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Question How may I connect a Marantz Home Cinema receiver with a Samsung Smart TV


Novice Member
Hi. I got a Marantz receiver bought in 2004 (so, no HDMI connection).

I bought a Samsung Smart TV (UE49MU6105) and I don't know how to connect the Smart TV to the receiver, so that the Netflix stuff streaming on the TV set sounds digital through the whole home cinema equipment.

I already have a Blu-ray player and a Gigaset media player connected to the receiver via components cables. Both the Blu-ray and the media player work fine.

The Smart TV shows these two connections at one of its sides:
-A blue "component in"
-A yellow "AV in"

To the blue and yellow spots, you may attach component (blue) and AV (yellow) adaptors which are meant to get connected to the receiver at the other end. At the end of the adaptors which is suppossed to go in the receiver, there are 5 connectors: red, blue, green, white, and red again.

The thing is I don't know where those 5 connectors are suppossed to fit in in the Marantz receiver (which, as I said, doesn't show an HDMI connection because it is an old Marantz receiver).

I attach 2 images:
-Marantz receiver (rear panel)
Marantz receiver Rear Panel

-Component in/AV in connections on the Samsung Smart TV
Samsung Smart TV connections

Thanks so much!


Active Member
If the TV has Optical out --->>connect it to "Optical in" to AMP and set up the TV to output sound to SPDIF


As above connect the TV by optical in. You will have to select that particular input when you want to listen to the TV and quite likely assign the optical out in the TV's menu. If you have a 5.1 speaker set up then you will be able to get 5.1 SD, or perhaps Dolby Digital + if your TV is capable.

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