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We are thinking of connecting a vizio soundbar to a Samsung

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Customer: ***** *****. We are thinking of connecting a vizio soundbar to a Samsung tv but have heard there may be some issues with that connection - true?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: There is no issue yet. We want to buy a vizio soundbar but are hesitant because we have heard there maybe issues mating the vizio soundbar with a Samsung tv. This is just a question in general. Is or has there been problems with that connection?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

No, there's no general issues with connections- and with any soundbar and any TV it simply depends on what the model numbers are. Samsung TV's use HDMI ARC or Optical for their audio output. Some Vizios have optical connections, some do not. So when you purchase your Vizio- make sure to ask the salesman if it has an optical connection and you will be all set.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

The only times there is a problem is when people purchase a soundbar with no optical port and the TV has an optical port. Just make sure the Vizio has an optical port and you will be all set.

The model below has this port:

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