Question Help with getting a soundbar to turn on when my TV does please.

Exalted Mando

Novice Member
Hi there,

I'm new to the forum, I've joined hoping someone can help with an issue I have. My setup is a Samsung Series 8 43" Smart TV (UE43TU8507U) and I have a Sony HT-SF200 sounder connected via HDMi ARC. After following the set up guide, my TV smart remote will control the volume on the soundbar, and when I turn the TV off, the soundbar also switches off.

My issue is that when I turn the TV on, the soundbar stays off. Now it's no big deal to press the on button before I sit down, but I'd like it to all to turn on and off from the one remote if possible.

It seems that it is as I have the exact same TV connected to my xbox in another room, and when that turns on and off, so does the xbox.


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