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    Setting up soundbar

    Hi need some help brought a goodmans soundbar for Xmas model GDBO2BT2O I'm trying to set it up with this TV ..Evotel ELCD32TSEHD but can't seem to get it working got power it's just the connections tried matching red and white connections etc but no luck any help ???

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    Have you put it to audio out connection or in?

    Original Poster

    I couldn't see any connections for out on TV tried the pc something one

    Do you have an optical out on the tv?

    Original Poster

    Not sure TV is nearly 4 yrs old haven't got TV manual for it and can't get any info about what is what on TV so making it harder

    Audio is here according to this image for the similar model on ebay though it may be an audio in

    http://i.gyazo.com/2f8d5d954989306189ff65a841ef6e5b.png

    Cant find you model number that soundbar please recheck the number

    EDIT OK found it manual here http://www.goodmans.co.uk/support/downloads/Goodmans%20Technical%20Bulletin%20-%20Sound%20Bar.pdf

    Looks like given your limited connections on the TV you might try the Analog audio red/white connections and the speker will need setting to accept that input

    http://i.gyazo.com/24ff7a45c60cd03c801092a74847aef4.png

    http://i.gyazo.com/850f5d49402a4de162e48672a738baeb.png



    Edited by: "arachnoid" 26th Dec 2014

    If the above doesn't work, you might need to try a headphone to phone cable. They can be picked up for a couple of quid.

    Helped a family member out with this yesterday, use the black cable supplied in the box,

    Plug one end into your tv headphone socket

    Plug the other end into soundbar line in socket.

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    arachnoid

    Audio is here according to this image for the same model on ebay though … Audio is here according to this image for the same model on ebay though it may be an audio inCant find you model number that soundbar please recheck the numberEDIT OK found it manual here http://www.goodmans.co.uk/support/downloads/Goodmans%20Technical%20Bulletin%20-%20Sound%20Bar.pdfLooks like given your limited connections on the TV you might try the Analog audio red/white connections and the speker will need setting to accept that input


    Thanks will look at this when I go over 2moz hopefully will work

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    transit

    Helped a family member out with this yesterday, use the black cable … Helped a family member out with this yesterday, use the black cable supplied in the box,Plug one end into your tv headphone socketPlug the other end into soundbar line in socket.


    Tried this as my own is set up this way but different makes to these

    janey70

    CommentTried this as my own is set up this way but different makes to … CommentTried this as my own is set up this way but different makes to these



    You may have to alter the audio settings in the tv menu.

    Original Poster

    thinking of buying new tv as seems so much hassle if this don't work looking at a cheap 40 inch from tesco or sainsburys anybody know if one of them would Deffo work with the sound bar?

    Does you TV have audio out ?
    I just bought the same model from Tesco yesterday and it works great .I'm using mine connected by Blue Tooth to my Archos tablet.
    The sound bar is used just like any other extension speaker system ,It will plug into a laptop, pc or any other device that has an audio output. The soundbar comes supplied with 2 leads ,phono to phono and 3.5mm to 3.5mm. The 3.5mm will connect to mp3 , walkmans , radio's etc or anything with a earphone type socket outlet . The phonos connect to the backs of DVD players ,Sky boxes ,etc or anything that has audio out .

    janey70

    thinking of buying new tv as seems so much hassle if this don't work … thinking of buying new tv as seems so much hassle if this don't work looking at a cheap 40 inch from tesco or sainsburys anybody know if one of them would Deffo work with the sound bar?



    Any newer TV with bluetooth.AV out,optical out or a HDMI connection as listed in the manual above will work so just about any model will be covered by those connections
    Edited by: "arachnoid" 27th Dec 2014

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    ricko

    Does you TV have audio out ? I just bought the same model from Tesco … Does you TV have audio out ? I just bought the same model from Tesco yesterday and it works great .I'm using mine connected by Blue Tooth to my Archos tablet.The sound bar is used just like any other extension speaker system ,It will plug into a laptop, pc or any other device that has an audio output. The soundbar comes supplied with 2 leads ,phono to phono and 3.5mm to 3.5mm. The 3.5mm will connect to mp3 , walkmans , radio's etc or anything with a earphone type socket outlet . The phonos connect to the backs of DVD players ,Sky boxes ,etc or anything that has audio out .


    She only has a TV to connect sound bar to and a TiVo box which as far as I can see has no connections to add soundbar to it . And TV doesn't have Bluetooth as few years old

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    arachnoid

    Any newer TV with bluetooth.AV out,optical out or a HDMI connection as … Any newer TV with bluetooth.AV out,optical out or a HDMI connection as listed in the manual above will work so just about any model will be covered by those connections


    Ok thanks . See it had a headphone socket I think I did try that but nothing happened would I have to go into settings and do something ?

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    arachnoid

    [quote=janey70]thinking of buying new tv as seems so much hassle if this … [quote=janey70]thinking of buying new tv as seems so much hassle if this don't work looking at a cheap 40 inch from tesco or sainsburys anybody know if one of them would Deffo work with the sound bar?



    Any newer TV with bluetooth.AV out,optical out or a HDMI connection as listed in the manual above will work so just about any model will be covered by those connections
    tesco.com/dir…799 was looking at this model ? Some not very good at all this you guys have gave me so much help

    If you using a TiVo box with the HDMI connected to a TV there is a scart socket on the back of the TiVo box that can be used as an output for the soundbar .A scart socket carries audio/video signals ,just buy a scart to audio output from the likes of Maplin.

    heres one :
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/nikkai-connect-scart-to-3-phono-plugs-with-inout-switch-3m-l00bb

    or even one of these:

    maplin.co.uk/p/n…4ba

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    ricko

    If you using a TiVo box with the HDMI connected to a TV there is a … If you using a TiVo box with the HDMI connected to a TV there is a scart socket on the back of the TiVo box that can be used as an output for the soundbar .A scart socket carries audio/video signals ,just buy a scart to audio output from the likes of Maplin.heres one :http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/nikkai-connect-scart-to-3-phono-plugs-with-inout-switch-3m-l00bbor even one of these:http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/nikkai-connect-scart-to-phono-out-adapter-l84ba


    Thanks handy to know just that marlin is miles from me

    janey70

    CommentAny newer TV with bluetooth.AV out,optical out or a HDMI … CommentAny newer TV with bluetooth.AV out,optical out or a HDMI connection as listed in the manual above will work so just about any model will be covered by those connectionshttp://www.tesco.com/direct/blaupunkt-40148-40-inch-full-hd-1080p-led-tv-with-freeview-hd/372-5799.prd?skuId=372-5799 was looking at this model ? Some not very good at all this you guys have gave me so much help



    Looks OK for the price mind its not a smart TV so no Netflix etc unless you use a dongle like the Chromecast.As for connection the HDMI cable with do as it doesnt seem to have an optical out port.
    Your present TVs audio port appears to be audio in [from a PC] so as I said you would need to use the white/yellow audio connections to get the speakers to work and there may be a setting in the screen menu to select external speakers.
    Edited by: "arachnoid" 27th Dec 2014

    Original Poster

    netflix can get through virgin so not a prob

    Original Poster

    I managed to do it I connected the cable that goes into line in on sound bar and other end to ear phone slot then pressed line button on remote and bingo it worked

    Goodo I hope your happy with the sound,I splurged out on the Samsung hw-h450

    Original Poster

    She seemed happy with it so all good I've got celcus one from sainsburys brought few months ago brilliant for price
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