You want to be able to connect your Samsung subwoofer to a soundbar without having to buy a remote control for your television. You want to use a wired connection instead of a wireless connection.
But you only have 1 cable running from your soundbar to the TV. You only have 1 input on your TV and no inputs on the soundbar itself. And your subwoofer does not support HDMI. Your soundbar and television do not share the same HDMI port. Your TV does not have a dedicated input for the subwoofer. And you do not have any extra ports on your TV to add more cables.
If you are lucky enough to have a wireless connection, then you must use it to get a wireless connection between your soundbar and your subwoofer. If you only have 1 cable connecting the soundbar to the TV then you will only be able to use the remote control to switch inputs and volume.
To help you avoid all that…
In this article, I would like to reveal simple steps you can take to connect your soundbar and your subwoofer without using the TV remote control. These steps are designed so that your home entertainment setup will be much easier. No need to keep track of extra remotes and no need to fiddle with extra wires. The steps are designed to work in both wired and wireless setups. You will also never have to worry about your TV getting out of sync with your soundbar or your subwoofer again.
Let’s dive in…
How to Connect Samsung Subwoofer to Soundbar?
Want to connect the Samsung subwoofer to the soundbar but have confusion? No need to worry anymore. Use the following steps to connect the Samsung subwoofer to the soundbar.
- First, you need to have a remote control for your TV. Most TVs come with remote control.
- Next, you need to have a wireless connection between the soundbar and the remote control. For example, you can buy a Wireless HDMI Receiver (Wireless RCA to RCA Cable). You can use a simple cable and the HDMI port on your TV to create a wireless connection. Or, you can buy the receiver which is built into the soundbar.
- To connect the soundbar to your subwoofer, you need to use a single HDMI cable from your TV to the soundbar. You do not need to use any extra cables or ports on your TV or soundbar to achieve this.
- Now you can turn on the TV and select the HDMI input. If you do not have multiple inputs, then you will be able to see only the TV’s HDMI input.
- Once you are connected to the TV’s HDMI input, select your soundbar’s HDMI input. If your soundbar has more than one HDMI input, then you may need to choose the HDMI input with the input number
- If you use the remote control for your TV, then all you need to do is select your soundbar’s HDMI input from the remote control. In other words, you do not need to use your soundbar’s remote control.
- If you do not have a remote control for your TV, then connect your TV to the soundbar using the HDMI cable and then select your soundbar’s HDMI input from the TV remote control.
How to Connect Samsung Subwoofer to Soundbar without Remote?
If your Samsung subwoofer does not have a remote then use the following steps for connectivity.
- Connect your Subwoofer to the Soundbar using the RCA cables provided. The left and right channels are wired to the speaker on the right and left sides of the subwoofer, respectively.
- Connect the left and right speaker wires to the terminals marked L and R on the Subwoofer cable. The terminal marked R also connects to the right channel of the Soundbar. The terminals marked L and R also connect to the left and right channels of the Soundbar, respectively.
- Using the right channel of the Soundbar as an example, connect the left channel of the Soundbar to the terminal marked L on the Subwoofer cable, then connect the right channel of the Soundbar to the terminal marked R on the Subwoofer cable.
- Connect the Soundbar to the Subwoofer using the RCA cables provided. The left and right channels are wired to the speaker on the right and left sides of the subwoofer, respectively.
How to Connect LG Subwoofer to Soundbar?
Following are the steps that you should use to connect the LG subwoofer to the soundbar.
- Connect the red wire from the back of the remote control to the AV input on your soundbar. Connect the yellow wire to the subwoofer input on the soundbar. Connect the black wire to the yellow jack on the subwoofer. Now plug your subwoofer into your soundbar.
- The AV input will be your television. You can use this as your main display screen by turning it off or you can use this as a secondary screen when you are using a laptop or tablet. The subwoofer can now be used without using the remote control for the TV.
- Connect the red wire from the back of the remote control to the AV input on your soundbar. Connect the yellow wire to the subwoofer output on the soundbar. Connect the black wire to the yellow jack on the subwoofer. Now plug your subwoofer into your soundbar.
- Now that both the soundbar and subwoofer are connected, you can adjust the volume on either the soundbar or the subwoofer. The volume adjustments will affect the other device. But they can be adjusted independently. This means that you can adjust the volume on the subwoofer while keeping the volume on the soundbar at a minimum.
- In this setup, we use the TV as the main screen and the soundbar as a secondary display screen. When you are using the soundbar as a display screen, you can also use it as a secondary screen for when you use a laptop or tablet.
Wrapping It All Up!!!
In conclusion, it’s not that difficult to connect these two things but to be honest, the instructions online aren’t very clear.
If you’re thinking about buying either one, I suggest you go ahead and do so and then come back here to see if you need to adjust the setup.