How to connect the Bose surround sound system to your Samsung Smart TV
Connecting your Samsung TV and the Bose Soundlink systems can be done if you have one of these options: using an optical cable, using Bluetooth, or using the Ethernet port. Just follow these simple steps to connect the Bose surround sound system to any Samsung Smart TV.
1) Connect the Optical cable to the TV’s Optical Out port and plug it in. Then, connect the other end of that cable into an open optical In on your Bose Soundlink Speaker system. Use the buttons on your remote control to switch between sources.
2) You can also use Bluetooth for connection if you have a wireless speaker or soundbar that supports it and a Samsung TV with Bluetooth capability.
3) Connect the HDMI cable from your Bose Soundlink system to your TV’s HDMI port. Make sure it is securely attached and also that the TV is on. Then, go to the source and select HDMI within the source options of your remote control so you can see your picture on your TV’s screen.
What cables you will need and where to find them
For you to connect the Bose surround sound system to your Samsung TV using a cable you will need a few things: an optical cable; and a 3.5mm audio cable. Where can you find them? You need to go to an electronics store and buy a Blu-ray player or DVD player.
First, what is an optical cable? It is a cable which contains optical sound signals that are sent through the middle. The cables can then be connected to the TV and then to the sound system.
Second, what is a 3.5mm audio cable? It is a cable used for connecting headphones or audio devices to the TV. The reason why optical cables are recommended over a 3.5mm audio cable, is because it does not require an amplifier and thus uses less power than a 3.5mm audio cable.
How to properly configure the sound system for optimal performance
After you’ve bought the optical cable and the three cord pieces, before you plug them in, write down the numbers on your TV and Soundlink. You will need those to correctly configure the system. To configure the system: press the menu button on the TV remote until you see Setting and enter; then go to internal-audio and enter. Change it from PCM to Bitstream output. Do the same thing for the Soundlink but instead of PCM select Multichannel PCM. Next, plug in your optical cable into your TV and the Soundlink into your Soundlink speaker.
After you’ve done that, turn on your TV and you should see a small icon in the lower left corner of the screen (along with its own remote). This is where you will find the “Configure Speaker Settings” window. Enter. It will show all your speakers connected to the Soundlink; make sure none are muted. Click Next, then go to Surround settings and select “Stereo. Click Next, then go back to the initial window and click Finish.
Your TV’s speaker configuration should now be set correctly. If you want to be safe, unplug all your other speakers from each other and from your Soundlink, and put them on a different channel from each other. You can also do this with your subwoofer; you wouldn’t want it to start bleeding audio between the two connected speakers.
Lastly, go to your Soundlink and click the speaker icon on the bottom left, then click “Add” to add new speakers. This will allow you to assign them to different channels from each other if needed.
Tips and tricks for troubleshooting common issues
One of the most common issues with the Bose Soundlink system is that it won’t work. If that happens, turn your TV off and back on; this will reset the ports on your TV and Soundlink to their default states. If you want to try another way to troubleshoot those issues, you can disconnect your sound bar from the wall for 30 seconds and reconnect it. If it still doesn’t work, you will need to return the sound bar.
If you have any questions regarding the troubleshooting process, feel free to talk to a member of the Geek Squad. We are here to assist you with fixing any problems that you may have. Have fun using your Bose sound bar!
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Use the same screws that held the TV to mount the sound center, just move them to the new location on the back of your TV.
How to get the most out of your Bose surround sound system
After setting up your Bose Soundlink system, you should make a note of what size room your are in so you know what the distances for each channel are. Also get some speaker stands for to make sure that the speakers don’t fall over. You can also wire the speakers together in a daisy chain to add more speakers. Just be sure to connect only one at a time and not all at once. If you find that the Bose Soundlink system doesn’t produce enough bass, you can add a powered subwoofer. To buy a powered subwoofer for your Samsung smart TV, visit this link here .
Now that you have the basics of your Bose Soundlink connected, which is split into 2 satellite speakers and 2 main speakers, you can start testing your setup by putting on an audio CD or simply just playing a song from your smartphone or computer. For people with a larger room it’s hard to tell the difference between just silence and music. However, put on an audio CD and adjust the volume up depending on the track. You will notice that the bass is still lacking and you can only tell if the music is playing by turning up the volume. You should make sure that you purchase a Bose subwoofer if you feel that the bass isn’t thick enough or it’s too high compared to other systems. It’s worth noting that there are different models of Bose Soundlink available and some have 3 satellite speakers, which means you can also play music from a smartphone and enjoy even more bass.