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post #1951 of 2094
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Originally Posted by schmappel View Post

Wow, that's awesome, congrats! Right after I read ningm's post I hopped on my bike and headed to my local sears, but I wasn't so lucky. They were all out. Guess I'll have to make a few calls tomorrow, see if any other SEARS has them. I did saw CLEARANCE on their inventory screen next to the model, so I can confirm that they are definitely getting rid of 'em.

If you find one, make them an offer. It was listed at $130, the saleswoman said she'd track down a manager to see if they could do better. I offered $70 and he countered with $90 including he 2 year protection plan (normally $35). Good luck with your search, and make sure when you call they actually look for it physically since the store I got it from listed it as sold out in the computer.
post #1952 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

That is an awesome deal! You WILL need the remote though in order to change settings (center, sub, bass, treble, soundfields, etc.). Plus if you intend to use the bar as your HDMI switcher, you need the remote to change inputs. You can either get a Harmony or purchase a Sony remote for around $36 online. Search RM-AAU072 remote to find several places that sell them.

Thanks for the info. I called the Sears back and asked if they had one.....the guy looked out back for 10min and said he thinks he found it, so I will go pick it up tomorrow and hopefully it's the correct one. Any advice on recommended settings?
post #1953 of 2094
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Good luck with your search, and make sure when you call they actually look for it physically since the store I got it from listed it as sold out in the computer.

So I called what I thought was a local Sears but I think they routed the call to the main HQ. The lady said they were no longer in stock in a 50 mile radius. Perhaps I should call again and ask to be transfered to the electronics department?
post #1954 of 2094
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Originally Posted by schmappel View Post

So I called what I thought was a local Sears but I think they routed the call to the main HQ. The lady said they were no longer in stock in a 50 mile radius. Perhaps I should call again and ask to be transfered to the electronics department?

when going through the prompts after selecting electronics, say 'store'. that will take you directly to the local store you called.....if you don't it routes you to a national call center.
post #1955 of 2094
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Originally Posted by mtbykr View Post

when going through the prompts after selecting electronics, say 'store'. that will take you directly to the local store you called.....if you don't it routes you to a national call center.

Thanks mtbykr, I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Wish me luck wink.gif
post #1956 of 2094
Well I went to my Sears Outlet to see if they had any Soundbars... no luck so far as they are re,odeling and all the electronics are in the back except for a few small item that were on clearence up front on a small table.

I ended up picking up a new Panasonic DMP-BD75 for $31.77 out the door. Not bad smile.gif I'll have to keep checking back to see when they finish and get their stock back on the floor.
post #1957 of 2094
Any suggested settings to increase voice clarity for the 350 or suggested settings in general? Been absent from this thread for some time.
post #1958 of 2094
I am also interested in settings for the CT150
post #1959 of 2094
Long time lurker and finally I need the expertise of this great community. I have LG LM8600, Sony S590 player, roku box, fios cable box, and HTC150. Initially, I set it all up through the receiver. But I was experiencing some bad AV sync issues when playing blu rays (tested Avengers 3D and Avatar). No AV issue from roku box or the Fios cable box. It was suggested to me that I connect all three devices directly to the TV and take advantage of the ARC technology. When the devices are connected to the TV, no AV sync issues. BUt for the life of me, I can not figure out how to get ARC to work. I have an HDMI between HTC150 ARC tv out port and the TV HDMI1 input which is the ARC supported port. But no sound is being passed to the HTC150. I know im doing something wrong in terms of connections I believe. Arc is turned on in AMP menu and HDMI control is on for the HTC150. ARC is turned on for the TV as well. But no sound getting through to HTC150. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
post #1960 of 2094
^^^
A few easy things to doublecheck. On the CT150 in the AMP menu beneath the HDMI-CTL setting, make sure ARC has also been turned on. On the TV, check audio out settings for "external", or whatever LG calls it. I'm not familiar with LGs, so check if there are any other audio settings that relate to ARC. Have you tried a different HDMI cable? Perhaps the one you're using isn't rated for high-speed.

Regarding the sync issue, did it only happen with 3D blu-rays? Did you try the other inputs on the receiver to see if the problem was consistent?
post #1961 of 2094
Thank you for the response. All the ARC options have been turned on between the HTC and the TV. Just received some new cables that are verified 1.4 compatible. Will try it and report back. Thanks for the input.
post #1962 of 2094
Anyone using this set with a Pioneer Kuros 5020FD? Everything functioning as it should?
post #1963 of 2094
need help on hooking up a Sony ht-c150 sound bar to a Sony NX750,I will be using a time warner cable box to view the tv.The tv does NOT have ARC,so would I hook up an HDMI cable from the cable box to the tv and an optical cable from the sound bar to the tv,or an optical cable from the sound bar to the cable box?The TV does have other HDMI ports as so does the sound bar.Looking for the best setup for this application,any advice is truley appreciated,thanks in advance!
post #1964 of 2094
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Originally Posted by jroptop View Post

need help on hooking up a Sony ht-c150 sound bar to a Sony NX750,I will be using a time warner cable box to view the tv.The tv does NOT have ARC,so would I hook up an HDMI cable from the cable box to the tv and an optical cable from the sound bar to the tv,or an optical cable from the sound bar to the cable box?
Why would you do either of those?
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The TV does have other HDMI ports as so does the sound bar.Looking for the best setup for this application,any advice is truley appreciated,thanks in advance!

Did you look at the owner's manual? Connect source devices via HDMI to the CT150, then connect the CT150 via HDMI to the TV. That's it, unless you need to send audio OUT from the TV (such as internet apps). In that case, also connect optical from TV to CT150.
post #1965 of 2094
For some reason I thought the cable box had to be HDMI from it to the TV,what you suggested makes sense,HDMI from the cable box to the soundbar,then HDMI from the soundbar to the TV along with an optical cable from the soundbar to the tv so the aps such as netflix can be heard in surround sound.If this is correct I want to thank you for your response!!!!
post #1966 of 2094
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Originally Posted by jroptop View Post

For some reason I thought the cable box had to be HDMI from it to the TV,what you suggested makes sense,HDMI from the cable box to the soundbar,then HDMI from the soundbar to the TV along with an optical cable from the soundbar to the tv so the aps such as netflix can be heard in surround sound.If this is correct I want to thank you for your response!!!!

Yes, that is correct smile.gif
post #1967 of 2094
Thanks again!!!!!
post #1968 of 2094
I'm new here and have a question. I recently got the 150. I hooked it up running everything to the 150 and then one HDMI back to the TV. I didn't see anything listed regarding ARC on the back of the TV. My question regards volume.....when I change the volume on the Directv remote it doesn't do anything, if I switch to AV1 then I can adjust the volume on the 150 however this is very annoying to have to switch to AV1 for volume and then back to Directv for everything else. (DVR, guide, channels, ect...) Is there any fix for this or am I going to have to buy a aftermarket remote (logitech, ect...) ?


Thanks,
post #1969 of 2094
ARC doesn't have anything to do with volume control so it doesn't matter if you don't have it. Your TV does need to have HDMI-CTL (CEC) though. I assume you're able to control the TV's volume (internal speakers) with the Direct remote? If so, and the TV supports CEC, you should be able to do the same now. It is NOT the soundbar that you're adjusting, it's the TV. I've no idea what "AV1" is. What is the make/model of your TV?
post #1970 of 2094
Thanks so much for some of the feedback on this thread and possumgirl. Turns out, my LG TV (LM8600) needed to have SIMPLE LINK option enabled in order for ARC to begin operating properly. Currently, I have my three sources (Roku,Sony BluRay, Fios) connected to the TV. From TV, I have HDMI 1 (Arc Enabled) running to the ARC enabled HDMI port on the 150. Works perfectly.

The strangest thing was when I called LG tech support, they did not mention Simple Link option needed to be enabled in order for the TV to function properly. This LG has options under sound where you enable ARC but does not reference Simple Link at all. The instruction manual for the TV was also not clear. I figured this out when I actually accessed the built in Help function of the TV where its clearly stated whats required for ARC to work. The paper instruction manual is a waste in my opinion if LG has a built in Help function on the TV. Especially when the paper manual was not helpful.
post #1971 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

ARC doesn't have anything to do with volume control so it doesn't matter if you don't have it. Your TV does need to have HDMI-CTL (CEC) though. I assume you're able to control the TV's volume (internal speakers) with the Direct remote? If so, and the TV supports CEC, you should be able to do the same now. It is NOT the soundbar that you're adjusting, it's the TV. I've no idea what "AV1" is. What is the make/model of your TV?

Thanks for your reply. The only way I could get it to control the volume was to program the 150 in the AV1 slot on the remote. The remote has a slide on the top where you can select DTV, AV1, AV2, ect.... and program the AV1, AV2, ect..... to control different equipment. (blueray, ect....) Basically their version of a universal remote. So the only way to adjust the volume now is to slide the selector over to AV1 and adjust the volume....then slide it back to DTV to control the Directv box (channel changes, guide, DVR, ect....)

How can I tell if my tv supports CEC? I have a Sharp LC60E79U.


Thanks again for your help.
post #1972 of 2094
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Originally Posted by brasskibum View Post

How can I tell if my tv supports CEC? I have a Sharp LC60E79U.
Thanks again for your help.

I took a quick look at the owner's manual for your TV and didn't see any reference to AQUOS LINK which is what Sharp calls their CEC implementation. It's the equivalent of Bravia Sync on the soundbar. So the way you programmed your remote may be the only choice you have. frown.gif Perhaps someone else will stop by that knows a better way to do it. Sorry I can't help more.
post #1973 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

I took a quick look at the owner's manual for your TV and didn't see any reference to AQUOS LINK which is what Sharp calls their CEC implementation. It's the equivalent of Bravia Sync on the soundbar. So the way you programmed your remote may be the only choice you have. frown.gif Perhaps someone else will stop by that knows a better way to do it. Sorry I can't help more.


I called Sharp and they told me it does have the CEC (Aquos Link) but it does not have ARC. They thought ARC would be the only way to make it work so now I'm thoroughly confused. Since they said it does have Aquos Link, what should I try next?

Thanks
post #1974 of 2094
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Originally Posted by brasskibum View Post

I called Sharp and they told me it does have the CEC (Aquos Link) but it does not have ARC. They thought ARC would be the only way to make it work so now I'm thoroughly confused. Since they said it does have Aquos Link, what should I try next?
Thanks

Wish I knew what to tell you. Pull out your owner's manual and see if you can find where it tells you how to activate Aquos Link. I could have missed it when I skimmed through the download. If you don't find it, call Sharp back and ask WHERE in the manual it explains the feature. ARC should NOT be required for basic link functions since CEC was implemented several years before ARC was added. Plus, ARC only adds the ability to send audio out from TV over HDMI. It has nothing to do with functions like volume control, auto off, etc.
post #1975 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

Wish I knew what to tell you. Pull out your owner's manual and see if you can find where it tells you how to activate Aquos Link. I could have missed it when I skimmed through the download. If you don't find it, call Sharp back and ask WHERE in the manual it explains the feature. ARC should NOT be required for basic link functions since CEC was implemented several years before ARC was added. Plus, ARC only adds the ability to send audio out from TV over HDMI. It has nothing to do with functions like volume control, auto off, etc.

I called Sharp back, and the new lady told me that this doesn't have the Aquos Link and the only way to control the volume on the sound-bar is 2 remotes. With all this behind me now, if I pick up an aftermarket remote...will that fix the problem? Any remote you recommend?

Thanks again for all your help
post #1976 of 2094
A LOT of people on these forums seem very happy with the Logitech Harmony remote. Looks like that may be the only way to control all your stuff with one remote. At least you finally got someone at Sharp that had a clue. smile.gif
post #1977 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

A LOT of people on these forums seem very happy with the Logitech Harmony remote. Looks like that may be the only way to control all your stuff with one remote. At least you finally got someone at Sharp that had a clue. smile.gif

Best Buy has the Harmony 650 cheaper than Amazon so I will head over and pick one up. Thanks again for all you help.
post #1978 of 2094
What do you guys think about this review of the Sony HT-CT260?

http://blog.sony.com/sony-vs-samsung-sound-bar-showdown
post #1979 of 2094
does the Ct150 come with a aux input for iphone/ipod?

Thank you
post #1980 of 2094
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Originally Posted by jett69 View Post

does the Ct150 come with a aux input for iphone/ipod?
Thank you

I dont believe it does.
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