An individual can have a room full of awesome components which appear that they are going to produce the perfect entertainment experience. But if you don't have the appropriate cables and wires to connect them all together, then what you really have is a roomful of expensive paperweights. You have to have the cables to connect them and often people will overlook this vital part of the process.Certainly, most of the times the cables are included with the component, but you have to ask yourself if they are the suitable cables for what you desire. Many times they will include the component cables that will work, but if you are seeking HD quality picture and sound, they don't fit the bill. They are like a pair of cheap tennis shoes, sure you can wear them to the mall to buy a better pair of shoes, but you can't put them on to run a marathon.Because of this it is very critical to pay attention to what is coming in the box or in this case, what is not coming in the box. Examine your owner's manual and be sure that you can use the cables that will make the sound the best it can sound and the picture as clear as can be. Most people are familiar with component cables, they are the ones with the red, yellow or white ends and plug into the back of the television or whatever other component you are hooking up to it.These performed great for what they were designed to work with, but with today's high tech devices, they just don't cut it anymore. What you will want to search for are HDMI plugs. These are the rectangular plugs on the back and sides of the television and even though the cables to use them are more pricey than component cables, the resulting sound and picture are going to be well worth it. In fact, if you want real HD, these cables are going to be the only real way to obtain this.Most televisions will have at least two or three of the plugs, which will be enough for most people. You definitely will want to plug in your surround sound system this way, but you will also want to use it for your game console or Blu-ray player. This way you can ensure that the sound you are hearing is the closest that you will get to the vision of the director and the picture will be the clearest and cleanest available.