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Just purchased an LG Sound bar that only has optical cable inputs. Tried connecting my Sony Bravia TV to the sound bar via optical cable directly & it would not work. Contacted LG and they told me to connect directly from my cable box to the sound bar via optical cable and it did work. However, I have a Samsung Blu Ray DVD player that only has HDMI & digital coaxial cable options and would like to a have sound bar connected to it, is there any solution for connecting the sound bar to DVD player?? (there are 2 optical cable ports on the sound bar) I figured if the optical cable connection from the TV to sound bar which does not work, if there is a way to get that to work, then both devices would work? Any help would be so helpful, pretty frustrating! Thanks, Beth
The TV has no settings to change the format of the Optical Output, it does have one feature which "may" engage the Optical Output jack, and that is to turn the TV's internal speakers OFF. Please click on the link below and go to page 28 for instructions on how to shut the Internal Speakers OFF.
If this does not work, please let me know and I will find a link to the converter to go between your Blu Ray player and your Soundbar's Optical Input.
The end will always be Red, as this is the laser emitting from the tip of the cable, but the format is different than what the Soundbar needs- PCM as apposed to Dolby Digital. The only solution you have here is to connect both the Cable Box and the BR player directly to the Soundbar. In order to get the BR player's Output to Optical, you need a small Converter (as shown at the link below). This will connect to the Digital Coaxial port, via an RCA cable, and then from the Converter to the Soundbar with an Optical Cable. Below is the link:
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