Audio and video connections
Basic setup example
You can enjoy the audio from your TV, cable or satellite STB,
or your VCR through this home theater system by connecting
to the AUX terminal.
Select "AUX" as the source (
Other video connection
This connection provides the best picture quality.
Connect the HDMI cable (not included) from the HDMI AV OUT
terminal on the main unit to the HDMI AV IN terminal on your TV.
≥ If your TV is not ARC compatible, make the extra audio connection.
≥ Set "VIDEO PRIORITY" to "ON" (
≥ Set "VIDEO FORMAT" in Menu 5 (HDMI) (
VIERA Link "HDAVI Control"
If your Panasonic TV is VIERA Link compatible, you can operate your
TV synchronising with home theater operations or vice versa (
Using the VIERA Link "HDAVI Control
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
If the TV is ARC compatible, audio from the TV can be sent to this unit
via the HDMI cable without the need to make an extra audio connection.
≥ Refer to the operating instructions of the TV for details.
≥ Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as
shown on the cover).
≥ Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilised.
≥ It is recommended that you use Panasonic's HDMI cable.
Recommended part number:
RP-CDHS15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHS30 (3.0 m), RP-CDHS50 (5.0 m), etc.
Do not make the video connections through the VCR.
Due to copy guard protection, the picture may not be displayed properly.
Other audio connection
When the optical digital audio cable
decode Dolby Digital audio.
Connect the optical cable (not included) from the DIGITAL AUDIO
IN OPTICAL terminal on the main unit to the OPTICAL OUT terminal
on your TV.
After connecting with the optical digital audio cable or HDMI
make settings to suit the type of audio from your digital equipment
§1 Refer to the operating instructions of the respective devices for the
settings necessary to output the audio.
§2 Only Dolby Digital and PCM can be played with this connection.
Refer to the operating
instructions for the TV,
cable or satellite STB,
or VCR for the settings
necessary to output its
audio from the AUDIO
OUT terminal to your
home theater system.
Main unit (rear)
19, HDMI menu).
is connected, this unit can
Set Top Box (cable/satellite/Blu-ray Disc Player, etc) connection
Use this connection when you want to output the original surround audio
from your STB, etc. to this unit.
Connect the optical digital audio cable (not included) from the
DIGITAL AUDIO IN OPTICAL terminal on the main unit to the
OPTICAL OUT terminal on your STB.
≥ If the DIGITAL AUDIO IN OPTICAL terminal is already in use for the
TV audio, reconnect the TV audio to the AUX terminal using an audio
If you have various sound sources (such as Blu-ray player, DVD
recorder, VCR, etc.), connect them to the available inputs on the TV and
the TV output should then be connected to the AUX, HDMI AV OUT or
DIGITAL AUDIO IN OPTICAL terminal of the main unit.
Before connecting the AC mains lead
Set the voltage.
Use a flat-head screwdriver to move the
voltage selector to the appropriate position for
the area in which this system is used.
AC mains lead (included)
BE SURE TO READ THE CAUTION FOR THE AC
MAINS LEAD ON PAGE 27 BEFORE CONNECTION.
The main unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it is in
standby mode (approx. 0.1 W). To save power when the unit is not to be
used for a long time, unplug it from the household mains socket.
You will need to reset some memory items after plugging in the main
The included AC mains lead is for use with the main unit only.
Do not use it with other equipment. Also, do not use cords for other
equipment with the main unit.
AC mains lead connection
Main unit (rear)
To household mains socket