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Connecting an audio system

See the illustrations below to connect an audio system such as an AV receiver or sound bar.

Note

  • The available terminals depend your model/region/country.

HDMI connection (ARC supported)

  1. Connect the TV and audio system with an HDMI cable.
    Connect to the TV’s HDMI input terminal bearing the text ARC” oreARC/ARC”.
    Illustration of the connection method
    1. AV receiver or sound bar
    2. HDMI cable (not supplied)*

    * We recommend authorized Premium High Speed HDMI Cable(s) bearing the HDMI logo.

  2. Adjusting an audio system

Note

  • For ARC connections, voice recognition performance may degrade (only TVs with a built-in MIC).

HDMI connection (eARC supported)

  1. Connect the external input device and TV with an HDMI cable. Connect the TV and audio system with another HDMI cable.
    Connect the audio system to the TV’s HDMI input terminal bearing the text ARC” oreARC/ARC”.
    Illustration of the connection method
    1. External input device (such as a Blu-ray/DVD recorder)
    2. HDMI cable (not supplied)
    3. AV receiver or sound bar
    4. HDMI cable with Ethernet (not supplied)*

    * We recommend authorized Premium High Speed HDMI Cable(s) bearing the HDMI logo.

  2. Press the HOME button, then select [Settings] — [Display & Sound] — [Audio output] — [eARC mode] — [Auto].
  3. Select [Speakers] — [Audio system].
  4. Enable the audio system’s eARC feature.
    Refer to the instruction manual of the device.
  5. Adjusting an audio system

Note

  • You cannot select [eARC mode] if the text-to-speech function for on-screen text within the TV’s accessibility features is enabled.
  • If audio is being output from an eARC supported device while you are watching HDMI input, the TV operates as follows:
    • audio from system sounds and audio responses is not output, and
    • the voice recognition performance of the built-in MIC may degrade (only TVs with a built-in MIC).

Digital optical cable connection

  1. Connect the TV and audio system with a digital optical cable.
    Connect to the audio system’s digital optical input terminal.
    Illustration of the connection method
    1. AV receiver or Sound bar
    2. Optical audio cable (not supplied)
  2. Adjusting an audio system

Hint

  • For more information, please visit the Sony support website.
    Support Site