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Old 19-02-2013, 19:02
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Bit of a weird thing, obviously the exception to the rule
Sony not got one then ??
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Old 19-02-2013, 19:29
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Sony not got one then ??
Not as I've noticed (I'll have to go and look!), and I've not seen any others that have - the most recent been a Philips one last Saturday (where we changed the wall mounted TV from a 52 inch to a 55 inch).

Presumably then they have started adding them for the ARC facility? - because there's no use for HDMI on it otherwise
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Old 19-02-2013, 19:37
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Not as I've noticed (I'll have to go and look!), and I've not seen any others that have - the most recent been a Philips one last Saturday (where we changed the wall mounted TV from a 52 inch to a 55 inch).

Presumably then they have started adding them for the ARC facility? - because there's no use for HDMI on it otherwise
think its brilliant , just make a lot of kit obsolete !!

whens Sky going to upgrade their HDMI ports ?
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Old 19-02-2013, 21:22
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Why would a soundbar have an HDMI socket on it?.

They generally have optical in, and two phono's in.
My Yamaha soundbar has 2 HDMI in plus HDMI out as well as 2 optical and coaxial in. You treat it just as you would an amp with separate speakers.

I use CEC to control the volume of the soundbar via the HDMI out.
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:27
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whens Sky going to upgrade their HDMI ports ?
And Freesat, and Freeview - pretty well most items don't support CEC.

I wonder of you have to pay a licensing fee to Sony/Panasonic to use it?.
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Old 20-02-2013, 12:04
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Why would a soundbar have an HDMI socket on it?.

They generally have optical in, and two phono's in.
My Panasonic sound-bar has HDMI in & out, and it links directly to the Panasonic TV's audio controls. If the sound bar is switched off audio is routed through the TV speakers and when adjusting the volume the on-screen volume display label shows 'TV Volume'. Switch the SB on and the label changes to 'Home Cinema Volume'. The SB also toggles the LED on it from green to orange for TV / DVD viewing.

In answer to the OP though, the TV remote control adjusts the SB volume as the signal for it is sent from the TV. This is for Panasonic kit though linked through HDMI-CEC, which Panny refer to as Viera Link..
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:32
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Hi i have just bought a Konig Sound bar but it will not play through my Samsung TV, no sound at all.
I have tried connecting to my Sky box and it producers sound, however there is a delay on the sound and there fore it is out of sync with my TV.
there are no other connectors other than the red/white pin sockets on the bar, i have also tried adjusting the sound delay on my TV settings and Sky box but it is still out of sync.
Help please!?
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:48
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What sound outputs does the TV have?
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:58
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it as component audio L and R and AV audio L and R (both red and white pin sockets)
also a digital optical socket but there is nothing to connect this to to the sound bar.
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:09
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The audio sockets associated with the Component sockets will be input, not output and I suspect what you call AV is actually the Composite input. Perhaps it would be safer if you told us the model number of the TV.

TBH I wonder why you went for a Soundbar that did not have an optical audio input?
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:13
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Model number LE40C750R2K.
I am just baffled as to why sound comes out when connected to the sky box but not the TV.
I have also tried my TV upstairs... nothing.
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:14
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The audio sockets associated with the Component sockets will be input, not output and I suspect what you call AV is actually the Composite input. Perhaps it would be safer if you told us the model number of the TV.

TBH I wonder why you went for a Soundbar that did not have an optical audio input?
Ha so do i now, it was cheap and the reviews indicated no issues....
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:16
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The specs confirmy my suspicion. However all is not lost. You should be able to audio out from the (second) SCART socket using a suitable converter lead or adaptor commonly available from the likes of Maplin. For example

http://www.maplin.co.uk/scart-to-pho...sadapter-13372
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:23
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ha thanks, by coincidence i have just ordered one of these for another reason so i will try it first!!
Thanks
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Old 08-04-2013, 00:18
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Soundbars are my favorite type of home cinema speaker system due to their low profile design types in comparsion to lots of seperate little speakers!
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