In the past, it used to be that if you wanted to connect your studio monitors to your TV, you would have to run a cable from each monitor to the TV. This was an old school way of doing things and if you are a lover of great audio, you may not like it at all. You will also have to consider signal interference if the signal is not through a direct broadcast. This can be a problem if you have multiple monitors, especially if they are not identical.
The newer ways of doing things, as stated before, allow for a much easier process. Most televisions are now digital, so there is no need to use an analog signal wire. They can transmit the signal wirelessly via a wireless router or through a Bluetooth signal. Digital signals do have less distortion than analog signals and are much more reliable. This eliminates the need for an expensive TV connection.
Another question that might come to mind when asking, “How do I connect my studio monitors to my TV?” is which type of TV to use. If you are just starting out with surround sound, you might want to start with a HD Ready TV, but if you are looking to add surround sound later on, you will need to upgrade your surround sound system. With most modern TVs, you can hook up your surround sound system to your TV easily. Your local electronics store should have the equipment to do this.
For those who are a bit more technologically savvy, you might be able to hook up your monitors with your TV through an optical audio cable. Optical audio cables are much more secure than any cable you have ever used before and are a must-have if you plan on hooking up your monitors to your home theater. This cable needs to be run through the wall, and is best left to professionals. You can, however, buy a few different cables that will connect your LCD monitors to your TV for less money. Make sure to double-check these cables’ compatibility with your TVs’ ports.
In addition to connecting your studio monitors to your TV, there are other options you can consider in order to extend the distance between your television and your home theater. For example, you can use speakers to make the sound from your home theater come from your TV or DVD player. You can also purchase a set top box that fits on your television with your home theater components and allows you to watch movies or television programs from your home theater as they are being watched.
Now that you have all the technical questions answered, it is time to start your home theater and ask yourself, “How do I connect my studio monitors to my TV?” You will be amazed at all the creative ways in which you can connect your monitors and extend the distance between your room and your home theater. The most important thing is that you have fun with your new technology!