Check the interfaces available on your TV, the soundbar, and the cable box.
Choose a common interface between each pair of devices such as HDMI ARC, Optical, RCA, etc. for convenience. Procure adapters if necessary.
Connecting The Cables
First, connect your soundbar to your TV via your preferred port.
Plug in the cable to the input port of your TV and the other end of the cable to the corresponding output port of your soundbar.
You will now need a second cable to connect the soundbar to your cable box. Choose a matching interface for the two and get that corresponding cable. You can use adapters if necessary.
Plug in one end of the cable to the output interface of your cable box.
Plug the other end of this second cable into the input interface of your soundbar.
If you’re using HDMI, it is recommended to opt for a high-speed HDMI cable for the most premium quality visual and audio experience.
Turn on your TV and the soundbar.
From the settings of your TV, choose the soundbar as your source.
From your soundbar settings, choose the cable box as your source.
You should now be able to view your favorite channels from the cable box while hearing audio via the soundbar.
Some TVs may require you to manually turn off the TV speakers for getting the audio output from the soundbar.
In order to enjoy cable TV convenience, a cable box is mandatory. Chances are, you have a soundbar to amp upyour TV sound. Hence, your TV is now no longer the only device you need to connect your soundbar to.
The process is simpler than many of you would expect. There are obviously variations from brand to brand. But with the aid of our guide and the user manual that comes with your soundbar, you will no longer have to worry about how to connect soundbar to cable box!