Hey everyone, here's my setup:
Vizio E601i-A3 television
Vizio VHT215 soundbar
Motorola DCT3416 cable box
LG BD570 bluray player
tv HDMI 1 (ARC) into soundbar HDMI ARC
cable box HDMI into soundbar HDMI 1
bluray HDMI into tv HDMI 2
I enabled the CEC functions on the television and am able to control the soundbar with my Comcast remote, which I'm absolutely thrilled about. I programmed the Comcast remote to control aspects of the tv, like switching inputs, so it is essentially now a universal remote.However I've run into the following problems:
When turning on the tv, cable box, and soundbar, the soundbar automatically defaults to HDMI ARC -- and I get no sound or picture. I then have to grab the soundbar remote and switch to the HMDI 1 input, which then gives me sound and picture. When switching from watching tv to the bluray, the soundbar defaults to HDMI ARC again, but this time everything switches flawlessly and I get sound with picture. Switching back from bluray to watch tv, however, is quite glitchy. The soundbar again defaults to HDMI ARC leaving me with no sound and picture, while the tv screen will sometimes flash all green or static. After grabbing the soundbar remote and switching to input HDMI 1 on the soundbar, the sound returns after a short delay, while the tv screen will sometimes flicker and after a slightly longer delay, show a picture.
So my main problem here is that the soundbar defaults automatically to HDMI ARC, which is not at all helpful for when I'm trying to watch tv. What can I do to fix this?