Solved! Trying to connect my soundbar to my element smart tv

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From the looks of it your sound bar has two inputs
AUX Input 1: 3.5mm jack
AUX Input 2: RCA (red/white audio cables)

Your TV has two audio outputs
Output 1: Headphone (uses 3.5mm jack)
Output 2: Optical SPDIF

The easiest way would be to run a 3.5mm Male to Male cable between the headphone jack on the TV to the AUX input 1 3.5mm jack on the sound bar. You can get them for about $5
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable/dp/B00NO73MUQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1541469116&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=3.5mm+male+to+male&refinements=p_89%3AAmazonBasics&psc=1

Option two would be to run the Optical SPDIF to a converter and from the converter to either the 3.5mm AUX input 1 3.5mm jack or the AUX input 2 RCA jacks. The converters run about $13
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KNNSKV0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Then you'd need either a 3.5mm male to male cable (like I liked in the first option) or a RCA male to male which runs around $8 or so on amazon
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-2-Male-RCA-Audio-Cable/dp/B01D5H8P0G/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1541469183&sr=1-3&keywords=RCA+male+to+male&dpID=51tDOqNZw0L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
 

azaran

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From the looks of it your sound bar has two inputs
AUX Input 1: 3.5mm jack
AUX Input 2: RCA (red/white audio cables)

Your TV has two audio outputs
Output 1: Headphone (uses 3.5mm jack)
Output 2: Optical SPDIF

The easiest way would be to run a 3.5mm Male to Male cable between the headphone jack on the TV to the AUX input 1 3.5mm jack on the sound bar. You can get them for about $5
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable/dp/B00NO73MUQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1541469116&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=3.5mm+male+to+male&refinements=p_89%3AAmazonBasics&psc=1

Option two would be to run the Optical SPDIF to a converter and from the converter to either the 3.5mm AUX input 1 3.5mm jack or the AUX input 2 RCA jacks. The converters run about $13
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KNNSKV0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Then you'd need either a 3.5mm male to male cable (like I liked in the first option) or a RCA male to male which runs around $8 or so on amazon
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-2-Male-RCA-Audio-Cable/dp/B01D5H8P0G/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1541469183&sr=1-3&keywords=RCA+male+to+male&dpID=51tDOqNZw0L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
 
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