Connecting Your Sound Bar To A TV Using an Optical Digital Cable & HDMI

Last Update Date : Dec 26. 2018

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an audio/video interface used to connect digital devices such as TVs, Projectors, DVD, Blu-ray Players, Set Top Boxes, and more. It removes any loss of signal from analog conversion and transmits uncompressed digital data, in other words HDMI outputs the best video and audio sound quality as it was originally created in the digital source.


Your Sound bar comes with 1 HDMI IN input and 1 HDMI OUT output, this allows for connection from one external device using HDMI. Alternatively you can connect multiple devices to your TV using HDMI (depending on how many HDMI ports your TV has) and then connect the sound bar to the TV using an optical connection.

Getting StartedClick to Expand

•  You will need one HDMI cable if you are connecting an external device such as a Cable box, Satellite Receiver, etc. A High Speed HDMI cable is recommended.

•  You will need one Digital optical cable with the protective cover removed to connect your TV to the Sound bar.

•  Disable TV Speakers. See the below process to disable TV Speakers (For Non Samsung TV, Kindly refer the manual included with your TV for instructions.


Note: Power off both the Sound bar, TV, and external devices before making any connections.

Disable TV Speaker and Enable External SpeakerClick to Expand
1 Press the Home Button, on your Samsung Smart Control, to access the Home Screen

Note: In Old Model Line Up instead of Home please press Menu.

2 Using the Directional pad on your remote, navigate to and select Settings.
3 Select Sound.
4 Select Sound Output, by default TV Speaker will be selected.
5 Select Receiver(HDMI) and Close to Finish.
Steps to ConnectClick to Expand

To connect your external device follow the steps below:

1 Connect the digital audio cable to the Digital Audio Out (Optical) port on your TV.
How to connect Digital Audio(Optical) cable in Samsung Smart TV?
2 Connect the other end of your audio optical cable to your device's Digital input connector.
How to connect Digital Audio(Optical) cable in Samsung Smart TV?
3 Connect the HDMI cable to the TV labeled as HDMI IN 3 (ARC) connection.
How to connect Digital Audio(Optical) cable in Samsung Smart TV?
4 Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your device.
How to connect Digital Audio(Optical) cable in Samsung Smart TV?
5 Set the source on the TV to the HDMI input you want to view. The audio and video signal are sent from the external device to the TV via HDMI. The audio is sent from the TV to the sound bar via optical.

Important: If you do not have audio when connected to a TV, verify the TV speakers have been turned off and TV audio is being sent to Sound bar. In some Samsung TV's this setting is under Settings > Audio and sometimes labeled as 'Internal Mute' or 'Speaker Select'.

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