I have a Sharp 70 inch (model 733) and I am having difficulty finding a soundbar with an ARC connection that will power on/off when the TV goes on and off. Anybody with a Sharp TV have a soundbar that turns on and off automatically with TV?
I have a 732 and Sony HT-CT550W and it turns on/off with the TV.
I had a Sony HTCT550W and returned it. When hooked up to the sharp TV via ARC (HDMI input #1 on sharp TV) the sound bar would turn on & off when the TV was turned on and off, but the problem with this Sony soundbar was that the default input setting was the digital input/output connection. Every time the TV was turned on I had to change the input selection to ARC /HDMI #1 to get sound from the sound bar. A call to Sony and they confirmed unfortunately the soundbar would not default to the ARC connection when powering on.
Mine automatically switches to ARC for Netflix, Pandora and the built in tuner. It always remembers the last non Arc input source and switches to ARC automatically when audio is being sent from the tv.