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Will this sound bar work well with a 50 inch HDTV? Or what size sound bar should I purchase for best sound? Jan 22, 2014
This sound works great with my 60 inch. My tile floor rumbles. Also I'm hard of hearing and having this sound bar makes words and sound clearer for me.
If you have a TV with HDMI ports, but not ARC, is there a reason you would run the HDMI through the soundbar first? Oct 30, 2013
I believe there would be no advantage to hooking up your sound bar to the TV if your TV does not have and ARC HDMI. Here's what HDguru says about ARC HDMI: "Audio Return Channel is a feature built into the latest versions of HDMI (1.4, and presumably future versions). In its most basic description, ARC sends audio from the TV back down the HDMI cable to something like a soundbar, home theater in a box, and even a few A/V receivers. Previously, this two-way data transfer only carried handshake info, to tell the source things like "yep, I'm a TV" and "nope, I'm not stealing your content," or CEC control data. CEC, or Consumer Electronics Control, let you control multiple devices with one remote... in theory and as long as they were connected with HDMI and had the CEC feature. This never worked in reality as well as it did on paper, with cross-brand compatibility being hit or miss. ARC uses aspects of CEC, letting you adjust the volume on a soundbar, for example, with the TV remote. In most ARC products, the soundbar and TV essentially act as one device, with just a single button push to power them both on (no programming required). The basic ARC functionality, sending audio out of the TV, varies in potential and implementation. On one level, it can send audio from internal TV sources (like the HDTV tuner, or built-in web streaming apps). On another level, it can send out the audio from other HDMI sources (presumably to a soundbar). In this instance, your TV becomes the central hub, with all sources plugged into it. This would be the natural way most people, at least those without receivers or HDMI-switching soundbars, would have their systems set up anyway. Adding a soundbar would require no further setup than one new HDMI cable. The TV switches all the sources, and the audio for each one (BD player, cable box, etc), would get sent to a soundbar or HTIB."
We'd like to hear dialogue in movies more clearly. We're not looking for a booming bass sound. What sound bar should we purchase? Dec 16, 2013
I was really impressed by the improvement in dialogue clarity with this thing, even with regular tv shows. It has a nice 'night' mode specifically meant for hearing clear dialogue while keeping harsh sound effects muffled. Like how you'd want to enjoy a movie without waking up the kids.
I only have DishSat w/ DVR and a Sony LCD only. No A/V or amp. Will this be work and be fully utilized with only this set up? Dec 7, 2013
Connect the DVR's HDMI Out to the sound bar's HDMI In, and connect the sound bar's HDMI Out to the TV's HDMI In -- fully utilized.
Has anybody experienced no sound after hooking it up correctly, the remote is working and you can turn the volume up, but still no sound Dec 11, 2014
I found out there's a menu on the sound bar with the remote to program the feed between the sound bar and the television, like if you use the fiber optic cord or hdmi cord, hope that helps.
Does this unit have a standard HDMI connection, or do I have to worry about buying some other size? Dec 22, 2013
My earlier response is not exactly correct. The size is standard but the HDMI cable needs to be high speed. The manual states, "--- 1080p, deep colors or 3D images may not display properly with a standard cable". Sorry!
Perhaps someone knows whether this subwoofer is down firing or not? Do you have to sit directly in front of the unit to here the "good" sound? Dec 24, 2013
I don t know if its down firing but you can definitely hear the bass very good no matter what position you re in.
I don't have an ipod so I can't test it, but since it is a Bluetooth connection it should play any music you ipod plays. The sound bar is only broadcasting the signal from the ipod not processing any of the content.