Vizio is a relatively new brand that hasn’t been on the market as long as some of its competitors, but that hasn’t stopped them from bringing high quality electronics to the masses at an affordable price.
To connect your Vizio soundbar to Hisense/TCL/Roku, you will need either a HDMI cable or an optical cable. Most experts, however, recommend an HDMI cable over an optical cable for better sound. No matter which one you select, you will need to connect the cable to both the soundbar and the TV.
It can be difficult to decide which cable to go with for your Vizio soundbar. This is especially true since both provide good quality sound in most instances. If you’re not sure which cable to choose, consider referring to your Vizio soundbar owner’s manual. This manual will typically give you their recommended suggestions on what type of cable to use when connecting the soundbar to your television.
Can You Connect Vizio Soundbar To TCL TV Using HDMI?
Most people choose HDMI for their method of connecting their soundbar to their Smart TVs. Let’s take a look at whether you can use the HDMI for this brand of soundbar.
You can connect Vizio Soundbar to your Roku TCL TV with an HDMI cable. Simply take one end of the HDMI cable and insert it into the audio input on the soundbar, and then take the other end of the cable and connect it to the audio port on the TV.
Both the optical cable and the HDMI cable are better than analog, but the HDMI cable has the ability to pass a high resolution audio than the optical cable. This includes formats that are on Blu-Ray, such as Dolby, DTS HD Master Audio, and TrueHD. Keep this in mind when deciding whether to use an HDMI cable or optical cable to connect the soundbar to the TV.
Can You Connect Vizio Soundbar To TCL TV Using Bluetooth?
Bluetooth gives you the ability to connect the soundbar to the device wirelessly. This means you could potentially stream a video from your smartphone and have the audio play through the Vizio soundbar.
If your Vizio soundbar is a smart soundbar with Bluetooth capability, then you can pair it with a device. However, you won’t be able to pair the soundbar with the TV using Bluetooth alone. You will instead need to connect the soundbar to the TV using either an HDMI cable or an optical cable.
Can You Connect Vizio Soundbar To TCL TV Using Optical Cable?
An optical cable is another way to connect soundbars and speakers to televisions. They are relatively inexpensive and readily available at most electronic and department stores.
Connecting the Vizio soundbar to to the TCL TV using an optical cable is done in a similar manner as connecting to an HDMI cable. The only real differences are that you are using a different type of cable and inserting it into the optical port and not the HDMI port.
One end of the optical cable will need to be inserted into the optical port located on the back of the television and the other end of the optical cable will run to the optical port located on the soundbar. Once they are connected, you can play the TV through the soundbar.
Can You Connect Vizio Soundbar To Hisense TV Using HDMI?
An HDMI cable is one of the most common ways to connect a soundbar to a television. In fact, it is often said to be the superior option if you want the best sound possible.
To connect your Vizio soundbar to Hisense TV, you will need to connect a HDMI cable to the correct port on the Vizio soundbar. Look for the port labeled HDMI OUT (ARC) and insert the end of the HDMI cable into it. Connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI 1 port on the TV.
Once both ends of the cable are connected to the right ports, the TV will send the audio signals to the Vizio soundbar via that cable.
After you have connected the cable, you will need to then enable the HDMI ARC. Use your remote to open the main screen and then scroll until you find the Settings section. Select Settings, followed by Control Other Devices (CEC). Click on HDMI ARC and then click to enable it. You can now play the TV through the soundbar.
Can You Connect Vizio Soundbar To Hisense TV Using Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a common feature in a wide array of devices that allows you to play audio from one device to another without connecting wires. Some people wonder if it is possible to use Bluetooth to connect their Vizio soundbar to their Hisense TV.
Unfortunately, even if your soundbar has Bluetooth capability, you won’t be able to play audio from your Hisense TV through your Vizio soundbar via Bluetooth. Instead, you will need to connect the two using either an HDMI cable or an optical cable.
Can You Connect Vizio Soundbar To Hisense TV Using Optical Cable?
Another way to hook up a soundbar to a television is by using an optical cable instead of an HDMI cable. These cables are just as readily available as HDMI cables and can provide high quality sound. Keep in mind, however, that most experts agree that the sound from the HDMI cable is of better quality than what comes from an optical cable.
To connect your Vizio soundbar to a Hisense TV, you will need to insert one end of the optical cable into the optical port on the TV. Once that is secure, take the other end of the cable and insert it into the optical port located on the soundbar.
Before you can connect the Vizio soundbar to the Hisense TV using an optical cable, you must first remove the HDMI cable from the port, as well as disconnect the Bluetooth, if you connect the soundbar to another device using Bluetooth capability.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on December 12, 2022.