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can someone help with roku streambar question

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i have a roku smart tv and want a sounbar. will the roku streambar be ok as it has better features, or just go with a regular sounbar?

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renojim
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I guess it depends on what you mean by "ok".  It will work fine, but it's a little redundant since you'll have a Roku built into the TV and another built into the Streambar.  It can get a little confusing because you'll have two Home Screens - if you switch to the Streambar's input you'll see its Home Screen and then if you press Home on the TV's remote you'll see the TV's Home Screen.  You also have to juggle two remotes since the Streambar's remote will control volume, but the TV's remote will be necessary to switch between different inputs.  If you only ever use a Roku for everything you can just set up the TV to always power on to the Streambar's input and then use the Streambar for everything.  You can also just use the Streambar as a regular soundbar and never use its Roku features, but you'll have to use its remote for volume/mute.

@Tivoburkeecan correct me if I'm wrong about needing both remotes.

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renojim
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Re: can someone help with roku streambar question

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I guess it depends on what you mean by "ok".  It will work fine, but it's a little redundant since you'll have a Roku built into the TV and another built into the Streambar.  It can get a little confusing because you'll have two Home Screens - if you switch to the Streambar's input you'll see its Home Screen and then if you press Home on the TV's remote you'll see the TV's Home Screen.  You also have to juggle two remotes since the Streambar's remote will control volume, but the TV's remote will be necessary to switch between different inputs.  If you only ever use a Roku for everything you can just set up the TV to always power on to the Streambar's input and then use the Streambar for everything.  You can also just use the Streambar as a regular soundbar and never use its Roku features, but you'll have to use its remote for volume/mute.

@Tivoburkeecan correct me if I'm wrong about needing both remotes.

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go with the roku streambar pro and two rear speakers, two front if your room will support 4 speakers.

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