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Old 10-13-2020, 01:29 PM   #1
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Help 2020 axxera tv can we use hdmi soundbar

hi can we use an hdmi soundboard? Went into TV settings and could not tell how to make TV volume use soundbar?
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Old 10-13-2020, 02:18 PM   #2
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I just set sound bar volume as high as possible and then use tv remote volume to control.
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Old 10-13-2020, 03:22 PM   #3
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It needs to have an HDMI ARC port to use a Sound Bar that supports HDMI. I doubt the Axxera TV's support it given they are a low-end TV. But to verify, look at the HDMI ports on the back of the TV. If it supports it, you will see one HDMI port that says ARC on it. If you see that, you can plug an HDMI cable into it and the Sound Bar.
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Old 10-13-2020, 03:47 PM   #4
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The axxera tv's in our 2019 Thor came with a sound bar on living room and outside tv's
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Old 10-13-2020, 03:59 PM   #5
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I have a 2020 Magnitude and to my surprise one of my Axxera TV’s does have a HDMI ARC port.

I suspect yours do as well so just plug the HDMI cable to the one marked ARC. You do not need to change any settings on the TV.
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Old 10-13-2020, 05:14 PM   #6
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hi can we use an hdmi soundboard? Went into TV settings and could not tell how to make TV volume use soundbar?
The TV has to support Audio Return Channel (ARC) on HDMI and most only support it on the TV's HDMI1 port - so the sound bar would have to be connected to HDMI1.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:57 AM   #7
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Thx I have an hdmi arc and ordered this
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Old 10-14-2020, 03:17 AM   #8
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In our last motor home a 2016 31L we used a yamaha sound bar on the seiki tv. Only one connection was needed, not sure what its called but it was a small fiber optic cable.
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Old 10-14-2020, 03:21 AM   #9
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I have a 2020 Magnitude and to my surprise one of my Axxera TVís does have a HDMI ARC port.

I suspect yours do as well so just plug the HDMI cable to the one marked ARC. You do not need to change any settings on the TV.
Judge does your outside TV have a sound bar? Our outside TV came with one.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:14 AM   #10
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Judge does your outside TV have a sound bar? Our outside TV came with one.
It did come with a sound bar but it is pretty lame. Sometimes my wife wants to pair her phone to play some music and it just won't always connect to her phone or my phone when you put it into the Bluetooth mode.

I have been thinking about replacing it. Now that I know the TV has the HDMI ARC port, I may replace it over the winter. I just assumed the Axxera TV's were cheap and had minimal capabilities.
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It did come with a sound bar but it is pretty lame. Sometimes my wife wants to pair her phone to play some music and it just won't always connect to her phone or my phone when you put it into the Bluetooth mode.

I have been thinking about replacing it. Now that I know the TV has the HDMI ARC port, I may replace it over the winter. I just assumed the Axxera TV's were cheap and had minimal capabilities.
They are not any better than the Seiki tv. I actually think they are the same just a different name on them, reason I think this is, because the Axxera has the same menu as our previous RV with Seiki tv.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:44 PM   #12
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My outside TV (Axxera) has a sound bar. Well, looks like a sound bar but sure doesn't sound like one.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:51 PM   #13
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I can't get sound to the outside sound bar. I see red white wires from TV to sound bar?
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:23 PM   #14
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That's the wires if like mine it has a couple of buttons on top in the middle, push the source button to scroll through tv,radio,and blue tooth,and make sure volume is up.
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:37 PM   #15
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If you are replacing the TV, you may want to ensure that all your devices are of the same make.

Even though my Axxera TV had an ARC outlet, it did not work all the time or it lost connection often. I replaced my TV with an LG model as I have an LG phone. I added an LG soundbar, subwoofer, etc. to the mix.

Because they are all the same make, as soon as I turn on the TV, the sound system is connected automatically and starts without any action from me. Volume is controlled through the TV remote, if desired. The LG phone enables me to link to the TV without cords using Screen Share. This also allows me to connect directly to the soundbar for music, etc.

I am sure that other makes will provide this using their apps, but the LG setup is effortless. The key is to have the TV match the sound system.

It is nice to use Bose sound systems, but they do not connect very well and require the user to turn them on separately and select the audio connection through the TV every time.
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