Roku Smart Soundbar and Bluray Player Compatability
I recently purchased the Roku smart soundbar and we love it. However, since we hooked it up, I get no audio from the blu-ray player that was hooked up directly to the tv via an HDMI cable. Is there a way to connect the blu-ray player to the Roku soundbar so we can get audio again?
I have already tried connecting the soundbar to the blu-ray player and then connecting the player to the tv, and connecting the player to the soundbar with HDMI and connecting the soundbar to the TV with both cables offered (HDMI and Optical).
As you may see, I am not tech savvy, so any help you could provide would be great!
Re: Roku Smart Soundbar and Bluray Player Compatability
You need video and audio to go from the soundbar to the tv, along with audio going from the tv to soundbar for devices attached to the tv like your BlueRay player, you do that by using the hdmi-arc, which allows signals going in both directions. If your tv doesn't have hdmi marked arc, you would need to use a combination regular hdmi and the optical cable. Do NOT use both ARC and optical cable.
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