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How to Connect Optik TV Set Top Box, Philips TV & Apple TV box

KanoeKid
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Hi all;

Have an Optik TV Technicolor Set Top Box IPV 5050, older Philips TV (not a smart TV), Apple TV gen 1 or 2, Polk Audio Sound Bar with optical connection.

I'd like to be able to have all connected so that I can go between Optik TV & Apple TV (which is where I watch Netflix). I don't mind having 2 remotes (Optik TV & Apple TV)

Right now, I am unplugging optical audio cable from Technicolor STB and plugging into Apple TV when I want to watch Apple TV & other end of optical cable is connected to Polk Sound Bar.

The Philips TV does not have optical audio connection.

 

Any suggestions in the community?

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xl
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If your TV does not have optical out... then I would plug the optical out from the Telus STB or Apple TV into the sound bar.

 

While this means the soundbar is useless on one device.... I would just use the TV speaker in that situation.

 

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xl
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How many HDMI inputs does your TV have?  I would plug the STB in one port and have the Apple TV plugged into the second port.  Use the TV's input remote button to toggle between sources.

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

xl
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If your TV does not have optical out... then I would plug the optical out from the Telus STB or Apple TV into the sound bar.

 

While this means the soundbar is useless on one device.... I would just use the TV speaker in that situation.