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How to Hook Up Surround Sound to a 32-inch Vizio LCD TV

by Tyson Cliffton

Hook up a set of surround sound speakers to your 32-inch Vizio LCD TV to supercharge the audio coming from your TV. Vizio TVs offer two audio output options for connecting your TV to a surround sound receiver: Sony/Philips Digital Interface (optical) and standard audio output. S/PDIF cables transmit a higher quality of sound. If your receiver isn't equipped to handle an S/PDIF cable, standard audio cables will still get the job done. After you set up your surround sound speaker system, connecting it to your 32-inch Vizio LCD TV only takes a few minutes.

Step 1

Plug one end of an S/PDIF (optical) cable into the S/PDIF input on your surround sound receiver. Alternatively, if there is no S/PDIF input, connect a set of standard audio cables into the corresponding red and white inputs next to "audio input," or another similar naming convention.

Step 2

Plug the other end of the S/PDIF cable into the S/PDIF Out input in the lower-right corner of the back of your Vizio TV. Alternatively, if you are using standard audio cables, plug the audio cables into the corresponding white and red inputs next to "Audio Output."

Step 3

Press the "Power" button to turn on the surround sound system and then press the "Power" button on your Vizio TV to turn it on.

Step 4

Press "Menu" on the Vizio remote to open the Menu dialog box.

Step 5

Highlight "Audio" using the arrow keys and then press the "OK" button.

Step 6

Highlight "Speakers" using the arrow keys on the remote and then press "OK" until "OFF" appears beneath "Speakers." The sound from your television will now be run entirely through your surround sound speakers.

Press "Exit" on the Vizio remote.

Items you will need

  • S/PDIF (optical) cable (optional)
  • Standard audio cable (optional)

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