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Ronman189
Level 7

Roku Sound bar sounds like **bleep**!

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I just installed the new Roku sound bar I purchased and was immediately disappointed.  I've  had a sound bar before, but the main unit wouldn't connect to the woofer, so I quit using it.  Too bad, because it sounded 1000% better than this Roku.  I have it hooked up to my LG TV with a HDMI and an optical cable.  The real  problem is the sound quality.  Everything sounds like it is being broadcast from a bottom of a barrel.  Very hollow sounding.  I've tried to combine it with the sound of my TV, like I did with my last set up, but there is definitely a lag.  I tried to go into setting on the Roku, but couldn't find any combination that actually improved the sound.  I turn the sound bar down to nothing (I assume, as there is no indication from the Roku as to what level the sound is), and use my TV's sound, and it is so much better.  I already had a Roku Ultra hooked to this TV, which worked wonderfully, but I thought I would try and improve the sound.  This was NOT the case with the Roku Sound Bar.  Any ideas?

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DBDukes
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Re: Roku Sound bar sounds like **bleep**!

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@Ronman189 wrote:

No.  I did with my last sound bar at times.  It just kind of "filled out" the sound.  My TV and the Roku sound bar are so out of sync, they video and the audio don't match and the sound coming from the Roku Sound Bar sounds like it is coming out of a bucket.


Sounds like you got a bad device. My Streambar -- I don't have the Sound Bar, but they are similar -- sounds great.

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DBDukes
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Re: Roku Sound bar sounds like **bleep**!

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Are you using BOTH the sound from your TV and the Streambar? At the same time?

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Ronman189
Level 7

Re: Roku Sound bar sounds like **bleep**!

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No.  I did with my last sound bar at times.  It just kind of "filled out" the sound.  My TV and the Roku sound bar are so out of sync, they video and the audio don't match and the sound coming from the Roku Sound Bar sounds like it is coming out of a bucket.

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DBDukes
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Re: Roku Sound bar sounds like **bleep**!

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@Ronman189 wrote:

No.  I did with my last sound bar at times.  It just kind of "filled out" the sound.  My TV and the Roku sound bar are so out of sync, they video and the audio don't match and the sound coming from the Roku Sound Bar sounds like it is coming out of a bucket.


Sounds like you got a bad device. My Streambar -- I don't have the Sound Bar, but they are similar -- sounds great.

DBDukes
http://www.dbdukes.com/
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Ronman189
Level 7

Re: Roku Sound bar sounds like **bleep**!

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I am in the process of returning it.  Not sure if I will replace it with another Roku Sound Bar.  Kind of a frustrating experience.

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