I don't get what you mean... I can hook it to the TV with a HDMI cable or a fiber optic optical cable. But what is the HDMI input on the soundbar for?The soundbar only has one hdmi connection, so the ONLY way to use it is with ARC and components connected to the TV.
I'm finding that out...lol. Actually I shouldn't say that because I think I might be getting things figured out. Instead of just leaving settings alone, I'm finding that sometimes I'll have to do some fine-tuning depending on what I'm watching because as I said, my sound was actually pretty good on dolby digital .Bill, this simply tends to cause problems. If you only use the TV and internal apps, you're fine, but add anything else and it gets prickly. Add that the TV and soundbar are the same brand and it might even be worse, since they will try to "automate" everything.