Is it possible to use the Roku Streambar for music apps while having the television turned off? The television is a Sony Bravia that does have the ARC functionality. Or do I need to connect the optical connection between the television and the streambar?
Thank you for your response however it did come a little bit too late. That's okay. BUT I just want you to know in my set up with a Sony TV, I have been able to turn the tv off and still listen to music through the streambar. I have the streambar connected using both HDMI and optical. I do have to use my cable box remote or the tv remote to turn off the tv screen. And I may not be getting all the functionality I should but I am achieving my main objective. Also I am able to listen to CD's (I know, what is a CD?) through my DVD player into the tv and to the streambar.