Connecting a soundbar to a Directv receiver, TV has no audio-out ports

cmyk201

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I have a Samsung UN32EH4003 32-Inch TV, one of the models with NO audio-out ports. I recently received a soundbar [Yamaha ATS-1050BL Bluetooth Soundbar] as a gift and am trying to figure out how to connect it through my Directv receiver. I have read some of the posts here that discuss this same issue and there seem to be some work arounds, but I think i'm missing something.

I purchased a converter [Dynex™Optical/Coaxial Digital Audio-to-Analog Audio Converter] to connect the optical port from the soundbar to the adapter, and the coaxial cable end to the Directv receiver [it is NOT an HD receiver, no HDMI ports] but I get no sound from the soundar.

I have looked through the TV setup to see if there is an option I need to switch to, as others commented to 'turn off' the TV speakers or switch to a different mode [no such feature I can find], and through the DTV receiver and the only audio feature it has is to change languages. What am I missing? Is it even possible with this set-up to get it to work? [or do I need to re-boot the receiver, or something similar??] Any help is appreciated.
 

kanewolf

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I think it is just a question of input vs output. Is the RCA marked as input on your adapter? Your description led me to units with digital in and analog out. Those won't work in reverse.
 

kanewolf

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That is not the correct adapter. That adapter is intended to take either optical or coax and convert to analog RCA. You have an output (the soundbar) connected to an input on the adapter. You need this adapter -- http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Coaxial-Toslink-Optical-Converter/dp/B001622FL8
Coax in optical out....

Unless I mis-interpreted your use of COAX from the Direct TV and what you really have is red/white RCA connections on the Direct TV box. In that case you need http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY-Analog-Digital-Converter-Adapter/dp/B005F20756
 

cmyk201

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Thanks so much!! Yes - I may not have been correct in my cabeling description: I am connecting the DTV receiver with the red/white RCA to the adapter, then from the adapter to the soundbar with an optical cable/Toslink. The last link you have is almost identical to the converter I got, just a different name -or is there a difference between the one you noted and the one I have that I'm not seeing?

This is the one I have: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dynex-optical-coaxial-digital-audio-to-analog-audio-converter-black/6867159.p?id=1218810049491&skuId=6867159
 

kanewolf

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I think it is just a question of input vs output. Is the RCA marked as input on your adapter? Your description led me to units with digital in and analog out. Those won't work in reverse.
 
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