How to Attach a Vizio Sound Bar Home Theater to a Vizio TV

By Steven French

Most high-definition televisions come with small built-in speakers which can sometimes provide a small and unimpressive sound. You can add an external speaker system like the Vizio Sound Bar to add bigger sound with more bass to your television. If your Vizio TV has an S/PDIF audio output jack, you can connect to this port for digital sound. Otherwise, use the included RCA cables to connect the sound bar to your television system.

Things You'll Need

  • SPDIF cable (optional)

S/PDIF Connection

Step 1

Turn off the TV and the sound bar.

Step 2

Connect one end of the S/PDIF cable to the "S/PDIF" or "Optical" port on the back of your television.

Step 3

Connect the other end of the S/PDIF cable to the "S/PDIF" port on the back of the sound bar speaker system.

Step 4

Plug in the sound bar and turn it on. Turn on the television.

Step 5

Press the "Input" button on the speaker system or on the sound bar remote to select "S/PDIF" input.

Step 6

Press "Menu" on your Vizio TV remote. This will open the on-screen menu. Press the right arrow button to select "Audio." Press the down arrow to select "Speakers" and press the right arrow to change the setting to "Off." This will disable the built-in speakers and route audio to the sound bar speakers.

Analog Cable Connection

Step 1

Turn off the TV and the sound bar.

Step 2

Connect one end of the RCA cable to the "Analog" port on the back of your television.

Step 3

Connect the other end of the RCA cable to the "Input 1" or "Input 2" port on the back of the sound bar speaker system.

Step 4

Plug in the sound bar and turn it on. Turn on the television.

Step 5

Press the "Input" button on the speaker system or on the sound bar remote to select the input to which you connected the cable.

Step 6

Press "Menu" on your Vizio TV remote. This will open the on-screen menu. Press the right arrow button to select "Audio." Press the down arrow to select "Speakers" and press the right arrow to change the setting to "Off." This will disable the built-in speakers and route audio to the sound bar speakers.