Does You Sound Bar Really Need Multiple Inputs

lgans316

Distinguished Member
I think staying informed is always key. But when I read "never" do sometihng when it comes to things like electronics these day, I quickly dismiss that point of view, Things are simply to complicated and in flux to be so strident.
You asked for an opinion. We gave it. Down to you mate to take it or ignore it.
 

dave77

Well-known Member
I guess one advantage of plugging into the TV is that you can have different picture settings per input. IMO all soundbars should have at least 1 HDMI input though, even with eARC. I'm in the market to buy a soundbar for my projector at the moment, I was hoping the Sonos Arc would be suitable prior to its announcement but it's useless to me as it has no inputs (WHY?!) and my projector is only ARC.
 

JCAZ

Standard Member
I guess one advantage of plugging into the TV is that you can have different picture settings per input. IMO all soundbars should have at least 1 HDMI input though, even with eARC. I'm in the market to buy a soundbar for my projector at the moment, I was hoping the Sonos Arc would be suitable prior to its announcement but it's useless to me as it has no inputs (WHY?!) and my projector is only ARC.
I agree, there should be at least one input (eArc) as it gives more options and may solve other issues others have brought up in this thread. So if you are worried about the codec wars, you do have an input that solves that problem, at least in theory. There is just so many changes and different standards fyng around that I am not convinced anyone really knows how different pieces of equipment are really going to perform.
 

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