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Help connecting Samsung HW-E450C to Sony TV and LG BP620C blu-ray player

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Hello. I recently purchased a Samsung HW-E450C soundboard and am tring to connect it to a Sony Bravia HX850 TV and an LG BP620C blu-ray player. Yes, I understand that I broke the cardinal in of trying to link different brands, but I have good reasons for doing so. I tried linking the three through HDMI cables, but then I couldn't get the blu-ray player to run. Is my only other option connecting the blu-ray player to the sound bar via digital optical cable, the blu-ray player to the TV via HDMI, and the sound bar to the TV via two-to-one stereo male RCA cable? I recently moved to Venezuela for work and want to make that I get all necessary cables to get everything to work. Thanks for your help.
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Hello. I recently purchased a Samsung HW-E450C soundboard and am tring to connect it to a Sony Bravia HX850 TV and an LG BP620C blu-ray player. Yes, I understand that I broke the cardinal in of trying to link different brands, but I have good reasons for doing so. I tried linking the three through HDMI cables, but then I couldn't get the blu-ray player to run. Is my only other option connecting the blu-ray player to the sound bar via digital optical cable, the blu-ray player to the TV via HDMI, and the sound bar to the TV via two-to-one stereo male RCA cable? I recently moved to Venezuela for work and want to make that I get all necessary cables to get everything to work. Thanks for your help.

Is the BD player the only source? If so, you can just connect the BD player to the HDMI IN on the soundbar and then connect HDMI OUT on the soundbar to the TV. I don't know what you mean by you "couldn't get the BD player to run". You should be fine connecting it as I described and changing the SAT SOURCE to HDMI on the soundbar. If you have other sources, you need to let us know.
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Well, ideally I would like to connect a Roku device, the blu-ray player, a PlayStation 3, and the soundbar together, but I figured I would initially test it with the blu-ray. I do have an HDMI hub with five input ports and one output port, if that helps.

I did try the setup you described. I hat the soundbar plugged into the HDMI 1 port on the TV and had a second HDMI cable running to the sound bar (yes, I made sure I had the cables plugged into the correct ports on the soundbar) from the blu-ray player, but when I set the TV input to HDMI 1, the TV didn't register a connection to the blu-ray player. It could not detect a device there and there was no audio or video. I also made sure to have "HDMI" selected as the source on the soundbar, but still nothing came through.

Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong? Unfortunately, I don't have cable TV here to allow testing of the soundbar on its own with the TV, though the soundbar does connect to my iPad via Bluetooth, so I know it works.

Thanks again.
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Well, ideally I would like to connect a Roku device, the blu-ray player, a PlayStation 3, and the soundbar together, but I figured I would initially test it with the blu-ray. I do have an HDMI hub with five input ports and one output port, if that helps.

I did try the setup you described. I hat the soundbar plugged into the HDMI 1 port on the TV and had a second HDMI cable running to the sound bar (yes, I made sure I had the cables plugged into the correct ports on the soundbar) from the blu-ray player, but when I set the TV input to HDMI 1, the TV didn't register a connection to the blu-ray player. It could not detect a device there and there was no audio or video. I also made sure to have "HDMI" selected as the source on the soundbar, but still nothing came through.

Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong? Unfortunately, I don't have cable TV here to allow testing of the soundbar on its own with the TV, though the soundbar does connect to my iPad via Bluetooth, so I know it works.

Thanks again.

If by HDMI "hub", you mean switch, that's exactly how I have mine connected. Cable DVR, BD player, XBox 360 Kinect, and Roku are all connected to the switch, the switch goes to the HDMI IN on the soundbar, and the HDMI OUT on the soundbar goes to the TV. I would start simple and move to more complex reasons. Double check your connections. Make sure that the SAT SOURCE is set to and stays at HDMI. This soundbar has a habit of switching back to D.IN. Do you have any other HDMI cables to try? High-speed cables are always recommended although I'm not sure that would matter assuming that you have short runs. I would also try connecting to a different HDMI port on your TV.
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