Question: How do I connect my soundbar to my TV without HDMI ARC?

If you want to connect a soundbar to the TV without HDMI or optical, you have two options: go high-tech with a wireless connection or mid-tech with 3.5 mm aux or RCA cables. You can also use an auxiliary device to convert coaxial cables to another type of connection.

What if I dont have HDMI ARC?

For some BRAVIA models and any other TV that has an HDMI IN terminal that does not support ARC, use an HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect the HDMI IN terminal on the TV to the TV OUT (ARC) terminal on the Sound Bar. Then connect the TVs optical digital audio output to OPTICAL IN on the Sound Bar.

Do all soundbars need HDMI ARC?

Since ARC was introduced in 2009, it has become a very common standard, and youll find it on virtually all TVs, soundbars and receivers sold in recent years. Anything that works with the HDMI 1.4 standard should support ARC, but check the documentation for your specific devices to be sure.

What if my TV doesnt have HDMI ARC or optical?

You wont get sound from just your tv to your sound bar if you dont have HDMI ARC/Optical/Digital Coax, if all you want is just tv sound. If youre connecting other devices to the bar, youll get video out to tv and sound to the bar from the devices. Example: No sound from over the air tv without those connections.

How do I connect my soundbar to my TV with HDMI ARC?

Follow the steps below to connect your ARC TV to the soundbar: Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the soundbar. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the ARC HDMI IN port on your TV. Power on any external device connected to your TV, and then power on your TV and soundbar.Oct 7, 2020

How do I use HDMI soundbar with ARC?

Follow the steps below to connect your ARC TV to the soundbar: Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT port on the back of the soundbar. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the ARC HDMI IN port on your TV. Power on any external device connected to your TV, and then power on your TV and soundbar.Oct 7, 2020

Is there a difference between HDMI and HDMI ARC?

HDMI and HDMI ARC are, for the most part, the same. The difference occurs on the receiver side. The attached device has to be ARC compatible, otherwise, it wont work. Most soundbars have a port labelled HDMI ARC, similar to the one on your TV.

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