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Posted: 1/25/2014 4:29:28 PM EDT
Have 32in Samsung LCD in the mancave & decided to look into hooking up a sound bar to it.... no god damn audio output.  The tv is hooked up to my laptop and xbox.  What are my options?  Just buying speakers for the laptop?  I'm a retard when it comes to this shit.        
 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:31:35 PM EDT
What type of connection(s) do you have between the laptop and xbox and the TV?

HDMI or something else?


Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:33:37 PM EDT
You sure you don't have optical output?

Post model of tv
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:40:02 PM EDT

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What type of connection(s) do you have between the laptop and xbox and the TV?



HDMI or something else?





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hdmi



 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:41:05 PM EDT

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You sure you don't have optical output?



Post model of tv

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samsung td05



 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:47:11 PM EDT
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samsung td05
 
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You sure you don't have optical output?

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samsung td05
 


Digital Audio Out (Optical)1
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:47:23 PM EDT




Audio



Speaker Type: Down Firing + Full Range


Sound Output (RMS): 5W x 2


Sound Effect System: SRS TheaterSound


Dolby Digital Plus/ Pulse


DTS 2.0 + Digital Out









 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:49:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Pete545:
Have 32in Samsung LCD in the mancave & decided to look into hooking up a sound bar to it.... no god damn audio output.  The tv is hooked up to my laptop and xbox.  What are my options?  Just buying speakers for the laptop?  I'm a retard when it comes to this shit.          
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For the xbox run the hdmi to your tv. Disable audio over hdmi. Then plug an a/v cable from the xbox into the sound bar, only the red and white ones. You will have to cut the plastic edges off the audio/video cabke that came with the xbox. Cut it until you get to the metal casing. It will then fit alongside the hdmi.
Foe the laptop just use a 3.5 mm to stereo rca cable. Or 3.5mm to 3.5mm depending on your inputs of the soundbar.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:50:21 PM EDT
Some sound bars accept two HDMI inputs and have one HDMI output to the TV.


Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:51:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 4:52:28 PM EDT by anesvick]
You're going to need a receiver of some type.  Here's a decent home theater in a box for $200. It would give you more versatility than just a sound bar.





http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117438

 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:51:34 PM EDT
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Some sound bars accept two HDMI inputs and have one HDMI output to the TV.


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Ya your soundbar specs will be morw important here as you will want everything plugged straight into it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:53:19 PM EDT
Thanks everyone.  I wanna punch the Radio Shack kid in the throat.  See a port that could be an optical port but it has a small cover on it and is labeled "service"        
 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 10:17:02 PM EDT
You will have to use the headphone jack for audio out.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 10:41:04 PM EDT
I think the Samsung soundbar that Costco sells has 2x HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output.
Run Xbox and laptop HDMI to soundbar, another HDMI cable from soundbar to display.

It isn't audiophile quality but not too bad. Comes with a Bluetooth subwoofer too.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 10:47:36 PM EDT
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Thanks everyone.  I wanna punch the Radio Shack kid in the throat.  See a port that could be an optical port but it has a small cover on it and is labeled "service"          
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Give him a break.   He works at Radio Shack, not Los Alamos.
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