Hi. I have a soundbar (Q Acoustics M4) connected by optical cable to the tv (Sony Bravia KDL-46EX500). I'm using a Roku Ultra. The volume keys on my Roku enhanced remote will only control the tv's volume, never the soundbar's volume. I've gone through the Roku's "Set up remote for TV control" menu, and none of the remote codes make the test music stop playing. I've also gone into the Roku's secret menu and fiddled with the options under "RF Remote Menu," albeit rather cluelessly. No dice. Does anybody have any suggestions?
My soundbar's manual says that it uses the Phillips RC5 protocol so as to allow programmable remotes to control it. Is there any way to manually program the volume keys on my Roku remote? Any/all suggestions are welcome! Thanks.
Can I use my Roku enhanced remote to control other devices?
Your Roku enhanced remote is designed to control volume and power for your TV. It cannot directly control other devices connected to your TV, such as an audio/video receiver (AVR) or soundbar.
As for universal, I have been using lately the One for All urc7935 streamer remote, it can control tv, streamer and sound bar using one device. its IR only, backlit remote. it goes $25 on line, but there are three ebay sellers with bunch of open box models for $10 and under with free shipping.