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SELECT YOUR SOUNDBAR

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TCL TV 2023 Series

Step-by-Step Instructions for Best Experience
(Reference Model: 6 Series)

Select the User Interface below that matches your TV:

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Audio Settings

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HDMI CEC Settings

Note: TV Video Settings are automatic. 

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE:

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NOTE

Connect TV's HDMI ARC to soundbar HDMI 1 ARC with a HDMI-certified High-Speed 2.0 cable (18Gbps) for high quality video and audio. Recommended HDMI Cable >

Select output or Dolby Digital Plus for audio systems supporting Dolby Digital Plus and ARC. If you use ARC and optical audio out, select [Dolby Digital]. (Dolby Digital Plus will be muted over optical audio out.)

 

If your TV has been connected to a sound system previously, perform full reset on your TV to clear the cache >

Play a video with 5.1 surround audio (e.g Stranger Things on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video) before setting up

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NOTE

Connect TV's HDMI eARC to soundbar HDMI 1 eARC with a HDMI-certified High-Speed 2.1 cable (48Gbps) for high quality video and audio. Recommended HDMI Cable >

Select output or Dolby Digital Plus for audio systems supporting Dolby Digital Plus and ARC. If you use ARC and optical audio out, select [Dolby Digital]. (Dolby Digital Plus will be muted over optical audio out.)

 

If your TV has been connected to a sound system previously, perform full reset on your TV to clear the cache >

Play a video with 5.1 surround audio (e.g Stranger Things on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video) before setting up

1. AUDIO SETTINGS

Scroll left and right to see the audio settings for you TV. (Enlarge image by clicking on it)

Sequence:

  1. Settings > Display & Sounds >  Audio

  2. Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Audio Delay > 0

  3. Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Audio Output > ARC

  4. Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Advanced Settings > Balance > 0

  5. Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Advanced Settings > Auto Volume Control > Off

  6. Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Advanced Settings > Digital Audio Out > Pass Through

  7. Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Advanced Settings > DTS DRC > On

  8. Settings > Display & Sounds > Audio > Dolby Atmos > On

1. Settings

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Option 1: Switch the soundbar to TVHDMI 1 input and observe the LED light status at the front of soundbar when playing content (3 LED = Dolby Digital; 2 LED = DTS)

Option 2: Switch the soundbar to OPTICAL input and observe the LED light status at the front of soundbar when playing content (3 LED = Dolby Digital; 2 LED = DTS)

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Press INFO button on soundbar remote control to verify audio format received on soundbar (Dolby/DTS audio for best audio)

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