Help needed connecting soundbar

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  1. dsotm58

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    i have just brought a Panasonic 2.1 sound bar for my Papa ST50 series tv, i thought it would come with a 3.5 jack but it only has a hdmi and opitical, my tv won't take the hdmi something about hdmi Arc what ever that is.
    I wanted to connect my turntable to the soundbar via the optical but can't now, the turntable has a usb and so does the tv/bluray and the soundbar, can i connect the turntable via any of these via usb.
     
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    You've stated you bought your soundbar to use with your “Papa” (presume you mean a Panasonic?) TV.
    Doesn't your TV have an optical out?
    You cannot connect your turntable via USB to your soundbar.
     
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    TV - what is the model number?

    Soundbar - what is the model number?

    Turntable - what is the model number?

    HDMI ARC - if your TV is ARC enabled and the Soundbar is ARC enabled you can (in theory) listen to the TV Tuner, Steraming Apps and Sources connected via HDMI to the TV via the Soundbar.

    Optical Out - on the TV is often more reliable than ARC and is the ‘norm’ on most modern TV’s.

    Optical Switch - if you have multiple Optical Sources you can add a Switch to the single Optical Input on the Soundbar.

    Blu-ray Player - Connect it via HDMI to the TV and the TV will then pass it’s audio to the Soundbar via ARC or Optical.

    Turntable - the USB is to allow you to connect it to a computer not a Soundbar.

    Joe
     
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    TV - Pana TX- P50ST50B

    Soundbar - SC-HTB258

    Turntable -AT-LP120-USBHC

    The tv is not hdmi arc compatible which is a shame as i lose some on screen features of the soundbar so i have to use the optical out.
    My plan was to buy a analogue to digital converter for the turntable and hdmi to the tv.
     
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    Turntable - you could set it to Line Out and connect it to a low cost Bluetooth Transmitter (approx. £30) which will then connect via Bluetooth to your Soundbar.

    Soundbar to TV - connect your HDMI equipped devices to the TV and use the Optical Out from the TV to the Soundbar.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks Joe i'll try that method didn't know you could do that.
    Thats how i have things connected, when i used the hdmi from soundbar to tv the were features on screen but no sound .
     
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    Hi Joe i have just invested in a TROND BT-DUO but it will not connect to my sound bar do i need a specific bluetooth transmitter
     
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    All sorted soundbar was looking for the last device
     

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