soundbar

  1. P

    Introducing myself and a question about my new soundbar.

    Hi Paul here. First time on this forum having just bought a LG Sj3 2.1 soundbar. The only connections it has is the optical, USB and 3.5 jack. So no hdmi. What I learnt over the past couple of days is that a soundbar cannot play DTS or Atmos if only using an optical cable. Yet it says that this...
  2. D

    Audio Delay

    Hello all, I have been reading here a lot, but first time writing because I have thought a lot about to hook up my stuff, but I am still lost. I had an Insignia TV, not 4K, had a HDMI switch to the ARC on TV, the switch to the ARC in on soundbar, it is a Vizio Smartcast 38" 5.1, and everything...
  3. J

    Please help with audio latency

    So in the hopes of making this explained as simple as possible I won't describe the exact hardware details because I feel it's irrelevant to the question. So basically I have a Rockville 5.1 surround sound connected through my tv with a 3.5mm aux cable. While I also have a Samsung soundbar and...
  4. DeV1Se

    Need help configuring a TV / Soundbar / XBOX One

    Hi, new to the forum, hoping someone can offer some advice on how I can set up my TV / Soundbar / XBOX One X to get the full feature set. My setup is: LG 4K Smart TV (HDMI ARC, Optical - Not Atmos) LG Soundbar (Dolby Atmos, No 4K Passthrough) XBOX One X My predicament is that I got the...
  5. I

    Bose Soundbar 700 connectivity options

    Hi All, I am planning to buy the Bose Soundbar 700. My Samsung Series 6 TV however doesn't have HDMI ARC port. It has four regular HDMI. It also doesn't have an Optical IN. I do have a Denon AVR 1911 which I use with this TV. Just one cable goes from TV to Denon AVR (HDMI ARC out) and all the...
  6. insomuchas

    Soundbar for 2014 60' Samsung TV

    Hi, longtime no post, glad to see this forum thriving. My sister decided she wants a soundbar for her Samsung TV. I said no problem, but it quickly turned into a science project. We purchased a 2.1 Vizio Soundbar w/sub-woofer online @ Walmart for a great price but I did not do enough...
  7. N

    Soundbar Lag

    Hello, I have my home theatre set up with my computer connected to my smart tv via HDMI, and tv connected to sound bar via Bluetooth. I have disabled the internal tv speakers. When playing audio/video from my computer there is a 2-3 ms lag to the sound bar. This also occurs when playing media...
  8. J

    Soundbar vs Receiver/Speaker setup questions.

    Ok guys, I'm trying to decide on a sound solution for my new place, its a 3 story townhouse with the living room and kitchen on the second floor, so I don't really have access to get wiring behind the walls. I plan on wall mounting a 65" Samsung QLED TV and use a low profile entertainment center...
  9. M

    Soundbar Help

    We have a Yamaha YAS-207BL sounbar / subwoofer in our living room. It's connected to our Samsung Smart TV with an optical connector. We got this last year after bunches of research and it seems a great unit. I am wondering, however, if we should use HDMI to hook it up verus optical? At...
  10. J

    Soundbar HDMI ARC?

    I have a new tv with hdmi arc capability. I am buying a soundbar..probably the Yamaha yas108. I understand I connect the bar to the tv via hdmi arc. That leaves one hdmi slot on the soundbar. But I have both the cable in and the DVD player to connect. How does this work? Thx.
  11. J

    Passive soundbar advice

    I have a smaller spare room that I am using as my secondary tv room. I have a receiver and don't mind cables. I have a nice sub already. And I already have a nice 5.1 system in the den. And I have 2 good rear surrounds i may or may not use (pretty small room). I want to use a 3 channel soundbar...
  12. J

    Passive soundbar advice

    I have a smaller spare room that I am using as my secondary tv room. I have a receiver and don't mind cables. I have a nice sub already. And I already have a nice 5.1 system in the den. And I have 2 good rear surrounds i may or may not use (pretty small room). That being said... I want to use a...
  13. O

    HELP WITH LG SJ5Y-S SOUNDBAR & MISSING ACTIVE WIRELESS SUBWOOFER

    HI ALL I NEED SOME HELP FINDING A WIRELESS SUBWOOFER FOR MY LG SJ5Y-S BAR, I BOUGHT SECONDHAND WITH ITS SUBWOOFER BUT THE SELLER DID NOT SEND THE SUBWOOFER... NOW HE WILL NOT REPLY TO ME SO IM STUCK WITH A SOUNDBAR THAT CANT BE USED WITH FULL SYSTEM, I WAS GOING TO BUY THE WIRELESS REAR SPEAKER...
  14. E

    Would these speakers work with my sony soundbar

    Sorry if this was not the right place to post about this I have a sony ht-ct790 soundbar . I got a awesome deal on it and I love it. I saw this at bestbuy the other day these https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-universal-rear-speakers-pair-black/5864200.p?skuId=5864200 My current set up is...
  15. bucktown

    Klipsch soundbar or stereo speakers?

    I need to replace a 10 year old Polk RM7 "home-theater-in-a-box" series set, as they're starting to sound worn out and giving out a rattling, tinny quality. We have a small living room setup with a 42" TV and currently using a 2.1 stereo system hooked up to a Yamaha RX-V677 receiver. We sit...
  16. atfree

    Upgrading Home Theater Sound to New Soundbar

    In the next month or so, I'm getting rid of my old Panny HTS (SC-BTT490) home theater in a box, and switching to soundbar set-up (not interested in going with separate AV receiver, speakers, etc). I;ve done some research and 99.9% sure I'm going with this Nakamichi unit. Supports 4k HDR...
  17. Jurassicparkfan

    LG Soundbar retro fitting a Sub possibility's?

    I purchased a LG LAS260B last year and I'm now finding myself wanting some sub goodness, the LG LAS465B looks identical and comes with a sub. So my questions are: 1. Is it the same soundbar unit 2. Can I use this LG Sub with my soundbar 3. Can I connect other brand subs to my soundbar Many...
  18. O

    SoundBars

    Call me old fashioned (hence my name), but with so many outstanding 5.1 speaker systems out there, why would someone want a soundbar. I get the space and WAF, but they sound so bad. The only bar I want sound from is one I am drinking from.
  19. Jon Baker

    Samsung 40M5300 TV Sound Dropouts with Vizio Soundbar

    I am having audio dropouts which happen periodically where the sound with cut out for half a second. I am connecting using the Vizio Soundbar (model SB2920-C6). I have it connected via audio optical cable. I have even replaced the cable and still have the same issue. The Vizio Soundbar worked...
  20. Jon Baker

    Samsung 40M5300 TV Sound Dropouts with Vizio Soundbar

    I am having audio dropouts which happen periodically where the sound with cut out for half a second. I am connecting using the Vizio Soundbar (model SB2920-C6). I have it connected via audio optical cable. I have even replaced the cable and still have the same issue. The Vizio Soundbar worked...
  21. S

    Noob with a soundbar question

    I have a little TV den, 11'-0" wide by 12'-3" deep with an 8'-6" ceiling. The Mrs has forbidden me to have any "obvious" speakers and has limited me to a 55" wide TV that fits, centered, between the entry door and a closet door casing on the 11' wall. Hoping to get the most sound for the buck...
  22. D

    Will this setup work with 5.1 Surround?

    I have a TV with no HDMI ARC and I have a Samsung HW-M450 soundbar with an option to buy rear speaker (Samsung SWA-8500S) to make it 5.1. I have read that optical cable wont be able to handle 5.1 audio and my best way is to use HDMI ARC. The Samsung HW-M450 has HDMI ARC Out and a HDMI In. My...
  23. Andrew INT

    Connecting soundbar, blu-ray and projector

    Hello All, Hopefully somebody here will be able to offer be some advice. I am new to all this, and not greatly tecky! I am trying to connect audio to a soundbar (Bush 2.1) from a blu-ray player and a projector (Epson EH_TW5300). BR and projector are connected via HDMI. The projector speakers...
  24. mattCR

    Soundbar with HDMI switching?

    This seems like such a no brainer, but I literally cannot find one that is in the sub $700 category. My kid's room has a PS4/XB1/TV, and so I need something that could switch between three HDMI sources. I hate having the TV do this and ARC it back to the device, which means the kids are...
  25. T

    Pairing soundbar w/older sub wirelessly?

    Ok, first post here, and I know almost nothing about wireless technologies. I've been trying to read up and learn what I can, but at times I run into issues where I must be misunderstanding some of the particulars regarding wireless tech. I had a decent theater system up until 2010 but nothing...
  26. RandallJL18

    Help with YSP-5600 soundbar playing a DTS-HD MA Mono 96kHz track

    The other day I discovered an issue playing blu-ray discs with a DTS-HD MA Mono 96kHz track. When the HDMI output on my Oppo UDP-203 is set to auto or bitstream, all I get is an incredibly loud/piercing intermittent popping (sounds like this a "DTS bomb" issue with receivers in 2008, but that...
  27. J

    MK Sound MP9 Soundbar NEW

    i have a brand new, never used MP9 Soundbar. selling for $750 dollars. thats almost 50% off retail price. this probably violates some forum rule but I'm taking a chance.. J
  28. P

    Spdif soundbar issue

    Hi all, My roommate just bought a sceptre 4k UHD TV. Obviously it's a cheap tv so it doesn't have that many features. I want to buy a soundbar for it, and was looking at the Yamaha YAS-203. Since the Yamaha doesn't have an HDMI input though, I'd have to use the SPDIF output from the TV to the...
  29. A

    Quality 3.1 System vs. Quality Passive 5.1 Soundbar?

    Hi all, Rookie question here. Can you help guide me? What is a better route to take? Generally speaking what is better way to go? Get a really good set of mains, center channel and sub OR go with a quality passive soundbar that provides a 5.1 experience (I'd include a sub with the soundbar)...
  30. WilliamHg

    Help with my New Vizio Soundbar

    Got the Vizio SB3851-D0 5.1 Soundbar recently and have it connected directly to my Sony Blu-ray player via digital coax. I just use it for movies only and use the TV speakers when watching TV. Problem is when watching TV and I use the TV remote to control the TV volume...the soundbar light...