How to set up a Sound Bar

  ponytail 09:03 12 Jan 2019

My wife has decided it would be nice to have a soundbar since we visited our son and she saw his new TV and Sound Bar.I went to Currys PC World yesterday but there are so many and so confusing.I would be happy to pay about £100 but not sure of the set up procedure.Some said bluetooth some said wireless but the salesman suggested that using a optical cable was best.I did read that it was better to connect them using a HDMI lead plugged into the HDMI 1 socket on the TV and into the HDMI socket on the sound bar.My HDMI socket is marked up as (ARC 1 ).The TV is a Sony KDL-42W653A.Would it just be a question of plugging in the HDMI lead and it would be ready to go.Thanks

  Kevin Alders 09:18 12 Jan 2019
  john bunyan 09:18 12 Jan 2019

Optical cable best. Ensure sound bar spec says it can be taught to accept commands from tv remote. In tv settings turn off tv speakers. Read manuals for details

  john bunyan 09:20 12 Jan 2019

Ponytail = Laserbeam?

  Kevin Alders 09:28 12 Jan 2019

Usually HDMI is better as it can pass all the modern sound formats such as Dolby Atmos with the correct equipment. Whereas Optical cannot and is limited to DD 5.1

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  martd7 17:09 12 Jan 2019


Exactly same post on AV forums so Laserbeam might be ponytail :-)

  wee eddie 17:31 12 Jan 2019

AV Forum?

  john bunyan 18:31 12 Jan 2019

*wee eddie *


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  wee eddie 18:55 12 Jan 2019

Thanks. I liked the posting about inexpensive speakers. It's spot on

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