Listen, there are thousands of folks that are having this same issue. It should not, and, is not, how it is connected. As advertised, AnyNet should communicate the commands to the TV / Soundbar / DVD, etc... Most of us have tried HDMI vs D In, without success. In my case, I can either use HDMI, and turn off the soundbar with the TV, but, not back on, or, switch to optical, and have it turn on with the TV, but, not off. And, with the D In, I no longer have AnyNet!. Listen, We are the consumers here, who buy products that are of good quality, and have features that we like. If these features do not work as advertised, then, the manufacture should recall them, or at least provide a valid fix. I personally spent over $4000.00 on all of my Samsung TV equipment, and I was told that it all would work together. The TV and the 3D DVD do work fine, and, the DVD will turn off or on via AnyNet. It seems the problem is only the soundbar. Please work on this issue, or, drop the units from retail until you do.