Originally Posted by Brandon F
Been using the tv for a couple months and one of my biggest pet peeves right now is dealing with non-Sony Bravia sync components. The TV and soundbar just get screwy at times if I don’t manage powering each up manually in a certain sequence and it sucks.
Like my prior tv, a 2014 Sony set, was smart enough to recognize say...a Nintendo Switch powering on through one of its inputs. Thus the tv and soundbar followed suit, switching to the proper inputs and in seconds I’m playing only touching the controller.
Now? In 2019 with a brand new eARC supported X950G and ZF-9 Atmos soundbar? None of that.
I turn on the Switch. The TV stays off. The soundbar recognizes nothin.
So I turn on the tv and switch input. Ok.
Then I turn on the soundbar with a diff remote and switch to a proper input.
Now I adjust volume with my tv remote. Oh that does t work. I need the soundbar remote because this device isn’t Bravia-synced and because I manually turned on everything out of sync( possibly missing hdmi handshake window) all the Bravia sync components aren’t working proper either!).
So no on-screen display for volume through my soundbar(unless I reset and reboot everything). I fumble with a few different remotes just to adjust audio. If I switch to my Bravia-sync UHD player, it kind of works but unless I reset the sync it isn’t giving me full soundbar support.
It keeps happening and I hate it. I should mention that Bravia sync devices like my UHD player and PS4 work perfectly from power off state, but I just can’t seem to figure out the best way to get all my components working well with non-sync devices like Switch. Like turning on tv and bar simultaneously before the switch and whatnot. Just ugh...
My prior setup had none of these issues. Love the tv otherwise
I understand your frustration, especially because everything worked (better than it should have, frankly lol) with your old TV, but I do feel that you are expecting a bit much.
If the device isn't a BraviaSync device, you can't really expect it to act like one, no? It is annoying when you "upgrade" but loose functionality, though.
So am I correct in assuming that, as long as you turn on the TV first, it will BraviaSync auto turn on the sound bar, and then all works well (TV remote controls soundbar volume and you get the soundbar's OSD on the TV)? So once the TV (and soundbar are on), you'd simply need to turn on the switch and play away? Is your switch hooked up to your soundbar or your TV? I'm guessing your TV for input lag.. but maybe not. If a tiny bit of input lag isn't a concern, have you tried hooking up the switch directly to the soundbar?
I recommend a Logitech Harmony remote. I love mine. Sure, I have to hold it for about 3-5 seconds and point it at my stuff (general direction) while it does it's thing.. but it's my only remote and it does everything I need it to!
BraviaSync, CEC, ARC, eARC (for now it seems).. they're all kind of a pain lol. I avoid them like the plague. But with 4K and not everyone wanting to upgrade their AVR's, it's something that's on many minds. I do wish you luck!