How do I connect my optical cable to my Sony Bravia TV?
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.
Do I need an optical cable for my soundbar?
Most soundbars and TVs have an HDMI port. Keep in mind that you need to use an HDMI ARC cable and connector. If you don’t have this, you’ll need an optical cable in addition to an HDMI cable.
Does Sony Bravia have HDMI ARC?
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.
How do I connect my soundbar to my TV without HDMI ARC?
- 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.
Is optical or HDMI better?
In terms of audio quality – HDMI wins If you’re looking for the best audio quality, HDMI is your choice. While an optical cable can still pass surround sound and super high-quality audio, thanks to the added bandwidth in the latest HDMI versions (2.0) you’ll be able to pass higher resolution and audio.
Is it better to hook up soundbar with HDMI or Optical?
The major difference is that HDMI cables can pass higher resolution audio which includes formats found on Blu-ray like Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master audio. Fiber optic cables won’t be able to transmit these high-res sound formats. HDMI can also pass video signals. Such soundbars many not have HDMI inputs anyway.