Can You Hook Up a Panasonic Viera to a Soundbar?

Written by james clark
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The Panasonic Viera is a line of HDTV sets available in a variety of screen sizes, including LED and LCD display formats. All Viera models are equipped with a digital audio output jack that lets you connect the HDTV to external audio devices such as a sound bar, which is a multi-speaker component that mounts above or below a TV set. Sound bars are available from several manufacturers with different features. If your sound bar has a digital optical input, you can connect it to a Panasonic Viera.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Digital optical cable

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  1. 1

    Press the "On/Off" button on the Viera remote to shut off the HDTV before connecting the sound bar.

  2. 2

    Plug in one end of the digital audio optical cable into the matching digital audio optical output port on the rear panel of the Viera.

  3. 3

    Connect the other end of the cable to the input port on the back of your sound bar.

  4. 4

    Plug in the power cord for the sound bar and turn on the Viera HDTV.

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