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sound bar and TCL TV questions

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I am trying to figure out if I can use any sound bar with my TCL Roku TV.  I use 2 different inputs along with the built in channels.  I want all the audio to go through the sound bar.  I am confused on how to attach various cords to do this.  

Is it possible to 

1) Use an optical cord to connect the sound bar and route all audio to this sound bar regardless of input?

2) Control the volume on the sound bar with the TV remote?

TV model: TCL Model 55S401

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RokuTannerD
Level 19

Re: sound bar and TCL TV questions

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@32  Thanks for reaching out here. You should be able to use any soundbar with your TCL TV. IT will either need to be connected to the TV via the HDMI ARC port, or via an optical audio cable, if your model offers this feature. You should be able to control a connected soundbar or A/V receiver if it supports HDMI ARC &
CEC, but only if connected via the HDMI ARC port. I would recommend reaching out to TCL support for more information about your specific model. You can locate their contact information here: https://community.roku.com/t5/Manufacturer-Support-Warranty-Resources/Contacting-Support-for-Your-Ro...

 

Thanks,

Tanner

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RokuTannerD
Level 19

Re: sound bar and TCL TV questions

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@32  Thanks for reaching out here. You should be able to use any soundbar with your TCL TV. IT will either need to be connected to the TV via the HDMI ARC port, or via an optical audio cable, if your model offers this feature. You should be able to control a connected soundbar or A/V receiver if it supports HDMI ARC &
CEC, but only if connected via the HDMI ARC port. I would recommend reaching out to TCL support for more information about your specific model. You can locate their contact information here: https://community.roku.com/t5/Manufacturer-Support-Warranty-Resources/Contacting-Support-for-Your-Ro...

 

Thanks,

Tanner

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