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How to Hook Up Surround Sound to a 32" Vizio LCD TV

Vizio's 32-inch televisions have a digital output socket for carrying a digital audio signal to a surround sound receiver or speaker system. This signal will include any multi-channel audio encoded in the original source, so if you use this option, you won't usually need to connect your other devices (such as Blu-ray players) to your surround sound receiver. The digital output socket is for an optical (TOSLINK) cable, so you will need to use a receiver with an optical input or use an optical-to-coaxial adaptor if your receiver only has a coaxial output. To access settings for the digital output socket, press the "MENU" button on the TV remote and use the arrow key to select "Audio." From this menu, you can switch the Digital Audio Output setting between "PCM" and "Bitstream." Make sure this is set to Bitstream, which passes on the digital signal with no additional processing, allowing your receiver to correctly turn it into surround sound.

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Troubleshooting Vizio Sound Bar Problems

Max holds a B.S. in mass communications from SIU, an M.A. in communications from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.

Is Your Vizio Sound Bar Not Working?

A Vizio sound bar can complement an existing surround sound system or replicate one. This article will cover the following:

  • Static
  • Power problems
  • Audio problems
  • Resetting factory settings

These issues can often be fixed with a little effort on your part without having to exchange the device or return it to the manufacturer for repairs.

Static

If your sound bar is producing a static sound, check the following:

  • The connectors on the audio cables you're using must be firmly pushed into both the Vizio sound bar and also the source of the audio. If the connectors aren't pushed all the way in, you'll likely experience some form of unwanted noise coming through the speaker.
  • The audio cables you're using to connect the sound bar to the audio source may be damaged in some way. Replace the cables you're using with different cables to see if that resolves your problem.
  • Use a different audio input into the Vizio sound bar. If the audio plays fine while the cables are connected, the issue is likely with the previous input you were using on the speaker.

Won't Turn On

If your sound bar won't turn on, here are a few things you can try to get it working again:

  • If you recently experienced a major power surge in your home (such as a lightning strike), or if you have a large number of devices connected to an AC outlet that shares a circuit breaker with a large number of other devices, try resetting that circuit breaker in case it was tripped.
  • Check the power cable for cuts or other forms of physical damage. Sometimes people roll over power cables with chairs, step on them, or rest a desk on them accidentally, all of which can physically harm the cable. If the cable is damaged, you'll need to replace it using any standard 24-volt power cable.
  • If you're using the remote that came with the Vizio sound bar, try moving closer to the device and ensuring that there are no objects between you and the front of the sound bar. Also, position yourself within 15 feet. Outside of the 15-foot range, Vizio doesn't promise the remote control will work. Finally, try pressing the "Power" button that’s physically located on the sound bar. If the sound bar responds, you have an issue with the remote control. However, if it doesn't respond, consider contacting Vizio about your power issue, as it may be the result of damaged or defective internal components.

Audio Problems

If the audio is silent or you're experiencing other audio issues, try the following:

  • Make sure the source audio isn't muted on the source device.
  • If you can't hear any audio through the sound bar for a source that's connected via an optical cable, make sure the source device is outputting PCM audio. Some other audio types won't play through the sound bar when they're connected via an optical cable.
  • Make sure the sound bar is set up to play audio from the correct input where the source audio is connected. To ensure this isn't the problem, scroll through all of the sound bar's inputs.

How to Reset Factory Settings

For other problems you can't seem to solve using other methods, try resetting the sound bar to its original factory settings by doing the following:

  1. Turn off.
  2. Disconnect the AC power for roughly ten seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power cable. The settings on the sound bar will be cleared and the device will be restored to its factory settings. While there likely won't be any changes you notice, minor problems can often be resolved by doing this.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

Question: Why does the sound of my Vizio turn off when the channel is changed?

Answer: Whether this happens when you change an over-the-air channel or cable channel, if the sound work sometimes and not others, I wouldn't consider that an issue with your soundbar, but rather with your TV or cable box. I would recommend trying to connect the soundbar to another TV to see if you run into the same issue. That will help you determine whether the problem is your soundbar, or if it's something else.

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Comments

Daniel Peters on August 20, 2020:

I have one Vizio sound bar and the power light won't shut off does anyone have any idea of what I can do to fix my problem

Bill on June 10, 2020:

Hi. I have 2 VIZIO soundbar/subwoofer sets. One of them has a disfunctioing sound bar although the bluetooth sw works. Is there a way I can get that sub to recieve the bt signal from the functional soundbar? I would like to use both subs simultaneously.

Robert on May 02, 2020:

My SB3621n-E8M went from scratchy to intermittant to silent.

Ideas?

Diana Fox on April 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for your detailed information!

I loved my Vizio soundbar -- but when I bought a new TV, the soundbar quit making sound. Your tip (on PCM audio type) had it fixed in 30 seconds.

All is well again!

Delilah Trujillo on April 15, 2020:

My soundbar will turn on but when its input to the TV it wont play it will just put two dots repeatedly. Can someone help please?

Curt baune on April 04, 2020:

My volume lowers and raise it and will lower again. Is there a board i can get and replace.

Bill saren on February 13, 2020:

Is possible to replace the infrared sensor o my visio sound bar model s4251 w b4 ?

Art on February 06, 2020:

Sound bar won’t come on have checked and reconnected the power cord all connections are in proper place and have undo them and plugged them back in subwoofer works

NEngle on January 26, 2020:

Thank you! Resetting To factory settings fixed our issue immediately!

Gene on December 14, 2019:

My sound bar keeps scrolling up and down, blasting the sound from the TV when it is up. How do I correct this situation?

Cody on December 01, 2019:

My light show up on my sound bar and just go up and down help me

James on November 27, 2019:

Do not buy Vizio soundbars. Purchased from Sam's Club. From day 1 I get a high pitch screeching sound that requires me to unplug the soundbar to get it to stop. This happens every night after it has been on for an hour or so. Contacted Vizio Support, they were less than helpful. Save yourself the frustration and spend the money for a better soundbar.

Nischay Mishra on November 26, 2019:

Hi Max, i bought a Vizio 5.1 soundbar and tried to connect with my LG Webos TV using HDMI-ARC cable, after many efforts I could make soundbar working. I turned on and off couple of times using my LG TV remote and both were functional, then i turned off TV for the night and restarted in next morning, didn’t hear any sound then tried to increase volume but i see a new kind mute icon on my TV like

Cheyenne on November 17, 2019:

My vizio sound bar will randomly turn up and start blasting. Also my back speakers are good for the testing but won’t play

Lee Ann on October 22, 2019:

Why does my sound sound like it in a tunnel.

Tim on October 03, 2019:

I just bought a used Visio sound bar tried to hook it up to my flat screen and not having any luck any feedback please

Keith on September 09, 2019:

Why does my cable work the volume on my Visio sound bar but when I try to turn the volume down with my cable remote the volume goes up whyyyyy

Ferny on August 29, 2019:

Why does my jbl volume keep going up or down after I press the volume button once and how do I fix it.

Carl on August 26, 2019:

My Vizio sound bars on light won't stop scrolling

Dianne on August 19, 2019:

After a power outage, I have lost the power to the soundbar. Tried repairing. disconnecting all power lisnes, not a circuit blown. suggestions

dakoda on July 28, 2019:

My vizio soundbar s sub makes a ratteling noise and cat find out why pls help

John on July 20, 2019:

Only 1 speaker is working in sound bar. Is there a way to balance speakers?

Chuck on June 25, 2019:

I am going to sams with a magic marker and put on the lable do not buy sucks this is the worst thing i bought from them

Carl Mitchell on June 24, 2019:

My lights that show on my sound bar keep scrolling up and down how do I get it to stop

Lou Pope on June 22, 2019:

I have a vsn200 soundbar on a vizio smart tv

It works fine but you have to get real close to soundbar inorder to control volume?

Vizio on May 14, 2019:

Problem: Soundbar will not turn off.

Solution: Using your remote, cycle through the menu to Reset. Select it and it will ask you to confirm. Do that and after the reset completes everything might be working.

Ronald on March 26, 2019:

Vizeo soundbar turns on after tv is turned off

Vkw on March 18, 2019:

I recently moved and am unable to get sound out of my Vizio sound bar. It was working ok before I moved. could it be because it was unplugged for so many hours and it needs to be reset. Has anyone had this problem. I have tried everything to get it to work. I also need a battery for my remote because that is not working either. But you shouldn't need the remote to make it work. Help

Joan on March 17, 2019:

I tried to turn the volume up and the sound got muted. I pressed the mute button to turn it off but nothing happene. Now I have no

Nicknaz49 on February 28, 2019:

Our Vizio Sound Bar #SB3651-e6 back speakers are extremely loud compared to the soundbar. We want to know how to change volume on the rear speakers to balance our sound.

my sound bar turn itself off after every 20 mins or so on February 24, 2019:

my sound bar turn itself off after every 20 mins or so

Billy Setters on November 12, 2018:

I have a vizio sound bar my remote works all settings tell by pights on soundbar but cant get no sound through bar

Bre Dibble on October 29, 2018:

Why does the sound turn all the way up anytine i turn the tv on or if theres a comercial and break in the sound? I ha e the tv speakers off, and the Analoge/ autio set to veriable. Not sure what else to...

jim on September 02, 2018:

Are there fuses inside Vizio's sound bars, my model 2016 sb-3851-do, none of the inlets work except Bluetooth. It's the only way to use it and the voice is not in sink with the tv.

dday07 on July 17, 2018:

I have a philips soundbar with hdmi arc running on wi-fi..I was listening the other day when the volume went out for like 3 seconds..when it came back on my volume sounded lower and there seems to be slight static coming through also..hard to explain but seems like the sound wants to fully break through but can't..any suggestions? Thanks for any reply

Ernie on July 12, 2018:

Having a problem adjusting the bass on my sound bar trued what was in Manuel but didn’t help need some other suggestions

Chandler on May 19, 2018:

Hey my Vizio sound bar keep lighting up what's wrong with it

Dj Hook on May 11, 2018:

Help, my soundbar's subwoofer never comes on unless I push power on the subwoofer button. The soundbar comes on when I turn the TV on but not the Sub. I don't wanna have to get up and push power on the Sub every time.

Coco on March 23, 2018:

I have a samsung smart tv and Vizio Sound Bar system. All worked great for over a yr until yesterday. For no reason I now can’t get TV sound on the Vizio speakers. When I play Spotify on my iPad via Bluetooth it will work. Netflix and chrome cast audio won’t work. I’ve tried everything. Reset Vizio, unplugged and plugged all connections. Checked audio setting on tv and it is PCM. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Greg on March 08, 2018:

Our 38 inch visio sound bar comes on when it wants to after having the t.v. on for hr's never comes on with the t.v. tried everthing to reset the sound bar but still have the problem the sound bar is 2 yrs old

Ryan from Japan on February 25, 2018:

My sound bar sound goes out ( no sounds) whenever I play a game on my PS3. Any suggestions? I’m all ear

Max Dalton (author) from Greater St. Louis, Missouri on February 10, 2018:

If you can return it, then do that. If you start tinkering with it and break something on it, then you may be stuck with it.

Joan on February 09, 2018:

My Vizio SB3681 E6 periodically comes back on after I've turned it off. Mainly though, there is VERY soft sound from the rear speakers, and constant soft static. Sound from bar itself is fine. Had some written help from Vizio rep which hasn't worked. Do I have a lemon? I can return it because I bought it a week ago.

Miclidd on January 17, 2018:

My Visio sound bar will not turn OFF even with the power button on the sound bar. If I turn off my Samsung TV and turn it back on the Visio goes to max volume. I’ve unplugged it, reset it to factory still won’t turn off. Remote won’t turn it off either, the auto off doesn’t turn it off either. That flashing light searching for input on the Vizio is pissing me off when I turn off my TV. The volume works to turn it back down when I turn on my TV. Oh and it’s not my TV remote because I’ve even taken the battery’s out of all the remotes and have turned on the TV manually still max volume. It has also gone to max volume for no apperent reason as well. This thing sucks don’t buy!!

Felipe on January 08, 2018:

the vizio sound bar will not power off always lights move from side to side . I tried factory setting and nothing happened lights continue to do as always?

Rick on December 16, 2017:

Can I adjust the bass and treble on my sound bar 2.1 without a remote

Linda on December 02, 2017:

I accidentally touched something on the sound bar remote trying to turn down the volume and now we can't get it to work . Checked the mute on both the bar and tv remote and nothing works . Any thoughts?

Janet on November 05, 2017:

I got a Vizio 28 2:1 hooked up to a RCA tv. The sound is great but the problem is it will go in and out about every 2 or 3 minutes.

Walton cheramie on October 23, 2017:

My Visio sound bar after playing for 5 min which plays great,then all a sudden it starts making cracking noise to the right speaker went ahead change out speaker and still doing the same thing confused

Steve on October 22, 2017:

My Vizio sound bar is less than a year old. It has totally quit working. Have read all the comments and tried the different methods to try to restart it. Also followed the manual’s suggestions as well. No luck. Frustrating as it seems, this is just another poor quality product!

Samuel on October 22, 2017:

Don't buy Vizio sound bars. You can't get parts for them. I know I have tried. I had an RCA connector break on mine, I was able to pull the "daughter" board out that has the two RCA connectors on it. I got a part number from it. Vizio told me they don't sell parts, the three "partner" sites they give you don't sell the parts for sound bars. So if anything breaks - your screwed. I won't be buying another Vizio sound bar...

Max on October 17, 2017:

Unplugging the AC power cord on the back of my Vizio soundbar enabled the settings to be restored. All is back to normal. This was after spending 20 minutes on the phone with the Cox cable. They never offered the unplugging as a solution . Glad I found you.

Rodney on September 20, 2017:

Sound bar stopped working!!

Marcus on May 30, 2017:

I have the 4551 sound bar surround hooked up to a Vizio 65" sound bar works and sounds great, but lately it powers on by itself after shutting off the TV. I will power off the Tv/Sound bar with my cable remote, but 3-5 mins later the sound bar powers back on with cable audio and the tv remains off. Did a full reset and seemed to work, but I just came home to the audio playing again after shutting things off before leaving home. Any ideas?

Gordon on May 02, 2017:

Im playing music from my phone on my visio sound bar and the volume keeps going up and down by itself. Any ideas?

Bob on March 29, 2017:

I have tried everything and cannot get the sound bar to work. it has power. I used the digital optical cable hooked up from the back of my Sony TV. The connection is good. The soundbar is set to receive the digital optical cable (option 4). Nothing. Nothing is on mute. I tried to set the TV sound from "speakers" to "audio system" Nothing. I switched it back. nothing. Could there be a compatability problem between Sony TV and Visio sound bar?

Shawn Jones on March 19, 2017:

I have an A/V cable connection from my Vizio sound stand to a Samsung 55" smart TV. The problem is, even though I set the audio output on the TV to A/V, TV speakers off, & PCM however the soundstand doesn't output anything​. I tried cycling through all it's inputs, I tried restarting both devices, etc. Nothing, no sound.

Any suggestions?

Ron on March 16, 2017:

The sound from the sound bar went out and we have tried everything. Can't get it to work for hours now.

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The Vizio soundbar is a popular, affordable alternative to a home theater system. It’s an excellent choice for people who want to upgrade their TV viewing experience without breaking the bank. But if you have a Samsung TV, you may be wondering if a Vizio soundbar would work for your TV. After all, the last thing you need is to purchase a fancy new gadget you may never use.

You can use a Vizio soundbar with a Samsung TV. All you need to do is to connect the two devices using an optical or HDMI cable. Avoid using analog cables because they’re incapable of giving off high-quality audio.

So, is it possible to use a Vizio soundbar with a Samsung TV? The answer is yes. However, you need to use the right cables to get it working. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different types of cables you need and how to connect your Vizio soundbar with a Samsung TV. We’ll also provide alternatives to the Vizio soundbar to give you various options to choose from. So, let’s dive right in.

How To Connect Vizio Soundbar To Samsung TV

There are a few different ways to connect a Vizio soundbar to your Samsung TV.

You can connect a Vizio soundbar to a Samsung TV using an optical or HDMI cable. However, the best way to do it is using HDMI ARC. You see, with this method, you’ll be able to control the soundbar using the Samsung TV remote. Here’s what you should do to connect the two devices.

  • Get a HDMI cable.
  • Connect one end of the cable to the Vizio soundbar and the other end to your Samsung TV.
  • Turn the soundbar and TV on.
  • Press the “input” button on your Vizio soundbar and select HDMI.
  • Next, change the audio output of your Samsung TV to HDMI.
  • Play something on your TV to test if the sound is coming from your soundbar.
  • That’s all. Now you can enjoy the sound from your Vizio soundbar on a Samsung TV.

Troubleshooting Your HDMI Connection

If you’ve followed the steps above and you’re still not able to hear sound from your Vizio soundbar, you may need to do one more thing.

Go to “TV settings” and select “sound”. Next, select “Expert Settings” and change HDMI and Digital Audio Output to PCM. Now you should be able to hear sound from the Vizio soundbar on a Samsung TV. If not, verify the audio output on both devices to ensure they’re in the right settings.

Connecting Vizio Soundbar to Samsung TV Using an Optical Cable

If you don’t have an HDMI cable, you can use an optical cable to connect your Vizio soundbar to a Samsung TV. An optical cable, also known as a fiber optic or Toslink cable, will give you better results than an analog cable. Follow the steps below to set up your devices:

  • Get an optical cable. In most cases, optical cables are covered in a plastic film. Remove it before you proceed to the next step.
  • Next, plug one end of the optical cable on the “optical port” of the soundbar and the other end on the TV’s optical port. Often, this part is covered to protect it from dust. Therefore, you should ensure the cable is properly secured.
  • Turn the TV and soundbar on.
  • Press the “input” button on your Vizio soundbar and select optical.
  • Afterward, go to “menu” and select “audio”. Here, you’ll see “TV speakers”. Turn them off.
  • From the same audio options, change “Digital Audio Out” to Bitstream or Dolby Digital.
  • Play something on your TV to test if the sound is coming from your soundbar.
  • That’s all. Now you can enjoy the sound from your Vizio soundbar on a Samsung TV.

Troubleshooting Your Optical Connection

What if you’ve followed these steps but still don’t hear sound coming from your Vizio soundbar? If this happens, you’ll need to follow the same steps for troubleshooting the HDMI connection.

Go to “TV settings” and select “sound”. Next, select “Expert Settings” and change HDMI and Digital Audio Output to PCM. Now you should be able to hear sound from the Vizio soundbar on a Samsung TV. If not, verify the audio output on both devices to ensure they’re in the right settings.

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Vizio Soundbar Alternatives

You may find that you’re not able to hear sound from your Vizio soundbar on a Samsung TV. There are many other great options that you can try instead. The following soundbars will work with any television and provide an immersive surround-sound experience for all of your media content!

  • Samsung HW-Q950A
  • Samsung HW-Q800A
  • Sony HT-G700
  • YAMAHA SR-C20A
  • SONOS BEAM
  • B&O BEOSOUND STAGE

Source: T3 Smarter Living

Wrapping Up

There you have it. You can now enjoy the sound from your Vizio soundbar on a Samsung TV by following the steps above. If you’re still having trouble connecting these two devices consider the alternative soundbars we’ve listed for a more reliable experience.

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How to connect optical cable to Samsung TV / Soundbar

Did you purchase a Vizio Soundbar and Samsung TV and wondering how to connect them together? It’s sometimes confusing but there is nothing difficult if you take proper steps.

If you have a Vizio Soundbar and Samsung TV you can connect them using HDMI or Optical Cable and can also control your Vizio soundbar from Samsung TV Remote.

HDMI and Optical are the two best and recommended methods for connecting soundbar and TV. From these two, HDMI is better than Optical.

However, both of these are better than analog (also known as red and white cables) because analog cannot pass high-resolution audio. You would not have good experience with red and white cables.

How To Connect Vizio Soundbar To Samsung TV

Today, we will discuss only two methods i.e HDMI and Optical cable to connect your Vizio Soundbar and Samsung TV.

Connecting Vizio Soundbar To Samsung TV Using HDMI ARC

HDMI ARC

The best method of all is HDMI ARC that you can use to connect your soundbar to the TV.

When Vizio Soundbar is connected to Samsung TV using HDMI ARC, it can be controlled from a single remote (Samsung TV Remote).

Follow the steps below to create a connection between Vizio Soundbar and Samsung TV.

  • Get an HDMI Cable
  • Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on your Vizio soundbar
  • Plug the other end of the cable into the HDMI port of your Samsung TV
  • Turn ON both your Vizio soundbar and Samsung TV
  • Press the “Input” button on your Vizio Soundbar and select HDMI
  • Also, change the audio output on your Samsung TV to HDMI
  • Play something and check if the sound plays through the Soundbar

Troubleshooting The HDMI Connection

If after completing the above steps you don’t hear sound from your Vizio soundbar, you need to toggle one more setting.

Go to the TV Settings and then to sound settings. Scroll down the sound settings and go to the Expert settings. Within Expert settings, change HDMI and Digital Audio Output to PCM.

After changing this setting, you will hear sound coming from your Vizio soundbar. If not, verify audio source and audio output on your Vizio soundbar and Samsung TV respectively.

Also Read:Best Audio Settings For Vizio 5.1 Soundbar

Connecting Vizio Soundbar To Samsung TV With Optical Cable

Optical Cable

The optical cable is also known as Toslink cable or fiber optic. It is the second best method to connect your Vizio Soundbar to Samsung TV after HDMI.

The steps are almost similar to HDMI connection.

Follow the below steps to connect your Vizio Soundbar to Samsung TV using an Optical Cable.

  • Get an Optical Cable
  • It is mostly covered with a plastic cover. So, make sure to remove it
  • Plug one end of the cable into the “Optical Port” on your Samsung TV. This port could be covered to prevent dust. So, make sure the cable is plugged in properly
  • Plug the other end of the Optical Cable into the same port on the Soundbar
  • Turn ON both your Vizio Soundbar and Samsung TV
  • Press the “Input” button on your soundbar remote and select Optical as the input method
  • Go to the “Menu” and then select “Audio” where you will see “TV Speakers” and turn them OFF
  • From the same option of Audio Settings, change “Digital Audio Out” to Bitstream or Dolby Digital
  • Play something on your Samsung TV and see if audio plays through your Vizio Soundbar

Troubleshooting The Optical Cable Connection

If after all the steps above you are unable to hear sound from your Vizio Soundbar and it is either not playing or playing from TV speakers when they are turned ON from the settings, you need to toggle the same setting as we did in HDMI connection.

Go to the “Expert Settings” on your Samsung TV and change “Digital Audio Output” and “HDMI” to PCM.

After changing these settings, the sound will surely play from your Vizio soundbar.

Also Read:Best Settings for Vizio 2.1 Sound Bar

Final Words

These were the two best methods you can use to connect your  Vizio Soundbar to Samsung TV. Some other options like RCA Cable and Bluetooth are also available. If needed you can also use one of these methods.

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Hi, I’m Noor Alam, founder of SpeakersMag.com. I love music and got my Bachelor’s degree in Sound Engineering. Now I have started my own blog about music products. Just like you, I also love different music products and in my spare time, I share my knowledge with audio lovers on this site.

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Vizio produce both TVs and Soundbars so that they can work together. However, sometimes you can still run into issues connecting the two devices or getting them to work properly. If this is the case for you, this article contains a number of things you can try to get your TV and Soundbar set up and working.

The Vizio Soundbar and TV will not work together if the cable is in the wrong port in either device. The recommended port is HDMI 1 (ARC) on the TV and HDMI OUT (ARC) on the Soundbar. You may also need to enable the ‘CEC’ and ‘ARC’ features, unplug other devices and change the Audio Output settings.

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You can find out more about these settings and solutions below. I have also included a simplified ‘how to’ guide to make sure you have set up your Vizio TV and Soundbar correctly.

Vizio TV Not Working With Soundbar

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Below are general troubleshooting tips for the Soundbar, including a hard reset, firmware update and factory reset. These will generally solve most issues. However, you can also find problem-specific solutions further down.

Hard Reset

If you’re unsure if the problem lies with the Vizio TV or with the Soundbar, you can try performing a hard reset on both. The process is the same for both the TV and Soundbar. This type of reset will clear the device of any recent errors that have occurred, but will not erase any of your settings.

Step 1: Turn off the TV or Soundbar.

Step 2: Unplug the TV or Soundbar from and other devices so that it is not connected to anything.

Step 3: Unplug the TV or Soundbar from the power source.

Step 4: Hold the power button on the TV or Soundbar for 30 seconds.

Step 5: Wait another 10 minutes before plugging the TV or Soundbar back into the power outlet.

Step 6: Reconnect the TV or Soundbar to other devices and turn it back on.

Updating the Soundbar

You should make sure both the Vizio TV and the Soundbar are running the latest firmware. You can update the Soundbar using the SmartCast app or manually with a computer.

Running the latest firmware will ensure you are downloading all available fixes for previous firmware bugs. The Soundbar will indicate which firmware version it is running when you hold the ‘Volume Up’ and ‘Volume Down’ buttons at the same time.

To update via the SmartCast app, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Vizio SmartCast app on your mobile.

Step 2: Navigate to Settings > System > Check for Updates.

Step 3: Select ‘Yes’ to confirm any available updates.

Step 4: Wait for the Soundbar to turn off and reconnect to the SmartCast app.

To update the Soundbar via a computer, follow the steps below instead.

Step 1: Go to the Vizio Support website.

Step2: Enter your Soundbar model number, for example ‘Vizio SB36512-F6’. Follow that string of text with ‘Firmware Update’

Step 3: Select the pertinent article with your model number and information about ‘Firmware Information’.

Step 4: Locate inside the article a link to download the latest firmware.

Step 5: Select ‘Instructions for Updating Using a Thumb Drive’.

Step 6: Select ‘Click Here To Download the Most Current Firmware Version’. Take note of where the .zip file saves on your computer.

Step 7: Extract the .zip file directly onto a USB. The USB should have at least 2GB in space and should not have any other files on it.

Step 8: Turn on your Soundbar and make sure it is set to an input that has no audio signal.

Step 9: Insert the USB into the back of the Soundbar and wait up to 15 minutes for the installation to complete.

Step 10: Wait for the lights to stop flashing and for the Soundbar to turn back on before you remove the USB.

Factory Reset

A factory reset will erase all your settings from the Soundbar, returning it to its original condition.

Step 1: Press and hold the ‘Input’ button and the ‘Bluetooth’ button.

Step 2: Continue holding these two buttons for six seconds or until the Soundbar restarts.

If the Soundbar has not restarted after 10 seconds, try holding the ‘Input’ button with either the ‘Volume Down’ or ‘Volume Up’ button instead. These variations will differ depending on your Soundbar model.

Vizio TV Not Recognizing/Connecting to Soundbar

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If your Vizio TV is not recognizing or connecting to your Soundbar, it may be due to interference from other devices. Try unplugging all other devices from the TV. Other devices using CEC seem to cause the most trouble.

Once you have unplugged all devices, try the Soundbar again. If it is working, you can plug your devices back in one at a time to see which device is causing the issue.

If it is still not working, you should also check the cables. The HDMI cable needs to be plugged into the HDMI-ARC port in both the TV and Soundbar. These ports are labelled as such,

You should then check if the cable was loose or is faulty. You can test this by plugging the cable into a different device or plugging a new cable into the Soundbar.

Finally, if CEC is disabled, you may have difficulty working your Soundbar. You can find how to enable this feature below, under ‘How to Connect Vizio TV to Soundbar’. You can find other problems that prevent the Soundbar from working further down.

Another thing you can try is updating the firmware and performing a hard reset on both your TV and Soundbar. You might also need to reset the Soundbar to its factory settings. You can find how to do this at the beginning of this article.

How to Connect Vizio TV to Soundbar

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The best way to connect your Vizio Soundbar to your Vizio TV is to use a HDMI cable. This process is detailed below.

Step 1: Ensure both the Soundbar and TV are off.

Step 2: Plug your HDMI cable into the TV’s ‘HDMI 1 (ARC)’ port.

Step 3: Plug the other end of the cable into the Soundbar’s ‘HDMI OUT (ARC)’ port.

Step 4: Turn the TV and Soundbar on. If your TV automatically discovers the Soundbar, you are finished. Otherwise, continue to the next step.

Step 5: Navigate to ‘Menu > Audio > Digital Audio Out’.

Step 6: Select ‘Dolby Digital’ or ‘Bitstream’.

Step 7: Navigate to ‘Menu > System

Step 8: Enable both ‘CEC’ and ‘ARC (SAC)’.

Step 9: Under ‘CEC’, select ‘Device Discovery’.

You can also connect the TV to the Soundbar via a composite, digital optical or digital coaxial cable. You do not need to enable the ‘CEC’ or ‘ARC’ features for these cables, and the TV will not need to ‘Discover’ the speaker. To cycle through these ports, you will need to press the ‘Input’ button on the Soundbar remote or on the Soundbar itself.

How to Connect Vizio TV to Soundbar Bluetooth

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Vizio TVs have what is known as Bluetooth LE technology. This means that the Bluetooth connection is low energy and can only support connections between smaller devices such as a mobile phone.

They cannot connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker. You can only connect other devices to the speaker, or connect the Soundbar to the TV via composite, optical, coaxial or HDMI cables.

Vizio TV Won’t Play through Soundbar

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Before you try any other troubleshooting for the TV not playing through the Soundbar, you should check the following.

· The Soundbar is turned on and receiving power.

· The volume is turned up on the Soundbar.

· The ‘Mute’ button is off on the TV, Soundbar and device.

· The ‘Input’ needs to be changed on the Soundbar.

If none of these simple solutions work, you can try changing your audio settings from one of the digital settings mentioned above (’Dolby Digital’ or ‘Bitstream’), to ‘PCM’. It may be that the TV is unable to pass through the digital signal.

You can also try changing the output setting in the audio menu from ‘Variable’ to ‘Fixed’ or ‘Standard’. This will prevent the remote control from changing the volume on the TV as well as the Soundbar.

If you are still not getting any audio from the TV, and you have set the Soundbar up correctly using the steps in this article, you may need to consider a hard reset, firmware update or factory reset.

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