Connecting your home theater system or soundbar: you need to know this

TV & Home Theater Installation

If there is one subject that is widely read and about which many questions are asked, it is the connection of equipment. What are the best ways to connect your home cinema set or soundbar? Which cables can you use best? And, how do you connect multiple devices to each other? In this blog, we will discuss the most important cables, connections and ways to connect your home theater system or soundbar.

Connect guidelines to home theater or soundbar
There are so many different devices for sale, from televisions and blu-ray players to audio video installation Los Angeles and set-top boxes. For this reason, it is impossible for each device and any combination of devices to put the correct connection method and the right cables together. Yet we can give you a general direction, with tips on the best cables, the easiest connections, and the most common combinations. If you still can not figure it out, ask your question in our question and answer section.

Before you start
Before you start connecting things, you probably already have a hundred questions about the type of cables, the order, and the operation. It is therefore wise to make a clear overview of the devices you want to connect and what connection options these devices have before you start. If you have mapped these connections you can also quickly and easily match them. Also look for one central point, also called a hub. This can be a TV, a home cinema set, a sound bar or a TV. This is the point where all (or most) components come together. Take, for example, a home cinema set with three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. Connect your components (players, decoders, etc.) to those inputs and have the image sent to the TV via the HDMI output. One hub gives you an overview and also makes adjustments easier.

If you still purchase equipment, make sure you also make an overview of the connections you need. For example, if you have five devices that need to be connected via HDMI, buy a receiver, a home theater set or a TV installation with at least five inputs. This saves you a headache later about connecting your system. The same applies to other connections, such as RCA ports, optical and digital coaxial inputs and outputs.

Digital is preferred
The very first tip is actually quite simple; if something can be digitally connected, then connect it digitally. Digital is always preferred (unless you are a hi-fi enthusiast who hears the difference with analog) because it is less susceptible to interference and is also compatible with the latest audio formats. And when we talk about digital, HDMI always prefers optical (Toslink) and digital coaxial. The main reason for this is that HDMI transmits both image and sound, while optical and coaxial digital only transmit sound. In addition, HDMI offers a larger bandwidth, allowing the latest surround formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X to be transmitted.

Everything depends of course on the devices you have and what connections you have on these devices, but if there are HDMI ports available, use them. If these are not there, first look at optical and digital coaxial output inputs. If these are not there or you can not match the sender and receiver, you will look at the known and analog tulip connections.

Receiver, soundbar or home cinema set as a hub
I have briefly mentioned above but always look for a hub, the central place where the components are connected. We always prefer a receiver, a home cinema set or a soundbar, provided that they have enough inputs to store all your components. Here, too, you first look at the digital possibilities, preferably HDMI. All components are connected to this. The home theater set, soundbar or receiver is then connected to the TV using one (HDMI) cable, while the soundbar, set or receiver simultaneously provides the audio output. On the receiver, soundbar or set you can then select the desired input so that the right image is displayed on the TV and the corresponding audio sounds over the speakers.

Can not you lose everything on the receiver, soundbar or home theater set? Then use the TV as a second hub. For example, connect a media box or console to the TV (preferably via HDMI but otherwise via a digital cable). If you have a TV and a receiver, sound bar or home cinema set with HDMI arc (about which more below), the audio of the connected device is automatically returned via the HDMI cable to the first hub (soundbar, receiver or set) So you have sound through the speakers of your system and image on your TV. Offer the TV and first hub not support HDMI arc, connect an audio cable directly to the TV to devices connected to the receiver or soundbar home theater set.

Sound TV channels over speakers
What many people often run into is the sound of the TV via the speakers of the receiver, the soundbar or the home cinema set. If you have connected everything as described above, via one central hub, you automatically get that sound over your speakers when the decoder or set-top box is switched on and you select the correct input on the hub. But, if you watch analog TV or have the decoder or set-top box connected directly to the TV, you only get the sound on TV. You can put an extra audio cable between the decoder, set-top box or TV, and the hub, but HDMI arc is the best solution.

HDMI arc (Audio Return Channel) is a function that requires both the TV and the receiver, soundbar or home theater set and makes it possible to return sound from the TV itself (its own tuner and its own content) via the HDMI cable. Also image and audio come through. In short, you do not have to lay extra cables. Read more about HDMI Audio Return Channel.

Pay attention; HDMI arc is a standard that can often cause problems and does not work the same on every device. If your sound from analog channels or sound from apps within the smart TV platform of your TV is not heard through HDMI arc, use an audio cable between the TV and the central hub. Here, too, applies again; digital is preferred.

Devices without HDMI
You may still have devices that do not have an HDMI port. So you can not use the central hub to receive audio and video so that the audio is then transmitted to the TV via the speakers and the image via the HDMI cable. If you want the audio of these devices to run over your speakers and the image via your TV, then it is best to connect the TV for the image and to put an audio cable to the hub for the sound. You can also choose to transfer audio and video to the TV and then send the audio via the TV to the hub via HDMI or a separate audio cable. If you want audio and video through the TV, use for example a SCART cable between the device and the TV.

If you have too few HDMI inputs on your home cinema set, soundbar or receiver, you will have to make choices. Which source do you view the most? Or, at which source is a high quality (surround) audio quality important? This source is then connected via HDMI. The other sources can be connected directly to your TV (for the image via HDMI of course). Then you go from the device with an audio cable to the hub or via the TV and HDMI arc or an audio cable to the hub.

Connecting equipment to your home theater system requires some preparation. So make clear for yourself which devices you have and which connections are available. There is, unfortunately, no set-up for an unambiguous conclusion, except that digital is (almost) always preferred and that you have to know in advance what you want and need. For the rest, your situation can deviate from what is ‘standard’ due to the choice of certain products, but with the above information, you can start at any rate. If you still can not figure it out, ask your question below or ask your question in our phone number 323-332-6781.

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Forward-looking installations to safety & comfort

TV & Home Theater Installation

As an audio video installation company, we can offer you a complete package of services in the field of electronics, home theater, projectors and security cameras installation. We have a lot of know-how and expertise concerning installations such as wall TV mount.

Home theater & TV

Do you like film and do you want the best possible quality in terms of image and sound? Or are you a music lover who sometimes gets goosebumps when listening to a super quality sound? Then you need not only a good installation but also an installer who knows his profession and knows perfectly which system is most suitable for your space and wishes.

With our extensive knowledge of home cinema and TV installations, Audio Video King in Los Angeles is your best partner for a quality result that you can enjoy for years.

Home cinema/home cinema

  • Complete home theater systems and cinema seats
  • Amplifiers for home cinema
  • DVD players and blue-ray
  • Decoders
  • Speakers for cinema in-house system (2.1, 5.1 or 7.1 speaker sets)
  • Video projectors and video screens
  • TVs

Music, hi-fi & audio systems

  • Amplifiers
  • Receivers
  • speakers tweeters and subwoofers
  • CD players
  • mp3 devices

Security & safety systems

  • Outdoor security cameras
  • Home security camera
  • HD Cameras
  • IP Cameras
  • Wireless Cameras

Feel free to contact us for personal advice regarding home theater, security or audio systems. We are happy to make an offer in response to your wishes and needs.

On the other pages, you will find information about all the services we offer: home theater, wall TV, projectors, security, audio video, and installation.

Audio Video King the most expert distributor of TV installation in Los Angeles

Wall TV Installation

Audio Video King is the specialist in the field of TV and audio video installation in Los Angeles, California and surroundings. In our stylish showroom, you can view, compare and try out our extensive range of all well-known brands. Our showroom has various demonstration rooms with numerous types of TVs from different brands, such as Smart TVs, OLED TVs, 3D TVs, HD TVs, flat screens and much more.

Also, you can also enjoy the beautiful sound of hi-fi speakers and amplifiers such as our Pioneer amplifiers, Yamaha amplifiers, and Marantz amplifiers.

Professional TV installation
Our after-sales service also provides a professional TV installation of your hi-fi or home theater installation and projection system. Besides a perfect service at home, we are one of the few things with our technical department. With all your technical questions or problems you can also contact us.

TV and Hi-Fi experts
Our TV and HiFi experts have the expertise and knowledge to guide you perfectly in your choice of TV or hi-fi system. Moreover, they are always aware of the latest developments and systems. Come quickly to our showroom or contact our specialists for useful advice and a perfect service.

Yamaha MusicCast
The new MusicCast from Yamaha is the new revolution of wireless music systems. An integration of more than just wireless speakers. Use all your MusicCast products together or separately. The choice is entirely up to you. Control this all from a user-friendly app! The system is even capable of providing more than fifty rooms with wireless audio. The systems all just run on your existing WiFi router. Thanks to the built-in WiFi amplifiers, the MusicCast only makes your connection stronger.

How to Mount a Large TV Screen

TV-INSTALLATIONLarge TV installation are now the standard in homes, offices, and restaurants, and most people and places choose to install on a wall. Installing a large TV on the wall properly ensures stability and security; installing incorrectly would be disastrous.

1.) Determine the type of TV mount you need for your large TV. TV mounts come in small, medium and large. The size is based on the weight of the TV installation. In general, every TV more than 36 inches requires a large TV mount.

TV mounts are also available in three different positions: full-motion, tilt movement, and flat mount. Full motion offers the possibility to move the large screen TV side to the right and up and down. Tilt movement moves the TV up and down. Flat mounting it is not possible to move the TV completely.

2.) Determine the location of the TV. Will the TV be placed on a large empty wall or will the TV be placed on a wall or possibly between windows? Remember:
– The TV must be free of possible obstacles when moving back and forth or up and down.
– The TV must have access to a good power supply. Avoid overloading a power outlet.
– The TV must not be placed near a heat source and water source.

3.) Install the wall support as follows:
– Securely fix the base to the wall. Make sure the holes for the soil container are drilled into the wall beams (studs). Installing the base supports the weight of the TV, so it must be very safe.
– Mount the arm to mount it to the base (if applicable). Make sure the arm is properly secured. The arm mount allows you to move your TV back and forth.
– Attach the TV brackets to the back of the TV. Slide the TV into the TV mount arm. Make sure that the brackets click into place.
– Check that all screws, bolts, and nuts are tight before leaving the TV stand alone.
– Attach the cables to the back of the TV and the home theater components.

Always measure twice and cut once. Do not start drilling holes without making sure the measurements are correct, and you are drilling into the wall studs.

Always check to ensure that everything is level if you continue. It is important that the wall holder and arm continue its level from before.

You already have an assistant to help you the wall TV installation.

Security camera installation quickly and professionally

Security-CamerasOf course, it is possible to install your surveillance camera yourself, but also security camera installation by AudioVideoKing’s mechanics is possible.

There are several types of surveillance camera systems. Each system has its pros and cons when installing. Audio Video King has extensive experience when it comes to camera installation. We install security cameras in houses/outbuildings, but also in windows, business premises, and restaurants.

Camera installation for a competitive price
The price of security cameras installation depends on the requirements, the number of cameras, the amount of cable and the building we need to install. Usually, 1 to 8 surveillance cameras are installed within one business day.

Camera installation for a fixed price
Typically, customers choose security, that is, they like a fixed predefined amount based on an estimate of the number of hours we need to be. If the installation takes longer, then the additional costs for If we have finished before, you might have saved something by paying off per hour.

It is possible to Audio Video King to calculate the installation based on hours worked + advance costs, but also by a fixed, pre-agreed project price.

Free remote assistance
Do you have any questions after the camera installation? Do you understand, despite our location explanation, something not entirely? No problem. Remote Assistance is always free and included with camera surveillance.

Free replacement on location
Is a product, such as a security camera, broken? Then we will replace it for free in 3 months. If there is anything broken outside this period, this will fall under the standard two-year warranty as soon as you return the product to us.

Offer camera installation
Contact us for a customized quote; often we can offer you a suitable offer almost immediately. You can reach us by phone at (323) 332-6781 or by e-mail at

Home Theater Installation Los Angeles

tv home theater installatoThe Audio Video King engineer will be happy to assist you with the home theater installation. Even when it comes to new construction or renovation, we can advise you and make a quote. If you prefer not to get started with a drill, jigsaw, cables and technical drawings, then you can, of course, get our expert assistance.

At Audio Video King we do not limit ourselves to selling goods over the counter. We can also assist with all kinds of practical matters related to your purchase. Then it’s easy to unpack and connect, as well as setting up a TV or installing and arranging a home theater installation. We employ our experienced two-handed mechanics who know precisely how to optimize image and sound. Tell us what you want so we can make it work correctly in your living room! Via one of the shops, you can make an appointment for TV installation and assembly.

Ask us before you start.

If you need to build a new house or renovate an existing property thoroughly, it can save you a lot of misery and cost if you already take into account cabling and the location of any (built-in) loudspeakers.

Take your construction drawings to one of our stores – we will help you without any purchase obligation to find the best solution and help avoid costly mistakes, even if not all details are efficient.

We can also provide a technician or one of our enthusiastic staff at your home to advise you in planning so that we can help you find the most optimal solution for a music system or a complete home theater system.

Our Projects Department, nothing is too much!

Did you know that we have specific “Projects” department? Our specialists find the best solution, especially for your needs and home.

Audio Video King projects are not limited to private homes. Numerous offices, hotels, museums, restaurants have already been designed and installed by Audio Video King.

We look forward to helping you!

Purchase TV Installation Service in Los Angeles

tv-installation-laYou can buy a TV installation service in one of our stores or online through the website. In addition, thanks to our free Click & Collect service, you can order and pick up a Wall TV installation service just a one phone call 323-332-6781. There are different payment options, so there is a customized solution for everyone.

Buying a TV installation online and paying can be done in the following ways:

* TV installation service purchases by direct payment (in secure security) with the following payment cards / credit cards: VISA – MASTERCARD – AMERICAN EXPRESS via internet banking: Belfius Direct Net, KBC Online, ING Homepay, CBC Online

* Pay TV installation service via classic transfer on our account number (323) 332-6781 (not possible with Click & Collect). In this case, the TV installation service is reserved for 5 days, pending payment.

When booking a TV installation service via “Click & Collect” you can always pay an advance payment through a direct payment. After this you will receive a confirmation email or text message that will allow you to go to the store of your choice.


Of course, you can also purchase a TV installation service in Audio Video King.

Home cinema and powerful surround speakers

Home theater speakersTimes are changing. Previously, you went with friends to the cinema to watch the latest movies in high sound quality. Now the home theater installation also popular. The show atmosphere is created by, AVK, a flat screen. A good home theater set is essential for this. For excellent surround sound, buy the best a 5.1 system.

AudioVideoKing offers in the category of home theater different systems. Something for everyone. From complete micro and small-sized installations to pole systems. Each room equipped correctly. When buying a little on your home, so the home cinema system fits in well here and is not well represented. In the living room are very popular speaker columns. For work or student is advised a complete microsystem. And valleys is still possible, exactly in between.

Listening music with home cinema

Home theater systems are now so advanced that Dolby surrounds sound even for unlimited music to use. Of course, a home cinema impresses most when soundscape with an entertaining film. But not only that. More concerts, e.g., concert DVDs, sound to the home theater system almost like being there live with. The home cinema can also use for mobile gamers. So you immediately have the feeling to sit in the middle of the game. Not only the sound of the game is displayed perfectly but also killing some extra emphasis on the various effects and what is happening in the picture.

Home cinema sets also considered by Audio Video King complete set of surround AV receiver offered.

It is important that you know where you position your home theater, where it is important to pay attention to the size of the room. Here eventually makes your home theater to an individual and most realistic experience.

For more information contact us at 1-323-332-6781 or visit our website

Are You Being Safe? Security Cameras Installation

Security cameraOne of the biggest fears of any company or business is the nuisance lawsuit. Someone who hopes to collect from the insurance company of the company or business files the nuisance lawsuit. The people filing nuisance lawsuits feel that the company or business won’t have any loss since they have insurance. This statement is wrong since it takes time to defend against a nuisance lawsuit. The best defense against a nuisance lawsuit is a comprehensive security camera installation at the place of business.

Insurance companies will often settle frivolous lawsuits out of court. They will provide a monetary settlement to the party that claims to be injured if there is no proof that the injury did not happen where they claimed it did. The cost of settling the lawsuit out of court will be apportioned to all of the businesses that utilize that insurance company in the coming years. This cost will be realized in higher premiums for insurance. A security camera installation will often cost less than the aggregate sum of the increased insurance premiums.

Triboelectric Projector Controlling

Triboelectric projector installation pertaining to projecting coating merchandise and method with regard to controlling such an projector

This invention relates to help the triboelectric projector involving pulverulent coating product, comprising an channel with regard to charging ones coating product, a great be used conduit connecting an source associated with coating items for you to said projector, an mixture associated with air along with of coating goods circulating in said conduit, a injector connected with air intended for dilution and/or acceleration regarding said mixture regarding air and coating product, characterized in the local store orifice involving said injector is disposed on the path of said mixture associated with air and coating products with a good inner chamber of any projector, downstream of a admission associated with said conduit in said projectorand upstream of your inlet of the charging channel. your invention furthermore relates to help a method with regard to controlling these types of a great projector, consisting within measuring the charge considered with the charging channel along with throughout servo-controlling through the actual charge the instantaneous flow rate connected with air injected because of the injector.


Field of your Invention

The provide invention relates to the triboelectric projector of the pulverulent coating product, to the proces pertaining to controlling most of these a great projector and also to help the installation with regard to projecting coating items comprising this type of an projector.

Background of the Incenttion
A triboelectric projector associated with pulverulent coating merchandise is often a projector that your current electrostatic charge of the coating merchandise is actually obtained coming from rubbing contact of the particles of any coating merchandise against solitary or even more surfaces developed associated with insulating material disposed lower its path. a great projector associated with your type generally comprises the channel with regard to charging your current coating merchandise and can be shipped from an source connected with coating products such as with regard to example a reservoir of fluidized powder, by using a provide conduit that will an mixture regarding air along with regarding coating goods circulates. It is known, pertaining to example through application EP-A1-0 627 265, to help give the the excess air admission with the projector near your own admission of the conduit supplying your own mixture associated with air and coating product.

In the known models of a prior art, a required problem resides at the fact That It is not possible to be able to control your own electrostatic charge obtained from friction by simply an quick parameter.

Summary of the Invention

To The item end, your current invention relates in order to an triboelectric projector associated with pulverulent coating product, comprising an channel with regard to charging coating product, a be used conduit connecting a good source involving coating goods to help said projector, a good mixture regarding air and also connected with coating product circulating inside said conduit, an injector regarding air pertaining to dilution and/or acceleration associated with said mixture associated with air as well as coating product, characterized with the shop orifice regarding said injector is actually disposed on the path associated with said mixture regarding air along with coating products throughout the inner chamber of said projector, downstream of a admission connected with said conduit within said projector and also upstream of any inlet connected with said charging channel.

Thanks towards invention, incorporation of a dilution and/or acceleration air in the mixture associated with air as well as connected with coating items opening from the admission of any be taken conduit, takes place successfully as well as without phenomenon of turbulence capable of making premature wear of the parts constituting your own projectors. Moreover, ones triboelectric charge may be controlled thanks for the flow rate involving dilution and/or acceleration air delivered because of the injector towards the mixture regarding air in addition to coating product.

According to a good very first advantageous aspect of a invention, ones retail store of any injector will be disposed substantially for the axis associated with symmetry of an charging channel, through the result that the jet connected with dilution and/or acceleration air is dispatched straight in addition to symmetrically in the charging channel. Thanks to help your aspect of any invention, It\’s been demonstrated that the triboelectric charge of a powder forming your current coating material may be controlled thanks towards injector, along with this independently of the flow rate associated with air considered within a Venturi pump connected upstream of an provide conduit.