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I own a Viera Panasonic TV TC-P50S2 and I am trying to add a…

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I own a Viera Panasonic...
I own a Viera Panasonic TV TC-P50S2 and I am trying to add a soundbar. We have the Blueray and DVD/VCR player hooked into the tv via HDMI. Those work great on the TV, but when you just have the TV on the Soundbar doesn't work. The TV has an antenna hockup. For example coaxial out of wall into TV antenna booster with coaxial out of boost box into tv. The Soundbar is connected via a digital audio output (from TV) into digital audio input to soundbar. It makes sense to me that because no HDMI cables are going into the TV for the tv broadcast, that this may be the problem. Because when we use HDMI cables from Blueray / DVD and VCR deck everything sounds great. Help please.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 8 months ago

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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 8 months ago

The channels you are receiving through antenna are digital yes , with numbers like 5.1 for example ?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't think so. I could be wrong. I am not home right now. I do know that for the antenna all that is used is the coaxial and hdmi on the blueray and DVD/VCR.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What if we had a splitter or converter from coaxial into hdmi (into the tv from the antenna).
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 8 months ago

Are you receiving your tv channels through an antenna ???

What is at the other end of that coax ?

The cable company or an antenna ?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sorry it took me a long time to get back. Yes I am receiving my tv channel through my antenna. A coaxial comes from the wall in a tv antenna booster box - then out of the coaxial box (through a coaxial chord) into the tv.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Just checked the tv. The channels are 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, etc. Sorry for the confusion.
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 8 months ago

Hi again

Those digital channels being picked up by the tv come out of the optical port not in PCM 2 channels like your other devices but in dolby digital and after checking i se that there are no ways to set it to PCM for this model

That is where your problem lies , not too many sound bars can take dolby digital sound .

A digital audio converter that can take it and send it out as analog 2 channels would be fairly expensive i`m afraid and this tv does not have analog or headphones out either

What you need is an external tuner A.K.A digital tv converter box now , something like what you can see at the link below , just click on it ;
https://www.amazon.com/ViewTV-AT-300-Converter-Recording-Composite/dp/B01MF9X5V9/ref=pd_sim_504_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01MF9X5V9&pd_rd_r=MYN8T7VSW7M5MNCHMT5B&pd_rd_w=zxu4o&pd_rd_wg=d3dsX&psc=1&refRID=MYN8T7VSW7M5MNCHMT5B
There are quite a few versions of those and i`m sure your local walmart, bestbuy ,target etc. would have such a devive as well but this seems to be a good model and also records along with playing media devices like USB keys/stick

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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 8 months ago

That would connect between the antenna and HDMI to your tv for a HD picture and would give you sound out of the optical port

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