First question. Is this a optical connection?
second. can the single output point be split with some type of patch cable to interface with a standard amp, right and left aux RCA jack?
I want to connect the TV to an external power amp and the TV has only a single, orange, RCA, digital audio output.
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If your sound system has an optical input, then use the TVs optical out socket and connect the two.
If the sound system just red & white phono/RCA sockets, or a 3.5mm jack then you need an optical to RCA convertor box. This will change digital into something that a conventional sound system can understand.
look for an optical or "coax" digital audio connect jack. That will transmit all surround sound channels on a single cable. That will go from your TV to your surround sound "receiver's 'digital audio in'
Also - if you are using HDMI the sounds goes over that cable along with the video.
Unless you hook HDMI to HDMI, you won't carry sound across the HDMI cable. If you're using a VGA to HDMI converter, you'll get the picture but no sound.
I have a feeling the headset jack on the TV is an output rather than an input. Most TVs accept HDMI, RCA, or a digital audio input (either coaxial or optical). Unless you have a S/PDIF optical output from your laptop (and you obviously don't have an HDMI output), then your only other choice is likely to get a cable that splits a 1/8" headset type connector into two RCA plugs that you'll plug into an AUDIO IN input on your TV.
Hello, Your TV should have an AUDIO OUTPUT other than optic..at least " Headphones" output.. You
can connect TV audio output with a RCA cable.white and red audio jack.... since SUB has both RCA and "3,5mm
Headphone female Jack"..here are the options; ** you need to buy a cable one end 3,5mm MALE headphone jack and the other end 2xRCA stereo
(or 1x RCA for mono or you may need "Y cable " ) to be connected to
your TV... ** or 2x RCA white and red audio jack and connect from your TV.. **" "Headphones" output to SUB with 3,5 male-to-male cable ( the least recommended) And you need to connect front,centre and rear speakers to your SUB as well... Take care and if it succeeds please Remember to rate/vote and give me 4 Thumbs Up for Helping out the Community :) Hope this helps!
There are many options here. Most HDTVs today have analog audio and digital audio output jacks. You can use RCA audio cables or a 3.5mm connector, whichever your HDTV has to connect the analog stereo output of the TV to any number of devices such as a stereo/amp which has speakers attached. You could also connect an FM transmitter to the TV and send the audio wirelessly to a nearby FM radio, boombox, portable etc. Most HDTVs today have a digital audio output, typically optical, which uses a digital audio cable ($15) to connect to a surround sound receiver. You can also connect the stereo analog output jack on the TV to a 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver speaker combo to get wireless audio outside, in a swimming pool and so forth, all around the house using wireless speakers. These setups usually cost around $150 or so. Look for the jack on the TV labeled AUDIO OUT and see if it is the white and red 2 jack ports or the smaller 3.5mm single jack port. Adapter cables are available at Radio Shack for around $10 should you need them. So you see the options are almost endless.
Connect the audio out RCA jacks (white and red) on the TV to the white and red RCA input jacks on the sound bar for analog stereo sound or connect the black digital audio output jack (typically optical) on the TV rear panel to the sound bar's optical digital audio input jack for surround sound. Use an optical cable. There may be some user settings on the TV for audio.
Here is the list from the spec. sheet of all of the connections available on your TV
1.0 x HDMI ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear , 1.0 x Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear , 1.0 x VGA input ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear , 1.0 x Remote control ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear , 1.0 x S-Video input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - Rear , 1.0 x Serial ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear , 1.0 x Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear , 2.0 x Composite video/audio input ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - Side , 1.0 x Audio line-in ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - Rear , 1.0 x S-Video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Side , 1.0 x Audio line-in ( TOSLINK ) - Rear , 2.0 x Digital audio output (optical) ( 9 pin D-Sub ) - Rear , 1.0 x HD component input - Rear
Depending on the year of your model of VIZIO your digital optical output may be tied to the DTV input only. Meaning the only time you will have audio coming out of the digital optical output is when your using the tuner and your on a digital channel. If your television is newer and the digital optical output is in white on the back of the television than it is tied to HDMI and the DTV Tuner and you will pass audio through the digital optical output when using HDMI or the Digital Tuner.
Now to get connect the HT: Normally you would run a digital optical cable from the source device to the home theatre system. Meaning if it was a PS3 you would run a optical cable from the Digital Out on the back of the PS3 to the Digital In on the Home Theatre receiver. If it was a DVD player than you would run the optical cable from the DVD player to the HT receiver. If you have a newer VIZIO and the optical output is in white and not black than you can run HDMI from the PS3 to the VIZIO and then run a optical cable from the VIZIO to the Home theater receiver.
You will have to adjust the audio setting in the PS3 to run audio out of the HDMI port if it is set to run audio out of the Digital Out or AV out. Also, if your going to run audio from the PS3 to the HT receiver through the Digital Out then you need to change the audio setting in the PS3 to Digital Out.
1. Select (Sound Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu. 2. Select [Audio Output Settings].
3. Select the input connector on the audio device.
Channel numbers and audio formats that are supported vary depending on the connector in use. AV is 2 ch. only, Digital Out is 2 ch. & 5.1 ch, and HDMI is upto 7.1.
Connect the HDMI outputs on your various components to the HDMI inputs on your receiver. Connect the HDMI output on the receiver to the input on your TV. HDMI incorporates digital audio, so no need to buy optical audio cables. If your receiver does not have HDMI inputs for all your components, you will need to make a choice. HDMI = Best, component video + optical audio = second best, S-video+ optical audio = third best