Will a soundbar work on my tv if i don't have Digital Optical on my tv?

KayBreeze

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I recently purchased a sound bar and it has a Optical port(spdif) but my tv doesn't have one. I have some rca audio cable that came with the sound bar i guess i can use those right? But is there a converter of some sorts that would allow me to in a sense put an optical port on my tv?
 

Natsukage

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Hello.

What is your TV model number? Does your TV have an earphone jack, or Red/White RCA jack written "Audio Out" on it?
If it has an RCA Audio Out port, connect this directly to the sound bar.

If it doesn't have either an RCA audio out, headphone jack and optical out, then your best best is an Audio Extractor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4V24NB4154

This goes in between your video source (Cable/Dish, PC, PS4, etc) and your TV. The HDMI passes through and extracts your sound. You then connect the sound bar to the optical or L/R output.

Essentially, anything plugged on the HDMI input will have its sound extracted and sent to the sound bar. I suggest getting an HDMI switch if you have multiple electronics to connect using HDMI.
 

Natsukage

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Oct 28, 2016
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Hello.

What is your TV model number? Does your TV have an earphone jack, or Red/White RCA jack written "Audio Out" on it?
If it has an RCA Audio Out port, connect this directly to the sound bar.

If it doesn't have either an RCA audio out, headphone jack and optical out, then your best best is an Audio Extractor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4V24NB4154

This goes in between your video source (Cable/Dish, PC, PS4, etc) and your TV. The HDMI passes through and extracts your sound. You then connect the sound bar to the optical or L/R output.

Essentially, anything plugged on the HDMI input will have its sound extracted and sent to the sound bar. I suggest getting an HDMI switch if you have multiple electronics to connect using HDMI.
 
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