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crocodile
Level 7

Cable audio works with Soundbar Pro?

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I was ready to pre-order the new Soundbar Pro until a rather major issue occurred to me. When I am watching a show thru my cable TV feed, will the sound come thru the Soundbar Pro or thru my TV speakers? Not sure if it makes a difference, but my TV has 2 HDMI-ARC ports.

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Tivoburkee
Level 21

Re: Cable audio works with Soundbar Pro?

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If the tv has ARC inputs then the sound from other devices connected to your tv should be heard through the streambar pro. The streambar pro replaces your tv speakers. 

Edmund

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Tivoburkee
Level 21

Re: Cable audio works with Soundbar Pro?

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Thats not what they meant, its just like having any two roku models next to one another, they can't be linked together, ether by hard wire or wifi. But they both can be connected to the same tv and work fine. Being Roku audio device like wireless speakers and subwoofer, none of these can be used directly with Roku streamers like ultra or stick+. The audio devices only connect to Roku tv, Roku Soundbar, Streambar, and now the Streambar Pro. No other Roku models. 

So will a streamer like the Ultra connected to tv, have its audio come through a streambar pro connected to the same tv via Arc input, the answer is YES.

Edmund

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Tivoburkee
Level 21

Re: Cable audio works with Soundbar Pro?

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If the tv has ARC inputs then the sound from other devices connected to your tv should be heard through the streambar pro. The streambar pro replaces your tv speakers. 

Edmund

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olegos
Level 8

Re: Cable audio works with Soundbar Pro?

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I don't understand why they say "Does not work with Roku streaming players" in the Streambar's specs. Seems that if a streaming player is connected to one HDMI input, and Streambar is on another HDMI port with ARC (or connected with the optical audio cable), the TV should send the audio to the Streambar, same as with any other input.

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Tivoburkee
Level 21

Re: Cable audio works with Soundbar Pro?

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Thats not what they meant, its just like having any two roku models next to one another, they can't be linked together, ether by hard wire or wifi. But they both can be connected to the same tv and work fine. Being Roku audio device like wireless speakers and subwoofer, none of these can be used directly with Roku streamers like ultra or stick+. The audio devices only connect to Roku tv, Roku Soundbar, Streambar, and now the Streambar Pro. No other Roku models. 

So will a streamer like the Ultra connected to tv, have its audio come through a streambar pro connected to the same tv via Arc input, the answer is YES.

Edmund

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olegos
Level 8

Re: Cable audio works with Soundbar Pro?

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By the same logic the sound bar is not compatible with cable box or DVD player or game console. It's just not helpful to say that.

That would be like Samsung TV specifying that it's not compatible with a Samsung refrigerator.

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