Article ID : 00281421 / Last Modified : 29/07/2022

Connecting a BRAVIA TV with a Sound Bar and another input device using HDMI cables

    How to connect your TV with a Sound Bar and another input device (Blu-ray player, CATV tuner, Game console, etc.) compatible with eARC or ARC connection with an HDMI cable.

    • The terminal locations differ depending on your Sound Bar, refer to the operating instructions for more information. Manuals, Specifications, and Warranty information for your Sony product are available online.
    • Depending on the model, it may be necessary to switch the Sound Bar settings to TV after connecting. For details on how to operate your Sound Bar, refer to the operating instructions.
    • If the Sound Bar comes with a Subwoofer, avoid leaving items on top of the Subwoofer. The subwoofer produces vibrations so any items placed on top of it may fall off.
    • If your TV and Sound Bar have HDMI input terminals that support the Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) or Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature, those terminals will be labeled eARC or ARC.

    Sound Bar + TV + Another Audio Device

    Check the HDMI terminal

    Check if the HDMI output terminal of the Soundbar bears text such as eARC/ARC or ARC, and then select one of the following:

    Both TV and sound bar support eARC


    Only one of the TV or Sound Bar supports eARC, or both do not support eARC (but do support ARC)


    Not compatible with eARC or ARC, or Only one of the TV and Sound Bar is compatible with ARC (not compatible with eARC)