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Connecting bar speaker to LCD TV

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by NickMordo, May 11, 2011.

  1. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    OK, having trouble with connecting my bar speaker to my 37" Toshiba LCD. The iPod dock, FM tuner both work on the speaker, but can't seem to figure out how to get surround sound for the TV. The speaker came with RCA cables and I've tried plugging them in numerous ways:

    1) Red and White in Aux In, Yellow in Audio Out
    2) Red and White in Audio In, Yellow in Audio Out
    3) Using each setting (AV 1, AV2, Aux In, Line In) on the speaker

    No dice. This shouldn't be that hard and the speaker obviously works because it plays music from the iPod and FM tuning, so it's either me not having the settings correct once the RCA cables are plugged in or the cables are just plugged into the wrong spots on either the TV or the speaker (or both).

    Help, SJ technicians!
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ummm, what do the directions suggest?
  3. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    It says:

    "Plug RCA cable into COMPOSITE VIDEO OUT OUTPUT (yellow) on bar speaker and composite video input on TV"

    "Plug remaining plugs on RCA audio/video into RCA Auxiliary inputs on bar speaker and the RCA outputs on the TV"

    It then says to adjust the TV's settings, which I can't figure out after two f-cking hours, pissing me off
  4. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Active Member

    In your TV menus there should be some sort of option for Audio Out. You have to change the audio out to wherever you set up the cords.
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    yellow is always video for these sorts of setups. I doubt it even needs to be hooked up. But red should go to red and white to white (on both speaker and tv).
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Sorry, I only know how to perform this action on 35 and 42 inch Toshibas. ;D
  7. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Funny guy! I figured out the problem: the speaker only has component input and the TV has no output, so basically the speaker blows and has digital/optical output. Weak technology. Off to find a new one.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Welp, I have a journalism degree so I don't know what the world of flat screens looks like anyway.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    You have to go to settings and turn on audio out.
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