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Sound Bar - HDMI

    • The connection examples below are illustrated using the HT-CT660. The terminal locations will differ depending on your Sound Bar system. Refer to the operating instructions for more information. Manuals, Specifications and Warranty information for your Sony product is available online.
    • Depending on the model, it may be necessary to switch the Sound Bar settings to TV after connecting. For details on how to operate your Sound Bar system, refer to its operating instructions.
    • If the Sound Bar comes with a Subwoofer, avoid leaving items on top of the Subwoofer. Since the Subwoofer produce 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.

    Connection Diagram of Sound Bar (HDMI)
    • [A] Sound Bar (rear)
    • [B] HDMI IN (ARC)
    • [C] HDMI cable

    NOTE: If your TV has any HDMI input terminals that support the Audio Return Channel (ARC) function, those terminals will be labeled ARC. 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).

    Connection Diagram of Sound Bar (HDMI without ARC)
    • [A] Sound Bar (rear)
    • [B] HDMI IN
    • [C] Optical digital audio out
    • [D] HDMI cable
    • [E] Optical digital audio cord (for TV connection)

    NOTE: 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.