Question about Toshiba MD26H82 26" TV/DVD Combo
I can help you get this all setup and working, but I should start by telling you that you cannot connect this TV to your soundbar using the red and white RCA jacks. The red and white RCA jacks are analog and none of the RCA audio sockets on the back of this TV are audio outputs. They are all audio inputs. I've ringed these in red in the picture below.
The only audio outputs on this TV are digital coaxial and digital optical, ringed these in green:
The only way to connect this TV to your Vizio soundbar is using a digital optical or digital coaxial cable. If you don't have either of these, you will need to purchase one, but you can only use one of these cables if the Vizio SoundBar has digital optical IN or digital coaxial IN. If you can let me know the model number of the SoundBar I can help you to work out the best way to connect it all.
There are other options as well. If you are using a cable/satellite receiver or digital converter as the source for your TV channels, you can connect this box directly to the SoundBar. Most of these boxes have RCA type audio OUT sockets, so you would be able to use your red & white analog audio cable if you connected this way. It is actually better to connect all of the audio sources, i.e cable/satellite receiver, DVD player, etc directly to the SoundBar, rather than routing the audio via the TV. Connecting via the TV can result in audio delay meaning the sound is out of sync with the picture and you may get echo if you are using the TV speaker as well.
I am happy to provide as much detail and assistance as you need and I can also draw you a setup diagram, but in order to do so, I will need the following details:
1. Model number of the SoundBar
2. Model number of cable/satellite receiver or digital converter (if using one)
3. Model numbers of any other devices you wish to connect to the SoundBar (if any)
4. Which audio cables you have spare for making connections.
Finally, you obviously need a manual for this TV. This is available from FixYa and can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:
If you are unable to open the file, you will need to download and install Adobe Reader:
Hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to me with the details requested above.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
The tv should auto detect the optical signal for the soundbar. Some tvs will not and you must go into the sound (menu settings) and choose optical as a sound output method. If niether of these work you will need to test the sound bar with the optical output of the tv and possibly lower the tv volume all the way down and turn the sound bar up...My phillips tv doesn't auto detect, and I must turn down my tv volume and up the volume on my sound bar to produce the optical sound.
Let me know if this helps :)
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
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