Originally Posted by rjhseven
I just purchased a Vizio VSB200 SRS TruSurround HD Sound Bar Refurb due to the low volume fron the inferior speakers on this tv. Vizio Soundbar has no on screen menu. Had to hook up the audio in to the soundbar to my directv reciever via the optical output on the directv reciever in order to get it to work. Had hoped to connect to Sharp TV optical output to soundbar so my dvd player (and any other devices) would also have audio thru the soundbar. Have Directv and panasonic 220blu ray connected to tv thru HDMI. Any ideas on what I did wrong? Thanks
The sound bar does not allow pass through of audio. You need an inexpensive receiver to process the digital audio from your sat box and blu-ray plaver using an optical cable the vsb200 only allows one digital input connection and 2 analog rca inputs.
1. DC IN – Plug the connector from the AC/DC Power Adapter here.
2. OPTICAL AUDIO IN – SPDIF Optical connector for connection from a device such as a home
theatre system, Amplifier, Receiver, Set Top Box or DVD Player.
3. SUB OUT– (Analog Sub-Woofer Out) Connect to an amplified subwoofer input. Do NOT
connect this directly to another Home Theater System
4. ANALOG AUDIO IN 2 – (ANALOG L/R) Connect the analog audio from a device such as a TV,
Home Theatre System, Amplifier, Receiver, Set Top Box or DVD Player.
5. ANALOG AUDIO IN 1 – (ANALOG L/R) Connect the analog audio from an additional device
such as a TV, Home Theatre System, Amplifier, Receiver, Set Top Box or DVD Player.
The tv should allow pass though of digital audio to the sound bar. Check that your audio output on the tv is set for PCM - on your tv, go to menu/system options/input terminal setting/audio setup:
You can output digital audio to an AV amplifi er or
similar device whose DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT terminal
is connected to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT terminal
on the TV. Please select an audio output format
compatible with the audio format of the program you
are watching and the equipment connected.PCM:
The optical output terminal outputs audio signal
in PCM form. If your digital audio system does not
support Dolby Digital, select "PCM".Dolby Digital:
The optical output terminal outputs audio
signal in Dolby Digital form. It reproduces sound from
surround program of digital.
from page 30 of the operation manual:
http://files.sharpusa.com/Downloads/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTVs/Manuals/mon_man_LC70LE640U_LC60LE640U_LC52LE640U_LC70C6400U_LC60C6400U_LC52C6400U_LC80LE633U.pdfEdited by myoda - 8/23/12 at 7:26pm