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Old 04-24-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
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Do you connect your console to the TV or sound bar?

Curious what members of the community think about this: If you have a nice sound bar, do you connect your video game system directly to that or the TV?

I see the advantage of utilizing the sound bar for an XBox One X, such as Dolby Atmos. However, I'm wondering about loss of input lag and things of that nature.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:17 AM   #2
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Re: Do you connect your console to the TV or sound bar?

Some TVs can pass through Atmos, but not all. Depends on the TV and the soundbar.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:06 AM   #3
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Re: Do you connect your console to the TV or sound bar?

Mines hooked up to my TV.
I then play my PS4 through my TV. LOL
Seriously tho I cannot tell the difference or an drop off in quality when playing the PS4.
I do have a very expensive TV and soundbar tho.
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Re: Do you connect your console to the TV or sound bar?

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Mines hooked up to my TV.
I then play my PS4 through my TV. LOL
Seriously tho I cannot tell the difference or an drop off in quality when playing the PS4.
I do have a very expensive TV and soundbar tho.
You should be playing your PS4 through your soundbar or you're wasting it.

I have no idea why anyone that has a soundbar would connect directly to the TV, other than simply not having the time yet to hook it up.
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Re: Do you connect your console to the TV or sound bar?

I never even thought about this. Going to hook my PS4 directly tonight if I can figure out how

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Re: Do you connect your console to the TV or sound bar?

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You should be playing your PS4 through your soundbar or you're wasting it.

I have no idea why anyone that has a soundbar would connect directly to the TV, other than simply not having the time yet to hook it up.
How do I watch regular TV using my soundbar, if its hooked up directly to my PS4?
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How do I watch regular TV using my soundbar, if its hooked up directly to my PS4?
Do you only have one input on your sound bar?

If so, you can buy a toslink optical splitter or HDMI splitter, whichever your sound bar uses.

I used to use one when my sound bar only had one input. Mine even had a little remote to change inputs.

Here's an example of one that allows you to connect 3 devices (like your DirecTV, an Xbox One and a PS4) to your soundbar, assuming you're using toslink:

https://smile.amazon.com/eSynic-Swit...=operasport-20

And if you're sound bar is using HDMI here is one that is HDMI, although it's only got 2 inputs and 1 output:

https://smile.amazon.com/DotStone-Bi...=operasport-20
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Re: Do you connect your console to the TV or sound bar?

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Do you only have one input on your sound bar?

If so, you can buy a toslink optical splitter or HDMI splitter, whichever your sound bar uses.

I used to use one when my sound bar only had one input. Mine even had a little remote to change inputs.

Here's an example of one that allows you to connect 3 devices (like your DirecTV, an Xbox One and a PS4) to your soundbar, assuming you're using toslink:

https://smile.amazon.com/eSynic-Swit...=operasport-20

And if you're sound bar is using HDMI here is one that is HDMI, although it's only got 2 inputs and 1 output:

https://smile.amazon.com/DotStone-Bi...=operasport-20
Why do all that when you can run your console to the TV, and then run optical from the TV to the soundbar?
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