Imagine, you bought the best TV that popular websites recommend, brought it home, and connected all the available signal sources to it. However, that still doesn’t mean that the sound of your TV system will be impressive. The explanation is simple. The fact is that today’s flat-panel TVs can provide excellent picture quality, but in terms of sound, they are far from perfect.
It is simply impossible to build a speaker that sounds convincing and dynamic into their fancy flat-panel cabinets. In fact, there are many ways to improve the sound quality of your TV, and one of the easiest and most affordable is to use a soundbar.
If you bought an LG TV, you will very likely want to buy a soundbar from the same manufacturer so that they are definitely compatible. This would be a really good solution because equipment from the same manufacturer connects to each other and is easier to set up than equipment from different manufacturers. The TVs, speakers, and including soundbars from LG have been popular in the electronics market for a long time. They have really earned this popularity because they have a good picture and sound quality.
So, here is how to connect the LG soundbar to your LG TV.
How to connect the LG soundbar to LG TV using HDMI
HDMI is the most popular and simplest way to connect soundbars to televisions. It is faster than other connections and can transfer large amounts of data. HDMI cables can also support high-definition audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Atmos.
LG’s HDMI-ARC support is necessary for the LG TV to pair the soundbar with the TV through HDMI. ARC means Audio Return Channel, which also means that the cable can send sound in both directions. HDMI ARC allows you to connect additional components, such as Blu-ray players or PS4 players, to the soundbar. It connects to your LG TV through a single HDMI cable.
To connect the two devices together, first, turn on the TV and the soundbar. Then, connect the cable to one end of the soundbar’s HDMI OUT port and the other end of the cable to the HDMI IN (ARC) port on the LG TV.
How to connect the LG soundbar to LG TV using digital optical or digital coaxial cables
A digital optical or coaxial cable allows you to connect soundbars and TVs that don’t support HDMI connections. Although it doesn’t carry high-end audio formats such as 5.1 surround sound, it can still be used. The digital optical cable and coaxial cable are slightly different. The connector on the port of an optical cable is square, unlike the round connector of a coaxial cable. Optical connections convert the electrical signal into optical light and then return it to electrical light when it reaches the other end of the cable. This reduces interference even more than HDMI and allows for higher-resolution video and audio signals.
Connect the LG TV to the soundbar using a digital audio cable. After that, connect the other end of the cable to the Optical OUT (or Digital Audio IN) port on the LG TV. Then change the signal source on the soundbar to D.IN.
How to connect the LG soundbar to LG TV using wireless connection
LG Sound Sync is a feature that some LG televisions have. It allows you to connect a soundbar or home theater system to your LG TV without wires. If you want to set it up, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, press the “Home” button on your LG Magic remote control.
- Then, select “Sound” and go to the “Sound Out”.
- Finally, change the sound settings to “TV Speaker” and “LG Sound Sync Wireless”.
After you press the “Device Selection” button, the LG TV starts searching for compatible devices. In this case, it’s your soundbar. Next, press the LG TV button on the remote. The name of the soundbar will appear on the screen. You can then select it and pair your TV and soundbar.