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Hi,

I am trying to the connect these bose speakers to my panasonic viera TV model no. TC-L42ET5. I've tried using the component cable but to no avail.

I'd appreciate your advice!
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Component connections are video connections. From what I see about your Bose, its intended for a computer and to be connected via USB 2.0. Looks like it only has one other input option and that's to use a 3.5mm stereo connector (mini headphone style connector). You sure you have the Companion 5? By component do you mean composite? Did you tell your tv to use external speakers?

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I was using this cable http://compare.ebay.com/like/121109450232?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar and just connecting the audio red and white to the speakers using a cable like this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=808831&is=REG&Q=&A=details

Thanks for the help!
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The red and white cables are called composite. You're trying to connect the tv to the speakers rather than the Bose control pod?

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Ah, now I look at your tv manual as the last time I saw a connector like your first link was for input to the tv (mine has similar). However, you're out of luck. Your tv has audio out only via an optical cable which your Bose cannot use....and it appears the panel is labeled correctly....have to keep your input and output straight!

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Thanks for all of your help! I'll have to figure out an alternative. The sound out of the TV is mediocre at best!
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Get a soundbar!
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I'll have to talk to the boss about that!
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Thanks for all of your help! I'll have to figure out an alternative. The sound out of the TV is mediocre at best!

For most flat panels that's being generous. Me, I like full on sound systems. You can do much better than Bose for the same money although your boss may have something to say about that, Bose marketing has many of the wimmenfolk under their spell.

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For most flat panels that's being generous.
Two reasons for that. One, TV manufacturers assume that if you're going to buy a nice TV you're also going to use it with a good sound system. The second is that there are serious price wars going on with TVs, and in light of reason #1 manufacturers don't want to spend a dime more than they have to on the internal audio components.

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I prefer my TVs without any speakers at all.
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^^^^^^
I don't' even know where they are on my flat panels. I've always had AVR's connected to the TV, even back in the CRT days.

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I don't' even know where they are on my flat panels. I've always had AVR's connected to the TV, even back in the CRT days.
I only hear the speakers in my TV when I accidentally have the TV engaged on my remote instead of the receiver as I turn up the volume. Otherwise they're never used, not even to watch the weather channel.

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Since thin is in that doesn't leave room for decent sounding speakers. There will always be trade offs.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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