How to Connect Your Panasonic Viera Plasma to Panasonic Viera Theater System & Satellite

by Dustin Thornton

The Panasonic Viera is a line of flat panel television sets that includes LED, LCD and plasma televisions. Viera stands for "Visual Era." Viera models range in size and specifications, but all are capable of high definition resolution. You can connect your Panasonic Viera Plasma television to your Panasonic home theater system and satellite to allow you to experience television with dynamic sound and high definition broadcasting. Doing so requires an HDMI cable and digital optical audio cable.

Connect Home Theater System

1

Plug one end of a digital optical audio cable into the port labeled "Digital Audio Out" on the back of your Panasonic Viera plasma television. The digital optical audio connector is a square plug with two rounded corners.

2

Plug the other end of the digital optical audio cable into the "Optical In" port on the back of your home theater amplifier.

3

Turn on the television and turn the volume down to "0" using the "VOL" buttons on the television remote.

4

Adjust the volume of the theater system using the home theater remote or control knob on the home theater amplifier.

Connect Satellite Receiver

1

Plug one end of an HDMI cable into the port labeled "AV In" on the back of your Panasonic Viera plasma television. The HDMI cable connector is a flat multi-pin connector that resembles a USB connection.

2

Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the "HDMI out" port on the back of you satellite receiver box.

3

Turn on the television using the remote and press the "Menu" button to bring up the on-screen menu.

4

Scroll down to the "Audio" sub-menu using the "CH" buttons on the remote and press "Enter."

5

Scroll down to "Other Adjust" and press "Enter."

6

Scroll down to "HDMI In" and press the "VOL" buttons to change the setting to "Auto."

7

Press "Exit" to save your settings and exit the on-screen menu.

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About the Author

Dustin Thornton has been writing since 2003. He has served as a newspaper columnist for the "Troy Tropolitan" and a contributor to various websites. Thornton received a partial scholarship for an outstanding essay in 2003. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Troy University.

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