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Tivo optical output

Am I better to link the TiVo optical audio direct to my sound bar, and the hdmi to the tv? + I have hdmi arc too, so belt and braces do I connect the tv and soundbar this way too.

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If you can you are better to utilise a single method. 


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Does the soundbar have a single HDMI port? If so connect it to the TV's HDMI ARC port and see how it works. I'd leave the other port alone unless you need it.

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Re: Tivo optical output

so if my TiVo goes to tv via hdmi, and my TiVo goes to soundbar via the optical audio cable then this is ideal and I shouldn't bother with the hdmi arc? OR, should I hdmi to soundbar and hdmi arc to the tv? I thought I might lose some picture quality having it go through a soundbar?

PS thanks.

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I'd try ARC before optical cable.

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am I not going to lose some picture quality this way if TiVo comes through the soundbar?

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Re: Tivo optical output

Not at all, the video is sent by the TiVo to the TV, the audio is also sent to the TV and then relayed to soundbar.

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