Panasonic Optical Digital audio cable
Panasonic home theater sound systems provide most that is needed for exciting surround sound. However, you'll need a bit of additional equipment to hook it up to the decoder box leased to you by your cable company to view digital cable programming. Connecting your cable box to your Panasonic home theater system requires a digital or analog audio cable to patch the sound through the unit.
Locate the optical output on the rear of your digital cable box. This is denoted by the presence of a small red or black door, or a black removable plug. If the latter is true, pull the plug out of the jack and set it aside.
Find the jack labeled "DIGITAL AUDIO IN OPTICAL" on the back of the Panasonic home theater. This jack is covered by a small hinged cover.
Remove the clear plastic protective tips from each end of the optical cable. Observing the shape of the end of the cable, insert one end into the optical output jack on the back of the cable box. Snap the other end into the matching port on the Panasonic unit.
Slide the red and white RCA cables onto the "ANALOG OUT" jacks on the back of the digital cable. Use analog cables only if the box does not have an optical output, or if the optical input on the Panasonic home theater is already in use.
Slip the other end of the analog RCA cable onto the "AUX" jacks on the Panasonic home theater system.
- Note that Dolby Digital surround sound is not available over the analog inputs and outputs.