How to Connect a Majority Bowfell Soundbar to Your TV

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Struggling with weak audio from your new TV’s puny built-in speakers?

A Majority Bowfell soundbar can drastically improve your home theater sound, but how do you actually connect it?

Attaching a Majority Bowfell soundbar to your television is a straightforward process of linking the devices through HDMI, Optical or RCA ports, configuring audio output settings accordingly, and selecting the active input mode to complete integration.

Let’s dive into step-by-step instructions for securely connecting and syncing these A/V components for a serious audio upgrade.

Connecting a Majority Bowfell Soundbar to Your TV

Use an HDMI cable to connect the soundbar’s HDMI ARC port to the TV’s HDMI port.

If no HDMI, use an optical cable between the soundbar’s optical output and the TV’s optical input.

If no optical, use stereo RCA cables from the soundbar’s RCA outputs to the TV’s RCA inputs.

Check What Inputs Your Television Has Available  

It is important to first check what types of audio inputs your television has available.  

Most modern televisions have several options for connecting a soundbar or other external speakers.  

The most common audio connection inputs found on TVs include HDMI ports, optical/SPDIF ports, RCA ports, and sometimes even Bluetooth connectivity.  

You should locate the available ports on the back or side of your television, and make note of which audio input options are present.  

This will determine how you can go about connecting a Majority Bowfell soundbar system to your TV.

Check the Outputs and Connections on the Soundbar

After identifying the inputs on your television that you can use to connect audio devices, you should then examine the Majority Bowfell soundbar itself to determine its audio outputs and port types.  

As previously mentioned, soundbars commonly have either HDMI, optical/SPDIF, RCA or analog auxiliary ports to allow home theater connections.  

You will want to match up the available inputs from your TV with the compatible audio outputs that are present on your Majority Bowfell model.

For example, if your TV has an optical output but does not have HDMI ports, then you should check for an optical input on the back of your Majority Bowfell soundbar.  

Take note of all the output options built into the soundbar system before moving forward, as you will need to utilize the correct output port during the connection process.  

Some common soundbar audio outputs include HDMI ARC/eARC, Optical Toslink, Analog RCA, and Auxiliary Stereo.  

Determine what soundbar ports align with the inputs you identified on the TV earlier based on these types of wired audio connection options.

Connect Using HDMI Cable

If your television has an open HDMI port and your Majority Bowfell soundbar also has HDMI connectivity, then using an HDMI cable is the ideal option to connect the two devices.  

Connect one end of a certified Premium High Speed HDMI cable into the HDMI ARC or eARC port on the Majority Bowfell soundbar system.  

Then connect the other end of the HDMI wire into any open HDMI input port available on your television itself.

When properly inserted on both ends, this will create a digital audio and video connection between the Majority Bowfell and the TV.  

Make sure the cable is securely inserted into the ports on both the soundbar side and television side.

Once the HDMI cable is properly connected from the soundbar HDMI output to the television’s HDMI input, you have a high quality audio/video connection established.  

This connection option is optimal since HDMI cables transmit uncompressed digital multi-channel signals.

Connect Using Optical/Toslink Cable

If an HDMI port connection between devices is not possible in your configuration, then the next best wired option is to use an optical audio cable from the Majority Bowfell’s optical output into the optical input port of your TV.  

Optical cables are also referred to as Toslink cables, so you may see the soundbar optical output labeled as “Optical” or “Toslink”.  

This is the same interface type, using a fiber optic digital audio signal.

To connect using optical, firmly insert one end of the optical wire into the Optical or Toslink output port located on your Majority Bowfell soundbar itself.  

It may be labeled “Optical Out” specifically.

Then take the other end of the cable and securely connect it into the optical input port of your television.  

These may be labeled something like “Optical In” or “Optical Audio In”.

Again ensure both ends are properly inserted all the way into the soundbar and TV optical ports so the connection is correctly established.  

The optical cable will then carry multichannel surround sound from the Majority Bowfell to your TV’s speakers.

Connect Using RCA Cable

If your television lacks any HDMI inputs or optical audio ports, another fallback option is to use an analog RCA stereo audio cable to link the Majority Bowfell soundbar to your TV.  

You will need to locate the red and white RCA output ports on the rear of the soundbar, as well as your television’s corresponding RCA input jacks, often colored red for right audio and white for left audio.  

Connect the red RCA plug on one end of the stereo cable to the matching red RCA port on the soundbar output side, then connect the white plug to the white port.

Next, on your television, insert the opposite red RCA jack into the matching red analog audio input port, and insert the white RCA plug into the white input on your TV panel.  

Ensure the loose RCA connectors are securely fastened into the appropriate input and output jacks on both the soundbar rear and television rear or side panel.  

This creates a basic analog stereo connection that will deliver the Majority Bowfell’s sound to your TV’s built-in speakers.

While not as advanced as HDMI or Optical connectivity, the RCA cable option effectively links the devices.

Change TV Audio Settings   

Upon establishing a wired connection method between your Majority Bowfell soundbar and television set using either HDMI, Optical, or RCA cabling solutions examined, you will then need to configure your TV’s internal audio settings menu to recognize that external soundbar as the audio output source rather than the default TV speakers.  

Navigating to your TV’s Settings, you will need to locate options such as “Audio Outputs”, “Speaker Settings”, “Sound Outputs” or similar variations depending on TV models.

Within this Audio Settings menu, there will typically be configuration options to select which speakers the TV routes sound to play through.  

Rather than the default setting of utilizing the integrated TV speakers for audio playback, you will need to change this to whichever input port or interface you used to connect the Majority Bowfell soundbar, such as HDMI ARC, Optical, RCA, etc.  

Essentially you are telling the TV software to transmit its audio signals to the soundbar’s input connection for audio handling rather than relying on internal lower-quality TV speakers.  

Simply select the correct input option that matches how your Majority Bowfell is interfaced, often listed by port labeling like “HDMI ARC” or “Optical”.  

Then those audio signals will redirect to your connected soundbar rather than the native TV audio speakers.

Change Soundbar Input Mode

The final step when integrating your Majority Bowfell soundbar system with a TV is to configure the soundbar itself to ensure its internal input mode is set to use the appropriate port that is connected to the television.  

There are typically buttons directly on the soundbar, or buttons on the included remote control, that allow you to cycle through which input mode is currently active to receive incoming audio signals from a paired device like your TV.   

You will need to toggle this input mode setting to match the output connection from your television – whether that is HDMI ARC, optical, RCA, etc.  

If for example you used an optical audio cable to connect into your soundbar’s Optical input port, you would press the Input button on the Majority Bowfell soundbar or remote until the interface cycles to the matching “Optical” setting.   

This allows the soundbar to receive and process the optical digital audio signals from the paired TV effectively.

Ensure the illuminated interface on the front of the soundbar matches and aligns with the actual connection wired to your television.  

Your Majority Bowfell is then fully configured and ready to output enhanced audio.

Conclusion

In summary, connecting your Majority Bowfell soundbar to a TV can be achieved through HDMI, Optical, or RCA cabling solutions depending on the ports available.

After establishing the wired connection, ensure to configure both devices to route audio signals properly between them for optimal sound performance.

With the proper setup, you’ll enjoy your favorite movies, music and more with enhanced audio quality.

Dominic

Dominic is the chief editor of the Burton Acoustix blog which writes about acoustics and soundproofing to help readers with their queries and questions they might have with regard to improving any sound or noise issues that they faced in their life.