Article ID : 00112102 / Last Modified : 10/12/2018

Connect a Sound Bar to Your TV

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  1. Connect the Sound Bar to a TV

Depending on your TV and Sound Bar system, the connections will differ.
First, check whether your TV has an HDMI terminal that supports Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI input terminal that supports ARC will be labeled ARC.

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NOTE:

  • Connection examples are illustrated using the HT-CT660. Depending on your system, terminal locations will differ. Refer to the operating instructions for details.
  • If your Sound Bar comes with a Subwoofer, avoid leaving items on top of the Subwoofer. Because the Subwoofer produces vibrations, any items placed on top of it may fall.

If your TV has an HDMI terminal that supports ARC
If connecting to the latest BRAVIA models or any other TV equipped with HDMI terminals that support ARC, use an HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect the HDMI IN (ARC) terminal on the TV to the TV OUT (ARC) terminal on the Sound Bar.

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[A] Sound Bar (rear)
[B] HDMI IN (ARC)
[C] HDMI cable (sold separately)  


NOTE: If you connect to an HDMI terminal without this label, the ARC function will not work.

If your TV has an HDMI terminal (without ARC) and an optical digital audio out terminal
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 TV's optical digital audio output to OPTICAL IN on the Sound Bar. In order to hear TV audio, it is necessary to connect using an optical digital audio cord (sold separately).  

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[A] Sound Bar (rear)
[B] HDMI IN
[C] Optical digital audio out
[D] HDMI cable (sold separately)
[E] Optical digital audio cord (sold separately)

NOTES:

  • When you connect an external device to TV (without ARC) and Sound Bar, connect the HDMI cable (sold separately) from the external device to the TV. Then, connect the external device to the Sound bar using an optical cord (sold separately).
  • If you want to connect to just the TV, then the HDMI connection is unnecessary. (Power interlock, volume control using the TV's remote control, etc. will not be possible.)


If your TV does not have HDMI input (with optical digital audio out terminal)
Connect the TV's optical digital audio output terminal to the OPTICAL IN terminal on the Sound Bar.

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[A] Sound Bar (rear)
[B] Optical digital audio out
[C] Optical digital audio cord (sold separately)

NOTE: When other devices are connected to the Sound Bar via HDMI IN 1 to HDMI IN 3, the Sound Bar can play their audio, but the TV screen cannot display any images.

If your TV does not have HDMI input (without optical digital audio out terminal)
Connect the TV's audio output terminal to the ANALOG IN terminal on the Sound Bar.

When connecting to a stereo mini terminal


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[A] Sound Bar (rear)
[B] Analog audio out
[C] Analog audio cord (sold separately)

When connecting to a stereo mini jack (red and white audio out terminals)

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[A] TV (rear)
[B] Sound Bar (rear)
[C] Stereo mini plug
[D] Audio cord (sold separately)



  1. Output sound from the Sound Bar


After the connection, follow the steps below to output sound.

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Turn on your Sound Bar.
  3. On your TV, switch the audio output setting from TV to audio system.

    NOTE: Depending on the model, it may be necessary to switch the Sound Bar settings to TV. If no sound is output, check the settings of your Sound Bar system. For details on how to operate your Sound Bar system, refer to its operating instructions.