Re: Soundbars

Curtis Delzer

So, I've chosen my sound bar, from

"VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1..." system, suppose to have a sub woofer, and be pretty good. I know it is 38 inches long so it should work ok.

Curtis Delzer
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 5/6/2019 3:05 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
There wouldn’t be a huge problem.
You would connect your Television to one of the inputs of your Soundbar and connect your Satellite box to another.
In the case of the Denon Heosbar you have 4 HDMI inputs to choose from and your own Televison may have more than one input but not all do so you will have to do a little research before you buy.

On 7 May 2019, at 7:08 am, Tom Kaufman <> wrote:

I've entertained the idea of getting a soundbar for the TV in my living room; problem is that (at least I think) since I have a satellite dish receiver hooked to that TV, I'd need a way to plug it into two different things! Here's the thing: I get my local programming via the outside antenna. But for the other stuff, there's where the satellite receiver comes in! So if I were to get a soundbar, how would that work out...or would that even matter?
Keep in mind that I know next to nothing about these soundbars and how the operate!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2019 2:46 AM
Subject: [all-audio] Sooundbars

I’m glad we’re talking about this actually as I’m planning on a Soundbar purchase for later this year.
I took the opportunity of looking up “Best Soundbars of 2019” and was most interested to see that the Denon Heosbar rates very highly it seems.
I do have some Heos products already - the Denon AVR-X3400H, Heos 7 and Heos 1 - so the addition of the Heosbar makes perfect sense as I already have the infra structure in place to drive the equipment.

On 6 May 2019, at 1:00 pm, Hamit Campos <> wrote:

h just so ya know HDMI 1 is the 1 we are interested in here. That's the 1 that has ARC. But and I forget now the other name of something else Visio TVs will want you to turn on as well. We delt with this because mom got a few mother's days ago a smart TV.
On 5/5/2019 10:05 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:

Hi, and thanks for looking. I can not find any earphone output on the front surface of the set, so if it is there, it is well hidden. The only

HDMI connectors I find are on the back, and the HDMI
are in a line from bottom to top number 1 2 and 3.
take care and thanks again for all the help.

Curtis Delzer
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 5/5/2019 5:07 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
The optical digital output socket should be on the rear of your set.
It seems there’s an analogue 3.5MM socket on the front of the set for headphones.
The manual is a little confusing so I can’t say for sure what other sockets are on the rear of the Television apart fro at least 1 hDMI input - also on the front -, an LAN port and the power socket.

On 6 May 2019, at 9:49 am, Curtis Delzer <> wrote:

Hi, I gave you not quite the correct model.


thanks Curtis Delzer
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 5/5/2019 1:54 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
The Optical Digital connector looks different from other connectors.
Its a square connector and in some cases may be covered by a flap which opens when an optical connector itself is inserted, much like the old car cassette players we used opened when a cassette was pushed against the flap.
The Optical out jack could also possibly take the form of a 3.5MM minijack, this arrangement is used to provide both analogue and digital audio out form the same jack.

On 6 May 2019, at 6:49 am, Curtis Delzer <> wrote:

I found the light on the back of the TV close to the other connectors, is that the optical digital connector for audio? This is a technology I am totally not familiar with, so I wish to learn! I expect that in some ways it is kind of like Bluetooth? just speculating as to how it connects to speakers or is it somewhat like an infrared connection to remotes where any interaction with the lights . . .

anyway, thanks guys for your patience with me in all this.

Curtis Delzer
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 5/5/2019 8:37 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
So there we are, that’s the first I’ve ever heard of a TV having a HDMI out and obviously some do however the more common standard for audio is an optical out and at least one HDMI input, I’m willing to bet that the tV we’re discussing has at least and possibly more.
So the idea being that the TV is connected for audio purposes to the Soundbar or speaker system with an Optical Digital cable.
That way - if required - the soundbar/speakers can get extra effects that Digital TV now offers.

On 6 May 2019, at 1:32 am, Howard Traxler <> wrote:

We have a Sony TV that we got a little over three years ago. The installers gave me an HDMI cable (looks home made) with RCA male jacks on the other end. I plug them into my stereo auxilary inputs and, of course, have window-rattling speakers on the other end.. The three RCA females on the TV are for input only. Other ways of input are through HDMI connections.


On 5/4/2019 8:41 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
Well this is suppose to be a top-of-the-line Vizio 4k 50-inch ultra smart TV, so it's connection should be top-of-the-line and conform to state-of-the-art.)

Curtis Delzer
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 5/4/2019 4:48 PM, Matthew Chas via Groups.Io wrote:
I have a Sony soundbar that uses digital/audio or Toslink cable. That's where most TVs and soundbars are heading these days.--Matt, N1IBB.

On 5/4/2019 6:06 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Oh and as a footnote.
Most Soundbars as far as I know take a digital audio feed from your Televisions so your Television will more than likely have at least a digital audio output.

On 5 May 2019, at 7:36 am, Curtis Delzer <> wrote:

thanks, these "sound bars," as such, the name confuses me, is it confined to a small area like a bar meaning length of the bar, or would you define it? Seems the TV has analog outputs, but they are RCA and don't change with the TV volume, other wise it'd be easy. I don't know if the TV has blue tooth or not. :) thanks

Curtis Delzer
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 5/4/2019 11:01 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
The first thing you will need to do is to work out whether the TV has a digital or analogue out.
Then perhaps go looking for a Soundbar.
These are quite cheap now and no, we???re not talking about surround sound necessarily unless you really want that.
I???ve seen 2.1 channel soundboards about the place which work quite well.
The other option might be getting something like a Key Egg system which is effectively a small bookshelf system so you could put each speaker on either side of the television.

On 5 May 2019, at 3:28 am, Curtis Delzer <> wrote:

Hi! Last week about this time I won a 50 inch 4K ultra Vizio smart TV, and need some speakers. We don't need surround sound just simple and sounding good. I think the back of the TV has RCA jacks for audio, but the output is not variable from them so I suppose there should be a remote which can be then handled by the main remote for volume from the cable box. We have Spectrum out here, so the cable box now talks. So please, suggest what you recommend I buy. My wife is getting impatient, :) (sort of) but we wish something decent sounding which I know you guys understand. :)

THANKS and please believe me, I sort of feel in a void as to what to look for, and where to find it. Amazon is good for us.


Curtis Delzer
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

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