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Old 04-29-2016, 10:57 AM
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We just bought a new house that is pre-wired for surround sound and I have no idea how to hook it up. The built in entertainment center has 3 wall plates, 2 of them have 2 speaker hookups each and 1 has a coax hookup in addition to 2 coax cables coming in. There are speakers throughout the house. The study has 3 wall plates at floor level, 1 has 3 speaker hookups, 1 has 1 speaker hookup and an HDMI hookup, and 1 is a coax hookup. There are 3 speaker hookups up near the ceiling as well. There is nothing else in any closets or anything. I have a Denon receiver I would like to hook up downstairs and just a TV upstairs in the study.

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Old 04-29-2016, 10:27 PM
Location: Sarasota FL
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Speaker wires.- One set is for speaker outlets opposite the entertainment center for room surround sound. The other set would be for whole house sound. Denon should have a channel A or B set up. A for just the living room or B for whole house. Connect L & R main speakers. Connect wires for rear speakers from Denon to wall box. Connect rear speakers to rear wall box. Make sure all wires are connected + to + and - to -. You can connect the other wires for whole house at this time if you want.
Coax- Do you have OTA ant, dish or cable. If ant., connect coax from wall to TV ant in. With TV remote, press 'input', select 'antenna', go to menu, find channel scan. Scan for channels. If dish or cable, coax to dish receiver or cable box. HDMI cable to TV HDMI 1. If TV and Denon has ARC, run HDMI from Denon ARC to TV ARC usually HDMI 2
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:48 AM
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Welcome to city-data Kies277

Good luck with your project!!
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