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Bought the newest stuff but convenience sucks...?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by dutchman71, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. dutchman71

    dutchman71 Member

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    Experts, so I bought the newest stuff: Samsung SmartTV UN65C8000-LED, Yamaha RX-V671 AV Receiver, and Boston Accoustics Sound Bar but I'm having a lot of trouble with the sound control :(. As input to the AV Receiver I have a Roku (HDMI) and a Logitech Squeezebox (analog audio). The problem I'm having is this: 1. If I use the Roku, the sound comes via HDMI to the TV and then I use an optical audio cable from the TV to the sound bar. This sucks, because whenever I switch from the Squeezebox to the Roku, I have to change the input on the sound bar. Also, I can't regulate the volume of the sound bar with the TV remote because the volume always stays the same...? So I have to bend down and control volume on the sound bar. Also, if I have sound from the TV and sound bar at the same time, there is a slight delay between the two so the sound is not clear. 2. For the Squeezebox setup, I use an analog audio cable from the Yahama AV to the Sound bar. So if I use the Squeezebox, I have to again change the Sound bar input to analog and then I can control the volume from the Sqeezebox. There must be an easier way to control the Soundbar input and volume... I just don't see it... :huh: Any suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Well-Known Member

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    I know nothing about that soundbar, but I do know you're compromising sound quality using one. Can you use normal front speakers instead?
     
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    Jim - thanks for your mail. I could but I just got rid of my speakers because the kids always moved them and they didn't stay at the right place. :D
     
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    Is there some reason you're sending the Roku audio directly to the sound bar? It should go to the receiver, similar to set-up#2.
     
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    Hi, sorry I didn't explain that clearly but it actually goes through the receiver.
     
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    I would use bookshelf speakers, either on a shelf or wall mounted with brackets.
     

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