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Hey guys Im about to move so I have to get rid of my surround sound. I still want to keep my receiver a Pioneer VSX-1020. I also bought a Samsung HW-E450 sound bar which I was going to put in my bedroom but now Im wondering if I can add it to my man cave along with my receiver. The TV I will have is a Vizio E701i-A3 70 inch.
I have a PS3, Xbox, Apple TV, cable box all connected to the receiver. Can I get the sound bar to work with all my devices? Thanks
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It might work. You'd connect the HDMI out from the AVR to the HDMI input on the soundbar, then connect the soundbar to the TV via HDMI. You'll need to change the audio HDMI setting on the Pioneer (pg. 67) to "through". I'm not sure if that's a universal setting or if you have to change it for each input, but apparently it sends audio out to the TV (in this case the soundbar) rather than to speakers..
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Thank you for your help. I'll try it out as soon I the samsung gets here, hope it works.smile.gif
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Don't mean to hijack this but I have the similar question about connecting a soundbar (TBD) to a receiver (Yamaha RX-V375) I do have a projector though (Optoma HD20).

So, the setup I am wanting is to connect my Xbox 360, PC, and Cable box to the receiver. Is it possible to connect a soundbar to work with everything? I am a total beginner when it comes to soundbars as I don't even know what types of connectors they usually use.

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Your situation is different than the OP's since you haven't purchased a soundbar. Why are you thinking about a soundbar rather than discrete speakers? Are you not interested in 5.1 surround? Do you already have a sub? If it's a space issue for the front soundstage you may want to look into passive soundbars. They combine L/C/R into one enclosure but connect to your receiver just like discrete speakers.
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Thank you for the reply. You are spot on it is a space issue not being able to get a full L/C/R setup which is why I was thinking a soundbar. No, I do not have a sub is that required for a passive soundbar? Not really a price issue at this point for anything just trying to get a handle on how it can all fit together.
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No a sub isn't required, they can work like a 3.0 configuration. Just like with separate, smaller speakers though, a sub gives you those nice lows. smile.gif
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Did xxronniexx ever resolve his setup issues?  I want to know if Possumgirl's good advice worked because I anticipate running into the same issues with connecting the Samsung HW-E450 Soundbar to the Pioneer VSX-822k AVR.  Let me know if anyone can confirm whether the suggestion of connecting the AVR to the soundbar via HDMI and then connecting the soundbar to the tv via HDMI and then changing the audio HDMI setting on the AVR to "through" worked successfully.

 

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FYI, Possumgirl's recommendation for changing the audio setting to HDMI Through worked.  Thanks for the help.

 

I am still, however, having issues listening to the internet radio through my soundbar.  Is there any reason the "through" setting wouldn't work for internet radio?

 

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I'm trying to connect a samsung hw-h7500/za sound bar to a pioneer vsx -1024-k receiver. Is this possible? I have run out of ideas on how this would work.
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I have a vizio s4251w and a yamaha RX-V477. The TV is a Sharp LC-52D64U which is 6 years old.

My Google Nexus player will not output sound to the vizio soundbar. (An Intel NUC seems to work just fine though) Is there a way to have the optical cable run from the TV to the receiver, and then output from the receiver to the sound bar? Looks like the sound bar could take digital coaxial, or RCA.

If I got an Xbox One, would I have the same issue?

Is my TV just too old?
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