Originally Posted by goodborn
Have a Samsung 2011 model un60d6500 LED 3D TV, a Samsung e450 soundbar and have been trying to hook it up to my TV to have it power on whenever I power on my Satellite dish.
If you read the posts here, the "Auto On" feature seems to work for almost nobody when using AnyNet+ (HDMI-CEC is the non-branded name for it) protocol. On my LG, which calls this feature Simplink, it will turn OFF with the TV but it won't turn on. Having said that, I recall some people saying that if they skipped AnyNet+/HDMI entirely and just used the digital optical port then the Auto-On/Off feature worked for them, but then you may lose the ability to control the volume using your TV volume control.
Unfortunately, many of the things just vary too much from one model of TV to another, even though both the TV and soundbar are made by Samsung.
However, if you have AnyNet+ turned ON in your TV setup, and you also have it enabled on the soundbar, then yes, it should show up as a device in the listing on the TV. If it does not, you might try a different HDMI port or maybe even better a different HDMI cable. Lots of people in this forum have had weird problems resolved by a new HDMI cable.
For the simplest configuration, you might disconnect everything from the TV and just connect the soundbar to it with HDMI, turning AnyNet+ on for both the TV and soundbar, and seeing if they find each other.
Changing the motherboard seems awful extreme, but I suppose it could be a defect in the TV. I have a Panasonic BluRay player that supports AnyNet+/Simplink/HDMI-CEC and that shows up fine on my TV as well as the soundbar. I don't know if any of your other devices support it, but that would be a way to be sure your TV portion of the connection was working.