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Old 20-09-2019, 04:32 PM   #1
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[Help] Soundbar Set-up for Single Monitor + Multi-device usage.

Not sure if this is the right place.

Basically I want my soundbar to work for all my devices which are currently on the following setup.

Is there anyway i can make my soundbar work, or i die die have to change my monitor to a TV =.=


*** Existing Setup ***

A - Devices
1 - Laptop
2 - PS4
3 - Nintendo Switch

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B - HDMI Switcher 4x1
https://www.iogear.com/product/GHDSW4K4/

Above devices into HDMI Input
Output HDMI to Monitor

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C - Asus Monitor
https://www.asus.com/sg/Monitors/MX279H/

This monitor has inbuilt speakers, with the following slots:
2 HDMI
1 VGA
1 Headphone Jack
1 PC Audio In


*** SoundBar Sony HT-S200F ***
https://www.sony.com.sg/electronics/sound-bars/ht-s200f

The soundbar can only be connected via the following:
HDMI ARC
USB Type A
Optical-audio Input
BlueTooth

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Old 20-09-2019, 05:13 PM   #2
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The Sony sound bar works with TV, HDMI ARC is only found on TV but not monitor.
Change to a TV, better quality and reliable switching than using HDMI switcher.
If budget doesn't allow than upgrade the soundbar to either Creative Katana or Logitech Z906.
But Switch wise you need the BT dongle to connect.
TV is still best upgrade option for you.
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Old 20-09-2019, 05:41 PM   #3
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The Sony sound bar works with TV, HDMI ARC is only found on TV but not monitor.
Change to a TV, better quality and reliable switching than using HDMI switcher.
If budget doesn't allow than upgrade the soundbar to either Creative Katana or Logitech Z906.
But Switch wise you need the BT dongle to connect.
TV is still best upgrade option for you.
By BT, do you mean a BT Transmitter with 3.5mm plugged to my monitor, and received via soundbar's BT connection ?


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Old 20-09-2019, 05:46 PM   #4
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Old 20-09-2019, 11:53 PM   #5
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By BT, do you mean a BT Transmitter with 3.5mm plugged to my monitor, and received via soundbar's BT connection ?


Thanks for the reply !
I suggest BT for Nintendo switch since it doesn't have any audio output like 3.5mm.
I will not recommend what you share as BT audio quality isn't that good as compared with cables.
For best sound quality, best not to route through monitor but unless TV than no issue. (Cable connection not BT)
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Old 23-09-2019, 04:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response !

Abit silly question, but aside from upgrading to TV and using the HDMI Arc, can i get a Monitor that support Optical Audio ?

Most importantly the this can work, cause TV are like 32 inch, abit too big
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Old 23-09-2019, 05:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for the response !

Abit silly question, but aside from upgrading to TV and using the HDMI Arc, can i get a Monitor that support Optical Audio ?

Most importantly the this can work, cause TV are like 32 inch, abit too big
Most PC monitor only have 3.5mm output but no optical output.
There are smaller TV above 24" selling at NTUC, Giant and etc.
You can check them out as well as not to mention it is cheap.
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Old 23-09-2019, 06:08 PM   #8
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This soundbar is designed for tv use. So no easy way to connect to monitor. For a tv soundbar itís good , with hdmi arc and Low price for 2.1 Sony.

Also think about how far you are going to sit from the tv/monitor. Monitors are designed for near field viewing . tv abit further.
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