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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 Christmas we got a Bose Soundbar 500 with no subwoofer or other speakers.

Could you share your knowledge on if the Bose is (or is not) far better than the Yamaha? If we keep it should we get the subwoofer for it? And, if we switch to Bose, let us know if the 700 would be a better choice.

Appreciate your help and I hope you have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Mike
 

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Could you share your knowledge on if the Bose is (or is not) far better than the Yamaha? If we keep it should we get the subwoofer for it? And, if we switch to Bose, let us know if the 700 would be a better choice.

I have my doubts that the Bose is better. But if it is, I seriously doubt it’s enough better to justify three times the cost.

I am wondering, however, if we should use HDMI to hook it up verus optical?

Unless you have components connected directly to the soundbar, there’s no reason to use the HDMI.

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Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

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