Get Maximum Entertainment by Connecting WD TV Media Player to Home Theater System

Monica Pavtube

Aug 08, 2014 02:33 am / Posted by Monica Pavtube

What is home theater system and how to create a home theater system? Well, only some basic appliances and several steps can realize a true and remarkable theater environment. Home theater system is all about visual and hearing experiences brought about by the combination of the audio and video devices at your home. A simple home theater system is made up of a TV (can be a LED or plasma TV), disc player, a home theater receiver to control audio (e.g. surround sound), speakers and subwoofers, network media player, cables and of course several pieces of furniture to support the devices in your home theater system.

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How to connect a WD TV media player to your home theater system to get maximum entertainment?

Step 1. Connect to home theater system

Method 1. Connect to Home Theater (High Definition) with HDMI

1. Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI connector on the media player.
2. Plug the opposite end into the HDMI In port on your A/V receiver.
3. Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI Out port on your A/V receiver.
4. Plug the opposite end into the HDMI port on your TV (if available).
5. Select the appropriate TV input source.

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Method 2. Connect to Home Theater with S/PDIF

1. Plug an S/PDIF cable into the S/PDIF connector on the media player.
2. Plug the opposite end into the S/PDIF In port on your A/V receiver.
3. Plug HDMI or composite connectors to the appropriate out ports on the media player.
4. Plug the opposite end(s) into the appropriate port(s) on your TV.
5. Select the appropriate TV input source.
6. Set the appropriate audio output option on the media player.

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Step 2. Visit media content in a USB drive

Connect the USB device to either of the media player’s USB ports.
Wait for a few moments while the media player scans the USB device for media files.
Navigate to the Home screen, and select the Files menu to access and play files on the USB device.

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Step 3. Connect to home network

WD TV media player can be connected to your home network to access the Internet and network storage by using a wired or wireless network connection. A network connection provides access to locally stored and online media content. You’re allowed to access the media content from the network or access online media content.

After connecting the WD TV media player to your home theater system, play and enjoy digital content stored in a USB external hard drive or through the network. 

Please remember that some video formats are not supported by WD TV media players. Read WD TV specifications and use a conversion tool to convert the video sources such as DVDs you want to play on a WD TV media player first.  


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