Do I need a digital to analog converter to use a sound bar with an HDTV?

Harvey from Pahrump, NV

Episode 1403 (33:01)

J-Tech Digital Digital to Analog Audio Converter

Harvey wants to get a sound bar for his TV so that dialog will be easier to hear, but his TV doesn't have any analog output. Leo says that since HDTVs are all digital now, there's not much of a reason for manufacturers to put a digital to analog converter inside. The good news is that most sound bars have digital inputs. Harvey already got a J-Tech Digital to Analog Converter. Leo says he could use the output from that into a sound bar, but he'll run the risk of having lip sync issues because the conversion may cause a bit of a delay.