I also do the shoot over the sound bar, when shutting stuff down. Otherwise, just shift the bar a little over vs. keeping even in the middle, so that the eye is not blocked on the left by the power button. Some times you just have to look outside of the box to get through a problem.
Depending on your setup though, really depends on how the bar will be sitting in front of the tv. May be better to put a large painted or stained piece of 1/2 or 3/4 inch ply under the tv to raise it a little if you have to.