Samsung HW-Q950T with a Panasonic GZ950


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So been saving up and spent my trusty pennies on the Samsung Samsung HW-Q950T (£629 from John Lewis!) and connected it as follows:

HDMI 2 (ARC) to Soundbar HDMI (ARC)
HDMI 1 from soundbar to Virgin Media

The TV ARC from the soundbar works perfectly when watching via a Firestick which is in HDMI 4 but if i turn off the Fire Stick, the Soundbar does not have any sound via TV ARC when watching Virgin Media.
So the only way to watch is to switch the Soundbar to HDMI1...not a problem for me, but definitely an issue for the wife and kids. - Essentially it's not autoswitching.

I did amend the set up as follows:
HDMI 2 (ARC) to Soundbar HDMI (ARC)
HDMI 3 from TV to Virgin Media

Now suddenly TV ARC does exhibit sound on the TV via the soundbar and when the soundbar is turned off I still get the TV signal with no visible issues.
However it appears the speaking is out of synch.

Anyone got any ideas? Brought what I thought was a kick ass TV and Soundbar and just experiencing frustration.
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