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Old 01-07-2012, 07:51 AM - Thread Starter
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I was just about to buy this soundbar but was tipped off by someone to make sure I have the proper output on my TV. I just bought a new TV so in my head I thought it would have everything I'd need. The colby has RCA cabling, but it looks as though my TV only has optical audio out (see attachment)

Am I out of luck?
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:39 AM
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Yes, if those are the only jacks your TV has, you're out of luck.

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:52 AM - Thread Starter
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What a drag... Very affordable too.

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:55 AM - Thread Starter
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It seems the lower priced soundbars only have the RCA cables and not the hookup for the digital audio output.
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Does your TV have an audio setting to output PCM from optical? If it does, you could use the Coby bar by purchasing a digital to analog converter. You could also consider the Vizio VSB200 which is about the lowest priced bar around. It has optical in, but only accepts PCM.
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I had a Colby soundbar for awhile and while they are cheap, they sound like they are cheap as well. Only a little better than the TV speakers! I ended up giving it to my nephew.
There are many powered digital to analog converters available for 40-60 bucks.
edit...I did NOT have the model you listed above!

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
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