Advice needed: Samsung, Sky, Hue Sync set up


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Apr 15, 2022
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Okehampton, England
I'm in need of some advice please re setting up some lights for complete home cinema experience.
My current set up is:
TV - Samsung QE75QN800A (with One Connect box)
Soundbar - Samsung Q600A (connected via eARC)
Panasonic bluray DP-UB820EB
Sky Q

Also have Alexa so able to use voice commands

I'm adding some lights into the mix with Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync box (yes, have a Bridge) + Play Gradient Lightstrip (poss. other lights later).

I've looked online and there is various advice re connections i.e.
a) connect everything to the Sync box and then Sync box to the TV OR
b) leave soundbar connected to the TV, connect remaining items (bluray and Sky) to the Sync box, then connect Sync box to the TV OR
c) plug everything into the Sync box, plug Sync box into the soundbar input then plug HDMI Arc from soundbar into HDMI Arc on TV.

When using TV I will not always want to use the light system but I will always want Sky Q and soundbar connected so don't want to be swapping or making things on/off all time.

Any advice how best to connect the Sync box into the mix would be appreciated.

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