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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Colossal, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Colossal

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    Would it work if I, instead of hooking up an optical audio cable from the TV to the soundbar (because my TV doesn't have audio outputs)... just hooked my devices such as my games console and blu ray player directly to the soundbar via optical audio cables?
    Would that work?
     
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    It is actually preferred to bypass the TV for the audio.
     
  3. Colossal

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    So yes, it would work?
     
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    preferred=yes
     
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    So the fact that my TV has no audio outputs means nothing? If so, that's great.
     
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    pretty much.
     
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    The only time having audio on the TV is necessary is when you're getting an over-the-air signal directly to the TV. Otherwise, as Sam said, going to directly to the audio processor (receiver/soundbar) is preferred.
     

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