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Can you hook the vizio sound bar to an av receiver for use with all devices hooked to the receiver thru HDMI?

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Why not ? It doesn't know what the source at the other end of that RCA or digital cable is.

Picking the VSB200 as an example.

Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Vizio-VSB200-Speakers-manual/id/23494ag923/t/2/

The manual shows connections to just about anything.

Not knowing anything about YOUR receiver, you MIGHT be able to draw digital audio out somewhere. Analog audio would be available at any Tape Output. Your receiver

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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