New HDTV/LCD spectre 40" with a vizio soundbar, total newbie to optical audio, soundbars etc. need help. - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:05 AM - Thread Starter
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We made an early Christmas purchase for the family. We had an outdated Sanyo , with regular screen and weighed a ton. The new TV has a hook up for a number of components as well as HDMI connections, computer etc. If the components I have are TOSlink capable, and I hook them to TV with regular red and white audio cables and HDMI cables. If I hook up the optical audio output cable to the sound bar, will the tv out put surround sound etc to sound bar. from connected devises.
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If your source devices have HDMI out, you just connect them directly to the HDMI inputs on your TV. HDMI carries both audio and video so no need to use any separate audio connection. Assuming your soundbar only has optical input, then just connect a Toslink cable from the TV to the soundbar.
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