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patty asked in Consumer ElectronicsHome Theatre · 2 months ago

which port on your tv does the sound bar get plugged into. also I presume the sound bar needs plugging into a power point.?

7 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I won't be coy. Soundbars were made to enhance television sound output, not to replace a stereo system or other music system.. Televisions do not have a sound receiver with an adequate amplifier built into them. As speakers require amplifiers, Soundbars per se, either have an amplifier built into them or require you purchase an external amplifier to drive them. Marketed as a soundbar, you would expect the amplifier to be built in. The television output is low level pre-amp output for external amplification. Soundbars use one of the supplied types, and amplify the output, same as do similarly connected receivers

    All amplifiers are run by electricity. Usually supplied from wall current.

  • 2 months ago

    All of your answers are in the manual.

  • 2 months ago

    Read The Manuals For Your Equipment. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It might help if you mentioned which brand and model. But if you knew that you could just use an Internet search engine to find the owner's manual.

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  • 2 months ago

    It depends on the type.

    Some use analog, some optical and yet other HDMI - or it may have more than one option..

    HDMI is best, if the TV has an HDMI port with audio return (ARC) - the majority of decent TVs made in the last ten years should have.

    Optical is next best and analog (red & white phono / RCA plugs) the last resort.

    A sound bar will need it's own power source.

    Note that while a sound bar may be better than the built-in speakers in a TV - but there is no guarantee of that, with high-end TVs - they are no at all comparison to a real, good quality surround system with separate front and rear speakers plus a subwoofer.

  • 2 months ago

    I have a samsung one and it uses the optical port. It plugs into an electrical outlet. That’s how it gets powered up. Your tv doesn’t provide power to the sound bar.

  • 2 months ago

    They should be color coded are they not? Either this is a stolen item, Salvation Army item, or some kind of used item, whichever, if you don't have the instructions, you may be up the creek.

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