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Sharp TV & Bose Solo 15 Issues

by ludetuner1 / May 15, 2016 1:51 PM PDT

Hello, I tried searching high and low and can't seem to find a solution....

I have a Sharp LC42D69U Tv that I am trying to connect a Bose Solo 15 soundbar to. The TV does not have a digital optical connector so I need to connect via digital coaxial cable. Issue is when I connect the digital coaxial cable and turn the tv internal speakers off, I get no sound.

I have an Apple TV plugged into the tv via hdmi and also have a Hd cable box plugged into the tv via hdmi. I can use the digital optical cable to connect the cable box to the soundbar but that won't allow me to get sound when using the Apple TV.

Any suggestions? Are there setting on the tv that I need to adjust?

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Link shows TV does not have that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2016 2:02 PM PDT
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by ludetuner1 / May 15, 2016 2:30 PM PDT

Unfortunately the tv is over 5 years old so cannot return that. That said, it does have a digital audio port, its just that the audio doesn't seem to be working

The Bose unit is new, however, I'm not sure the hdmi port will solve my issue

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Their site didn't note it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2016 2:42 PM PDT
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Still no solution for that TV but which Apple TV?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2016 3:13 PM PDT
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by ludetuner1 / May 15, 2016 3:48 PM PDT

I have a third gen Apple TV that has a digital optical port.

I should clarify, the soundbar is currently working as I have a component to 3.5mm headphone cable that's plugged from the soundbar to tv. From what I've been told though, sound clarity should be much better if I connect through digital optical or digital coaxial. Not sure if that's true.

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Since the TV will not output when on HDMI inputs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2016 4:07 PM PDT
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And you are using the optical from the cable box, we need another audio path if we are to avoid replacing gear.

The older model 3 let you pair a Bluetooth keyboard for easier typing, but no headphones. With the new 4th gen Apple TV, that ability is gone. However, it gains the new functionality of being able to pair Bluetooth headphones, speakers and game controllers.

The options here are very limited given the TV does not want to play along.

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