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    Can I use the HDMI (ARC) jack on TV to connect soundbar?

    I just purchased a 39 inch Philips smart TV (Model 39PFL2908). I purchased a different brand soundbar. The soundbar does have an HDMI (ARC) jack on it labeled "TV OUT".

    When I connect the HDMI (ARC) jack on the soundbar to the HDMI (ARC) jack on the TV, no sound comes out. Nothing.

    Question: can the HDMI (ARC) jack on the back of my Philips TV be connected to a soundbar with HDMI (ARC) so that the sound of the TV will come out of the soundbar?

    I tried for hours, checking all the settings on both the TV and the soundbar. Has anyone successfully installed a soundbar to the Philips TV using HDMI? Am I doing something wrong?

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    Hi,

    on your TV you need to enable Easylink + ARC.

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    Hi,

    I don't see how to do what you suggested. Can you help further? Thanks.

    Mike

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    I think I discovered why HDMI ARC connection had no sound!

    The manual for my new 39PFL2908 (39 inch smart TV) does not tell you that you need to enable ARC capability by doing the following:

    Go to SETUP, then INSTALLATION, then PREFERENCES, then EASYLINK, then turn ARC "ON". Mine was off!


    Unfortunately, I already returned my soundbar because I thought the soundbar was defective, i.e. no sound.

    The manual is not very good for my TV. I found a Philips document online that discussed how to turn ARC "on".

    When I get a new soundbar, I will follow up with the results!

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