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Panasonic Viera TV missing audio output connection for a Playbar

  • 21 June 2017
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I'm trying to set up the Playbar with a Panasonic Viera TH-37PX70B but can't get the Playbar cable to connect. Can anyone recommend a way around this (other than buying a brand new tv with the digital audio out port)?

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Are you sure it has no form of digital audio out? If it has digital coaxial out you should be able to find a converter cable. If it only has analogue RCA audio out then i believe Flexson have an RCA analogue to digital optical converter marketed specifically for the Playbar
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Hi John. Yes, there is a digital audio out but the problem is that the Playbar's optical cable doesn't fit into the port. The Panasonic TV port is not the D shape needed by the Playbar. This the relevant page in the manual for my type of TV. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/652321/Panasonic-Viera-Th-37px70b.html?page=22#manual
Any idea what kind of converter cable would work with this?
Are you sure about the optical output? I had the 42" version and pretty sure it was just analogue out but may be wrong?
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The manual you linked to clearly shows there is NO optical audio cable out (only RCA).
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Belly M, Stuart W - thank you both for pointing this out. Is there a work around to allow me to connect the Playbar?
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You can buy RCA to SPDIF converters. Google should get you there.
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You can buy RCA to SPDIF converters. Google should get you there. Thank you, Stuart.
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You can buy RCA to SPDIF converters. Google should get you there. Would this be suitable?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Analogue-Digital-Converter-TOSlink/dp/B009K55TJI
Looks about right to me, yes.