How to Set Up a Samsung HT-J4500/ZA Theater System
This guide will take you through setting up your Samsung HT-J4500/ZA Blu-Ray Home Theater System.
1 Speaker Connection
- Start by setting your speakers how you want them around your room.
- Connect the speakers. Be careful with the speaker cable going to the rear speakers, you do not want it over high traffic areas where people may trip over it.
2 Display Setup
- Connect your television to your Blu-Ray player to your television using an HDMI cable.
- Connect any other audio sources, such as a cassette player, to your Blu-Ray player using an optical cable, or RCA cables.
3 Network Connection
If you intend to use a wireless connection for your devices, skip this step.
- If you are using a wired connection for your network devices, connect the Ethernet wires from each to your switch, and to your home router.
4 Power Connection
- Connect the power cable to the left-hand side of your Blu-Ray player, and to the wall.
- Connect the power cable to the wireless receiver module.
5 Cable Management
We can now begin bundling together and making the cables behind your system neat and tidy.
You can use one, or multiple different methods to give the look, and accessibility you want to the wiring of your home theater system.
Cable bundling will most likely be the first step in cleaning up the cables from your home theater installation.
Leave slack at your bundle points.
Do not tighten down any strap too much, you want some give and movement in case something shifts, and you don't want to accidentally cut, bend, crimp, or otherwise damage your cables.
Small, sticky pads to attach your bundles to. Some come built into various straps or ties, some are reusable, such as adhesive putty.
Do not bundle power cables with any other cables.
Power, by its very nature, creates an electromagnetic field when flowing through a cable. This can severely degrade quality for other cables they are bundled with, especially speaker wire. It's best to keep these as far away from other cables as possible, in their own bundle, for example.
During your bundling process, it's often a good idea to use small labels near the ends of each cable, just in case you need to disconnect something in the future. You can use a label printer to make these, but a small strip of masking tape works just as well.
For example, on your Blu-ray player's HDMI cable, a little loop of tape saying "Blu-ray" where it connects to your Blu-ray player, and where it connects to the receiver, can help you immensely should you replace the player, or the receiver, somewhere down the line. Likewise for power cables.
6 Remote Batteries
- Install the batteries in your remote.
7 Remote Overview
Turns on or off your Blu-Ray system.
Opens the disk tray.
|Function||Choose if your Blu-Ray player will play a disk, or provide sound for your television or another device.|
||Increases the volume.|
||Decreases the volume.|
||Mutes the sound.|
|Number Buttons||Used for entering numbers, such as typing in a specific chapter or station preset.|
|Disc Menu||Opens the first menu on your DVD or Blu-Ray disk.|
|Opens the pop-up menu for certain Blu-Ray titles, or the main menu on DVDs.|
Skips back one chapter or song in the media you're playing.
Skips forward one chapter or song in the media you're playing.
Rewind the media you're playing.
Fast forwards the media you're playing.
Stops the media you're playing.
Starts, or re-starts playback.
Pauses the media you're playing. Press again to play.
|Subtitle||Turns on or off subtitles, or switches which subtitle track you are viewing.|
|Home||Returns to the system menu.|
|Repeat||Repeats a title, chapter, or track, over and over.|
|Tools||Opens the tools menu.|
Moves up in the menus.
|Displays information about the current media, radio, or online content being shown.|
Moves left in the menus.
|Enter||Enters the selection in the menus.|
Moves right in the menus.
|Return||Goes back one level in the menus.|
Moves down in the menus.
|Exit||Exit the current menu.|
Used for certain Blu-Ray and DVD movies to access special features.
Set a preset for the FM radio.
MO/ST - Mono / Stereo
Selects Mono or Stereo for radio broadcasts.
|TV Sound||Select sound to play on your television or your surround sound speakers.|
|DSP/EQ||Select the audio mode you want.|
|Search for FM radio staions down.|
|Search the FM radio stations up.|
8 Initial Setup
- Turn on your television, and set the input to your Blu-Ray player.
Usually, this is done with the Input button on your television remote. Refer to your television user manual for more information.
- Push the Power button on your remote.
- On initial startup, you'll be walked through an easy setup. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the initial setup of our new Blu-Ray player.
9 Wi-Fi Connection
- Push the Home button on your remote.
- Select Settings.
- Select Network.
- For Network Type, select Wireless.
- Select your wireless network from the list.
- Enter your password for your Wi-Fi network.
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