How to Connect the External Speakers on a Hitachi Ultravision

by Shea Laverty

The Ultravision product line is Hitachi's line of high-definition televisions. Whether the plasma or LCD version of the Ultravision, these televisions suffer much the same problem that many HDTVs have -- insufficient sound quality. Flat-panel televisions don't leave a lot of room for powerful speaker systems, leaving sound somewhat lackluster. The obvious solution to this problem is to bypass the Ultravision's sound system altogether and utilize an external sound system.

Using HDMI

1

Turn off your television and audio system.

2

Remove the terminal cover from the back of the television by pulling carefully on the back of the cover in the square indentation on the bottom edge of the panel.

3

Connect the HDMI cable to the sound system connected to your external speakers.

4

Wrap the cushion included with your Ultravision around the HDMI cable directly under the connector that will be plugged into your television.

5

Open the cable clamp by pushing in the tab and swinging it open.

6

Insert the HDMI cable into the port on the television and secure the clamp by pushing the tab back into its socket.

7

Reattach the terminal cover by inserting the tabs into their slots and folding the cover downward into position.

8

Start up your television and the audio system and set the audio system's mode to the TV's input channel.

Using 3.5mm Analog Connection

1

Insert one end of the 3.5mm analog audio cable into the 3.5mm jack on the television located on the underside of the case to the left of the terminal cover used for HDMI connections.

2

Connect the other end of the cable into the "Audio In" 3.5mm jack on your speaker or audio system.

3

Start up your television and audio system.

Using 3.5mm-to-RCA Analog Connection

1

Insert the 3.5mm end of the analog audio cable into the 3.5mm jack on the television located on the underside of the case to the left of the terminal cover used for HDMI connections.

2

Connect the two composite RCA connectors to the "Audio In" jacks on your audio system. Plug each port into its appropriate color-coded socket -- red to red, white to white.

3

Start up your television and audio system.

Tip

  • If your audio system utilizes both HDMI and analog sound, you should use the HDMI sound. HDMI is a digital medium designed specifically for high-definition picture and sound -- sound quality will always be superior using HDMI over analog.

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