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Are all optical cables the same quality?
All optical cables are the same. Don’t pay a premium for any fancy glass cables. A cheap, but properly made plastic cable has better durability. Optical cables don’t need to be shielded so don’t buy into any claims about shielding.
Do expensive optical cables make a difference?
An expensive cable might sound worse on your system than cheap cable. The important thing to remember is that even if it does sound better, it’s such a minuscule improvement that pretty much anything else you can do will have a greater effect on the sound.
Is optical sound better than HDMI?
Both HDMI and optical pass digital audio from one device to another. Both are better than analog (the red and white cables). The biggest difference is that HDMI can pass higher-resolution audio, including the formats found on Blu-ray: Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio.
Is it better to connect Soundbar with Bluetooth or optical?
If you have a modern TV that has Bluetooth, then you might want to consider connecting the soundbar to the TV over Bluetooth. The advantage is you don’t have to deal with cables, so you can move your soundbar to different locations for a better audio experience.
Can a sound bar connect to any TV?
You can use any soundbar on any TV in general. However, to guarantee that two devices will work well together, you need to be sure they have compatible connections.
Is my TV too old for a soundbar?
Connecting a soundbar to an older TV can be relatively straightforward, as long as both devices have the same connectors. If both your TV and soundbar do not have the same connectors, for example, the TV doesn’t have HDMI ARC, and the soundbar only supports HDMI ARC, then you’ll run into some problems.
Can you use a soundbar without a TV?
But can you use a soundbar without a TV? As long as your soundbar has more input options than just HDMI, you can use a soundbar without a TV. Most soundbars feature multiple input types which can be used to connect a number of devices to your speaker.