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Usually, no, but you need to first...
...provide all makes/model numbers so we can verify exactly what your a working with.
Make & Models
Sony Receiver - STRDH750
Samsung TV - UN60H6350
Samsung Soundbar - HWH570
How are the other rooms (speakers?) connected?
More info on that part would be helpful.
And I presume you are merely referring to playing a console game system, such as XBox or PS3/4 ,etc., and send only the audio elsewhere?
Speakers are all wired throughout the house
No gaming console. I just want to be able to play the tv and hear it through the soundbar and receiver and vise versa with the receiver.
What else is there in your system?
Is there a cable or satellite box, or do you receive programming OTA (=over the air)?
Also, are the ceiling speakers part of a 5.1 surround speaker/sub set, or something else? (No additional speaker selector or secondary amplifier?) More details would be helpful to get this right.
Yes, I have a cable box going into the TV.
Speakers are wired independently and brought back to the Sony Receiver. I do have a speaker selector allowing me to turn rooms on and off.
No, the sound bar cannot be used simultaneously
This was never the intention of these devices. Soundbars are primarily intended on improving the built in HDTV sound, and avoiding having to buy a full fledged AV system w/ 5.1 speakers and sub like you already have.
Basically, the technical limitation you are facing is that the HDTV cannot pass through audio from the receiver like you would using a simple 'A/B' speaker selector on an AV receiver.
Aren't there already surround or stereo speakers available in the same room as HDTV & Receiver(?)
Even if the soundbar has an HDMI input, there's still no way to get the simultaneous 'A/B' speaker combination to send sound to it, at least AFAIK. [e.g. speaker selection 'A', going to speaker selector; speaker selection 'B', going to an HDMI output (not possible) ]