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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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I need a sound bar LED TV, 46 inch, Toshiba, WiFI. Model No.

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I need a sound bar for my LED TV, 46 inch, Toshiba, WiFI. Model No. 46SL417U. I purchased this TV from HHGreeg on Colerain Ave. in Cincinnati, Ohio on 8/14/11. My TV is now hung above my electric full size fireplace. I would also like to purchase a mount to go on the wall with the TV and mount it just below the TV. Can you recommend a sound bar which would fit under the TV.... 42 inches.....a sound bar which would be compatible to my TV and mount that would fit the sound bar. I find my TV extremely hard to hear and my guests agree. Please let me know exactly what I will need to accomplish this sound problem on my TV. I have adjusted everything to the sound for the TV but still cannot hear it !!!!!! Also, I would appreciate the cost of my request and what would be my next step to rectify my sound problem. I can be reach at(###) ###-#### Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Judy Sinatra
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question Judy. I'm a Home Theater Integrator and will be glad to help you.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Your TV uses an "Optical" port to send sound out to external soundbar systems. This is labeled "Optical Audio Out" (or Digital Audio Out). So any soundbar that has the optical input port will work (which most- but the most inexpensive ones use).

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

I'm not sure what your budget for a soundbar is- but I'm pulling up several recommendations right now.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

The Vizio at the link below is a solid entry-level soundbar that includes an Optical Input jack, and is around $180 from Best Buy:

For a bit more money, you can get one that includes a powered subwoofer to increase the bass response, and allow fuller overall sound. The following unit is $250:

If your budget allows, there are two more recommendations for a bit more money. The Sony below is a bit higher quality, also includes a wireless subwoofer speaker and is around $350:

Finally, if you're an avid listener and want stellar sound quality, I would recommend the Samsung below for $500:

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