Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: May 2012
Re: Soundbar Setup Question
what I would do Is run your PS4 or Blu Ray through HDMI to the sound bar. the reason for this is your tv can probably only do Dolby Digital or DTS audio and not both. By running optical audio if your tv gets a signal it cant decode it just passes Stereo giving you bad dialog that gets overwhelmed by the background noise cause it cant separate channels. Your blu ray or PS4 however can do both, so it can drive better audio.
As far as optical audio you can run that no problem but like I said if your tv gets a signal it cant decode it will only pass 2.0 channel stereo. like Isaias4u2nv said your PS4 is a great blu ray player. the best set up you could run would be HDMI from PS4 into your sound bar, and HDMI out to your tv. Then the cable box run HDMI to tv for picture and Optical from the box to the sound bar for audio and eliminate the blu ray player all together.
Side not: I hate soundbars, I sell electronics part time mostly the high end area of the TV and Home audio sales. Soundbars are such a rip off because of how the technology works. really no one should buy a sound bar unless it has multiple HDMI in like the ones from Sony. also it really doesn't pay to spend more then 300-400 on a sound bar unless your willing to push close to 1,500-2,000 and never buy a high end bar with just optical audio cause its a rip off.
Last edited by Pappa Bacon; 01-22-2015 at 01:49 PM.