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Hi, I am considering purchasing a Panasonic Soundbar but wondered

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Hi, I am considering purchasing a Panasonic Soundbar but wondered if it will be compatible with my Samsung 42" HD Television.

Can you help?


Hello, my name isXXXXX be happy to assist you.
Please allow me to ask you a few questions to diagnose the problem.

- Can you please get me the model number written on back of Samsung TV?

This info will help to assist you for soundbar.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Shahid

The model number is XXXXX


Panasonic Soundbar ref is Panasonic SCHTB20EBK Soundbar with Wired Subwoofer.



Thanks Grahame for mode info.

Please give me 15 minutes to study both units specifications and get back to you with answer.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank You.
Hi Grahame,

Can you please check at back of TV for following ports as related manuals of TV doesn't help for these info..

Optical/ Digital Output port
HDMI (ARC) port

OR if you could provide me picture of terminals at back of TV as shown in following sample image so I can view all those terminals...


Customer: replied 3 years ago.



Hope the attached is of help - not so sure there is optical on the tv after all....... your help is appreciated. Thank you.






I can't pull both pictures as link seems broken, can you please upload both files at following free photo sharing site and post the URL here so I can view it?


Customer: replied 3 years ago.



Having trouble uploading:


Rear provides the following: HDMI In of 2 and 1 (DVD1) Inputs

USB Input

Headphone and Service Inputs


Ant In


Ext (RGB) Input


Does this help?

TV specification shows it has 'Optical Audio output' terminal to connect it to external sound system.

The links you posted for pictures are like http://file///C:/Users/Grahame/Downloads/20140519_135349.jpg and I can't access directly to your C Drive from here.
Following is another file sharing site, just drag and drop the picture file on that site page to start uploading then copy the URL and paste it here..

Please try above link that should work.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hope this works for you?



Thank you Grahame for excellent pictures that helped a lot.

Do you see any input ports on side panel of TV?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.



No, have double checked and all we have is what we see?


Sorry to be a pain!




In fact I'm thankful to you for helping me with those pictures.
Now your TV has only one option to connect with soundbar, it is Headphone jack but SC-HTB20 soundbar doesn't have analog audio input so this particular soundbar will not work with this TV.

Alternately, there is Samsung soundbar, HW-F751 that does have analog audio input and can be connected to this TV through headphone jack with 3.5mm audio cable that usually used for connection between laptop and speaker set, please check following link to view Samsung soundbar..

OR you may please select any other brand soundbar that should have analog audio input to connect to this TV.
Once again, thank you for sharing beautiful pictures of back of TV.

I trust my input will help you out. Please feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.
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