Currently, there is a steady trend in the field of multimedia. For all the versatility of modern televisions and the implementation of the latest technologies to improve image quality, such as, for example, OLED screens, support for 4K resolution, HDR, the sound of regular acoustic TV devices leaves much to be desired. Therefore, home theaters with a large number of speakers and their compact analogs, the so-called “soundbars” or as they are sometimes called “surround bars” are widespread. These devices provide high-quality surround sound and create the effect of presence, which causes incomparable sensations while watching films and other video content. Today we’ll talk about connecting a budget TV soundbar to your TV.
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How to Connect a Soundbar To A TV Set
The user only needs to buy such a soundbar, properly install it, and connect it. And if the first two steps don’t cause any difficulties, it would be necessary means and a room where watching TV, how to connect the soundbar to the TV set is still a problem for many users. Therefore among the frequently asked questions you can hear, for example, how to connect a Samsung, LG, Denon or other brands of the soundbar, which connection option is more preferable and others. Even with an appropriate manual, the many different inputs-outputs in televisions and panels can be confusing, so detailed explanations of these issues will never be superfluous.
Connecting with A Coaxial Input
Some models of television receivers have connectors for digital coaxial cables, which can be used as an alternative to fiber optics. The connection is made in the same way, but choosing digital signals as the source – Digital/COAX. Sound quality with this type of connection is also at a high level.
If there is no possibility to use HDMI ARC or other digital connection options to connect the panel, you can try to use an analog interface with familiar red/white RCA connectors. The important thing is that both the TV and the soundbar have these connectors. Of course, this is not the best solution, because you will not be able to get multichannel sound with this option. There is one advantage of this kind of connection – in some cases, good stereo sound is better than the regular TV speaker system.
Connecting Via the Headphone Jack
In critical cases where you cannot make a digital connection and audio inputs are missing, you can try to connect via a 3.5 mm mini-jack via the headphone jack on your TV. In some cases, adapters may be required. With this option of connecting the soundbar, you should take into account that only analog sound is available through this jack. This type of audio signal are transmitted much slower than digital signals, so there may be problems with the synchronization of picture and sound.
The popularity of compact audio devices is due to the great possibilities for connection, which allows you to obtain high-quality sound. And this applies to all models without exception, both budget and premium, which have such wide functionality that, perhaps, only coffee can’t be made.