I have a PS3, Xbox, Apple TV, cable box all connected to the receiver. Can I get the sound bar to work with all my devices? Thanks
So, the setup I am wanting is to connect my Xbox 360, PC, and Cable box to the receiver. Is it possible to connect a soundbar to work with everything? I am a total beginner when it comes to soundbars as I don't even know what types of connectors they usually use.
Your situation is different than the OP's since you haven't purchased a soundbar. Why are you thinking about a soundbar rather than discrete speakers? Are you not interested in 5.1 surround? Do you already have a sub? If it's a space issue for the front soundstage you may want to look into passive soundbars. They combine L/C/R into one enclosure but connect to your receiver just like discrete speakers.
Did xxronniexx ever resolve his setup issues? I want to know if Possumgirl's good advice worked because I anticipate running into the same issues with connecting the Samsung HW-E450 Soundbar to the Pioneer VSX-822k AVR. Let me know if anyone can confirm whether the suggestion of connecting the AVR to the soundbar via HDMI and then connecting the soundbar to the tv via HDMI and then changing the audio HDMI setting on the AVR to "through" worked successfully.
FYI, Possumgirl's recommendation for changing the audio setting to HDMI Through worked. Thanks for the help.
I am still, however, having issues listening to the internet radio through my soundbar. Is there any reason the "through" setting wouldn't work for internet radio?
My Google Nexus player will not output sound to the vizio soundbar. (An Intel NUC seems to work just fine though) Is there a way to have the optical cable run from the TV to the receiver, and then output from the receiver to the sound bar? Looks like the sound bar could take digital coaxial, or RCA.
If I got an Xbox One, would I have the same issue?
Is my TV just too old?
I got for fathers day a VIZIO SB4051-C0 but I already have a Onkyo TX-NR616 connected to my Vizio 70_E701iA3. The sound coming out of the soundbar sounds so much better thank my current speaker setup. Also I can't truly run my surround sound speakers on the Onkyo where they should be with out wires being exposed (Spousal Approval). With this Vizo Soundbar the sub and surround speakers are bluetooth which gives me the option to move them anywhere.
My dilemma is I don't want to get ride of the receiver because it has my outside speakers connected to it and it has all the hdmi inputs I need (my tv doesn't have enough) Plus I will loose Terrestrial AM Radio which I use to listen to the NFL. Plus if I return this more than generous Fathers Day present it wont go over all that well. Is there a way I can hook up this Soundbar to the Receiver? What are my pros and cons?
VIZIO SB4051-C0 = SoundBar
Vizio 70_E701iA3 = TV
Onkyo TX-NR616 = Receiver
If the soundbar has any type of analog input
Take one of the tape loop outputs and run an RCA cable from Tape-Out on the receiver to analog in on the soundbar.
You then have the full functionality of the receiver attached to the soundbar.
If your soundbar has a mini-phone jack instead of RCA jacks, go to Lowes and buy an adapter.
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