A soundbar can help to upgrade your home theater with better sound. The Polk soundbar has a reputation for producing deep rich bass with crisp highs without taking up too much space or requiring any additional components.
It will be easy to pair it to your TV because soundbars are designed to be compact and easy to set up.
Learn how to connect Polk soundbar to TV with this quick guide!
3 Different Ways to Connect Polk Soundbar To TV?
These are the best three ways to connect a Polk soundbar or any other soundbar to a TV. You can choose from one depending on the soundbar ports and your TV.
Here’s a quick guide on how to connect your Polk soundbar to your TV. Check the ports on your TV or Soundbar first. Most TVs and soundbars come with HDMI, HDMI ARC, or ARC connectors.
Please choose a suitable cable based on its ports. The best way to connect your TV with a Polk soundbar is via HDMI. It can transmit large amounts of audio data and produces high-quality sound.
Using HDMI Cable
HDMI is the simplest way to connect a Polk soundbar to a TV. This method is recommended if your TV has an HDMI port. HDMI cables can transmit large amounts of uncompressed digital audio data. However, it is essential to make sure that your TV has an HDMI RCA port.
HDMI cables can only transmit data. HDMI RCA (Audio Return Channel), however, can receive and send data. Make sure that your TV supports HDMI RCA connections and soundbars. Not all soundbars can support HDMI cables, especially low-end ones.
The rest of the process is more straightforward if you have an HDMI cable. After you have connected the HDMI cable, ensure that the setting option CEC is enabled.
The HDMI connection supports only 5.1 surround sound. The sound quality on surround sound channels over 5.1, such as 7.1, will be reduced to 5.1.
You can skip the HDMI cable if your TV or soundbar does not support it.
Connect Polk Soundbar To TV through ARC OR AUX Cables
After verifying that your TV or soundbar does not support HDMI or HDMI ARC, you can connect it using a Digital optical or coaxial cable.
In case your TV doesn’t have HDMI, please check this article: https://hookeaudio.com/how-to-connect-soundbar-to-tv-without-hdmi/
Coaxial or digital optical is the best way to connect TV and soundbar. All you have to do is plug in the cables, and you are good to go. You may need to enable CEC in some cases, but other than that, all you have to do is plug the cables.
Although they are two different types of cables each, there is not much to be said about them. The connectors for optical cable and coaxial cables are square. Their ports are circular and also have a square shape.
Both works in a slightly different way, so many people prefer digital coaxial to optical. However, I believe that either optical or coaxial works reasonably.
Both work perfectly with surround sound. Check the ports on your TV or soundbar.
Many TVs and soundbars have optical connectors and ports. However, not all TVs support a digital coaxial connection.
The drawback of this method is the same as the one above: it only supports 5.1 surround sound and over 5.1 surround sounds, so that everything will be reduced to 5.1 channels. It does not support Dolby Atmos or DTS X.
If you are still unsure, the following video will help. It covers all of the steps to connect a Polk soundbar to the TV.
Connect Polk Soundbar To TV through ARC OR AUX Cables
The ARC and the AUX cables are analog. You will have a lower-quality sound. Connect only ARC and AUX cables to soundbars with at least two channels. It is not recommended to connect ARC or AUX cables if it has more than two channels. However, these work well for one channel.
It is easy to pair the two ends: one connects to the TV and the other with a soundbar. Then, you can play music, movies, or any other audio that you like.
Can you Connect With Bluetooth?
You can connect your TV to a soundbar via Bluetooth. However, both devices offer Bluetooth connectivity in the same condition. However, the sync and audio latency issues will make it difficult for me to recommend you.
These are great for listening to music, especially if your Polk Audio SB225 soundbar product is included. While it’s excellent, the high-quality sound will be better if you have a wired connection.
Turn on Bluetooth to connect your TV with a soundbar via Bluetooth. Although it’s not easy to choose a setting, you can go to the Setting and press on sound to see the current output source. You’ll see Bluetooth options by moving the forward button or control remote to turn on the function.
After you click the Bluetooth option, a popup window will appear listing all Bluetooth devices. Select your soundbar, and the soundbar will connect in seconds.
You can later change the output source using the same method.
These are the best connections to make a Polk soundbar work with your TV. A headphone jack can be used to pair the soundbar to your TV, as well as a 3.5mm line-out, digital coax, and a headphone socket.
Pairing with Subwoofer
The two devices will automatically be compatible if your Polk soundbar has a wireless subwoofer. The subwoofer can be programmed to pair to the soundbar wirelessly. You need to ensure that the power cord is plugged into the subwoofer and that the power switch is on.
If the soundbar and subwoofer have trouble pairing, turn off the subwoofer by pressing the Sync button at the back of your soundbar. The LED light  will begin to blink on the soundbar. This indicates that your soundbar is ready for connecting with the subwoofer and when it should be turned off.
After the subwoofer has been turned on again, the LED indicator light should turn green to indicate that both devices have been paired.
How do I pair my Polk soundbar?
Pair your Polk soundbar with your phone, tablet device or computer by activating Bluetooth and finding the soundbar in the list.
Why is my Polk soundbar not working?
The problem with your Polk soundbar may be due to either connection problems or settings. Make sure the cables are correctly inserted and restart the soundbar if necessary.
How do I connect my Polk soundbar to my Samsung TV?
Your Polk soundbar can be connected to your Samsung TV via HDMI, digital optical, or analog connections. To establish a connection, plug the cables into the appropriate ports.
How can I control my soundbar with my TV remote?
Navigate to Settings using the TV remote. Select Sound and then Sound Output for your Samsung TV. Next, select your Samsung soundbar and click Close.
You can now adjust the volume or mutes of your soundbar using the TV remote. You can also switch the soundbar on or off by using your TV remote.
How do I reset my Polk soundbar?
Resetting your Polk soundbar is as easy as pressing the Power, the Source, or Volume + buttons for 10 seconds. If all the LED indicator lights flash, it means that your soundbar has been reset. Resetting the soundbar will erase all settings.
This guide will show you how to connect a Polk soundbar with your TV and what kind of components and cables you’ll need.
It will also guide you through the setup process so that you don’t have to deal with these problems when using your soundbar.
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