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How to get my soundbar to work with my TV/PS3

BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic PuppySkraggle RockRegistered User regular
Hello forums!
For Christmas my mom got me a nice RCA soundbar to help me out because my shitty (but beloved) Coby TV has awful sound. Great. I went out and grabbed some audio cables (red/white to red/white) and hooked it up like it said in the manual and....I don't think I'm getting anything. Now the only thing I really use the TV for is to use my PS3, for games and netflix. I turn the ps3 on, and since its connected through HDMI it just plays sound through the TV even with the soundbar on and connected. My TV has composite connections, so I have the Red/White audio plugged in where the red/white audio is for that. I went through the menu on the ps3 and changed the settings to the one with the picture of the cables I used and I still get nothing. Is there some magic I'm missing here?

Thanks in advance.

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  • PirusuPirusu Pierce Registered User regular
    Do you have model numbers for your TV and your Soundbar? Those composite connections are probably inputs, which is why you're not getting any sound.

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    Oh, excellent point. I'm not at home but I'll be getting the model numbers. But if thats the case what should I use to connect it? The soundbar only has the red/white output or bluetooth. I do have a Y connector cable though. Would that work?

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    The soundbar is an RCA RTS7110B and I think the tv is this one www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0049E3FFK/ref=aw_d_detail?pd=1

  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    edited December 2012
    Well doing some research, your tv only has digital coax for sound output. and your soundbar only has RCA(red/white) and 3.5mm stereo for inputs.

    so your only options are to try and see if it has a headphone 3.5mm output that the specs don't list, but that's not likely.

    Or to buy something like this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=6884&seq=1&format=2 to convert that digital coax to an input your soundbar has. and then I couldn't 100% guarantee that it would work, as that won't work if your tv won't output 2 channel PCM.

    if your TV doesn't output 2-channel PCM over that digital coax, then your only option would be an actual receiver.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    Hmm ok, looks like I'll be returning it and getting one with a digital coax output. Thanks

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