Hi, longtime no post, glad to see this forum thriving. My sister decided she wants a soundbar for her Samsung TV. I said no problem, but it quickly turned into a science project. We purchased a 2.1 Vizio Soundbar w/sub-woofer online @ Walmart for a great price but I did not do enough research, the 2.1 Vizio soundbar does not come with ARC (the 5.1 does). She would like to adjust the volume with the TV or Roku remote. So, I canceled the 2.1 Vizio & then got lost in the browser weeds trying to find one ARC capable. TV = Samsung Model: UN60H7100 Here's what we want: 1) a decent system, does not have to be Samsung. Looks like the higher wattage systems have better acoustics. I think we should be able to get her into a good soundbar + sub-woofer for =< $250. 2) 2.1 or 3.1 sound system (5.1 is too much). I was leaning towards 3.1 until I discovered some TV's apparently downgrade the audio from 5.1 to 2.1 using the ARC HDMI. How can I make sure this TV is not one of those? 3) Believe we will be hard-wiring the sub-woofer. My research (retailer reviews) lead me to believe Bluetooth attached speakers are still too problematic. Unless someone thinks Samsung's TV SoundConnect is so awesome we should us it. I'm assuming if the soundbar is attached via HDMI (ARC) & the sub-woofer is TV Sound Connect(BT) that the TV remote will still control the volume for both... If it means spending gobs more money just to have Samsung TV SoundConnect I don't think we're interested. She doesn't mind the wires traveling a few feet down to the soundbar/sub-woofer. So, basically the best system we can get for the above price, all wired that will allow us to control the volume with either the TV or Roku remote. The Roku does already control the volume on the TV. I see soundbars with the sub built into, that does not interest us. We want a separate sub. Thank you for assistance. Edit: it occurs to me that this could be accomplished with digital optical (toslink) cable as well & forgo the need for HDMI (ARC). Toslink won't deliver the quality an HDMI cable tho, correct?