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Connecting a newer soundbar to an old TV without HDMI

I would like to connect my Sony WCT150 Soundbar to my older (2004) LG TV Model RU52SZ51d. The TV does not have HDMI inputs nor ARC. The only cables I can find that might be compatible have the HDMI on one end for the Soundbar and analog plugs on the other for the TV. However, they all have Red/White/Yellow - I think I only need the Red/White. Will that setup do the trick for me?? Is there another solution??

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Clarification Request
LG has no user manual.

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LG DLP TV - Link to User Manual

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This does have analog outputs.

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I see it on page 7.
http://i.imgur.com/kM81PIV.png

Sony writes at https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34162/c/65,66/p/41901,44406,92955,45634/
"If your TV does not have an HDMI input (without optical digital audio out terminal)

Connect the TV's audio output terminal to the ANALOG IN terminal on the Sound Bar."

I have a box of those yellow, red and white cables. You can use just the red and white from the TV to the sound bar analog input. If the sound bar input is some mini jack you go get a converter cable (about 5 bucks here.)

Then the sources like cable box, antenna go to the TV. We won't be using the soundbar's HDMI, ARC or optical connections.

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The Sony Sound Bar does not have Analog

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Thanks! This is helpful, but the Soundbar does not have any analog connections back to the TV. Based on your last response, it appears that I should be able to purchase a cord with HDMI on one end for the Soundbar and Red/White/Yellow analog on the other end and let the yellow dangle. Will that solution work?

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Analog output from soundbar not needed

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Audio in *one direction* is all you are doing here. From the HDTV to the soundbar, not from the soundbar to HDTV. The TV is not used as a 'hub' per se.

Analog connections from the HDTV back to the soundbar is your only option.

Sony manual for reference too:
https://docs.sony.com/release//HTCT150_EN_FR_ES.pdf

Note: Corrected spelling of soundbar.

Post was last edited on March 21, 2016 12:13 PM PDT

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I see it in the manual. Try the CD or TV inputs.

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