hooking up my Vizio Soundbar 215 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-03-2013, 05:17 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
shadesofalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
OK so I buy the Vizio Sound bar 215 to go with my Samsung 55" 6000 series TV problem I also use WD TV Plus for playing my movies through and eventually use as the main media center. Problem Samsung has only (2) HDMI connections which are being used by satellite provider box and WD TV Plus so cant use HDMI for the sound bar will the digital optical be fine from TV to sound bar and if so which manufacturer should I by. Thought of doing the HDMI amplifier thingy with (2) output HDMI and (1) input but figure might be a problem so digital optical should work fine and get good quality sound ....any input appreciated....thanks in advance.cool.gif
shadesofalan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-03-2013, 06:09 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Possumgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SoCal (L.A. area)
Posts: 1,901
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 58
Your BEST connection option is connect both the sat box and WD TV directly to the soundbar via HDMI, then another HDMI from soundbar to TV.

Although you can leave your source devices connected to the TV and run an optical cable, be aware that most HDTVs only output 2 ch. stereo except from their internal tuners.
Possumgirl is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-04-2013, 04:31 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
shadesofalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thank you Possumgirl unaware that I could do it that way makes sense since (3) HDMI connectors on the sound bar one being ARC appreciate that will do let you know the outcome smile.gif
shadesofalan is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-05-2013, 08:29 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
shadesofalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Possumgirl it worked out just fine thanks for you most informative post:p
shadesofalan is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Newbie
 
boykillsworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Just for future notice this soundbar is a 2.1 so you loose nothing feeding it 2 channel only. I agree though stick to HDMI whenever possible. I did not test how well the optical sounded but I imagine it would be exactly the same.
boykillsworld is offline  
Reply Soundbars

Tags
Vizio Vht215
Gear in this thread - Vht215 by PriceGrabber.com

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off