to Your Home Stereo or Home TheaterFigure 9: Mono RCA-RCA cable needed to connect your PC to your home theater receiver using coaxial digital connection.

On the receiver, plug one end of the cable to the input labeled “Digital Coaxial In”,  “Digital DVD In” or similar.

How To Connect Your PC to Your Home Stereo or Home TheaterFigure 10: Connecting the cable on our receiver.

Then connect the other end of the cable on you PC, on the plug we described on the first page of this tutorial.

How To Connect Your PC to Your Home Stereo or Home TheaterFigure 11: Connecting the cable on our PC.

Now everything is connected and should work just fine. You need to change the input selector on your receiver to “DVD In”, “Digital DVD In” or similar.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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