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Connectiong a Samsung Soundbar & Sony Stereo Receiver

by Gravierb / September 7, 2014 10:26 PM PDT

Is there a way I can connect my Samsung soundbar to my Stereo receiver? Basically I want to be able to play the game on my TV and have it broadcasted into other rooms that are connected via my reciever. Then I want to me able to play the radio on the reciver and be able to have the soundbar add to the existing ceiling speakers I have.

Anyone know if this is possible?

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Clarification Request
Usually, no, but you need to first...
by Pepe7 / September 8, 2014 2:09 AM PDT

...provide all makes/model numbers so we can verify exactly what your a working with.

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Make & Models
by Gravierb / September 8, 2014 5:54 AM PDT

Sony Receiver - STRDH750
Samsung TV - UN60H6350
Samsung Soundbar - HWH570

Thanks again!

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How are the other rooms (speakers?) connected?
by Pepe7 / September 8, 2014 6:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Make & Models

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?

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Speakers are all wired throughout the house
by Gravierb / September 8, 2014 10:38 AM PDT

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.

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What else is there in your system?
by Pepe7 / September 10, 2014 10:35 AM PDT

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.

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System
by Gravierb / September 10, 2014 9:15 PM PDT

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.

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No, the sound bar cannot be used simultaneously
by Pepe7 / September 12, 2014 11:56 AM PDT
In reply to: System

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) ]

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