I just picked one of these up and noticed there wasn't a thread for them really, there is one for my TV in that section why not learn more about the Soundbar.
Maybe use this thread to figure out problems and tune this in correctly for the best experiance
Any tips/tricks with this sound bar?
Any issues you have?
Here is a PDF of manual
To start it out i dont understand the crossover that well, anyone care to give input? What setting do you have it on and what do you use the soundbar for??
I am just curious to know if the SB26 has CEC volume control in order to control its volume from the TV remote or if it is just possible through the infra red learning function.
I just ordered my SB26 this afternoon so i'll tell if it works with a Sony TV soon.
Just received mine and kinda little disappointed, actually.
Sound is good, yes, but nothing to die for.
CEC does not work. When plugging the SB26 on my old Sony TV, TV "sees" the SB26 as an audio system and acts as such (lists "SB26 in the connected peripherals list / turns off its speakers and indicates on its OSD that it send volume +/- commands to an audio system) but SB26 will never respond to volume and on/off commands. May it be due to the fact that I don't have ARC, just CEC ... (I'm using HDMI + optical to connect the bar to the TV)
Is there any way to know what is the FW version on the SB26 ? first think would be to update ...
My 15 year old low end Focal - Denon stereo sounds a hundred times better, but the SB 26 has a better Woman Acceptance Factor, so I'll certainly have to use learning IR function and keep this bar, anyway.
thanks for your help
To see if its software requires an upgrade, please follow these steps:
1. Connect SB 26 to a TV via HDMI TV connector.
2. Power ON SB26 and press the “Volume +” and the “Bluetooth” buttons simultaneously.
3. The software version will display on TV.
4. If the software MCU version shown is “25”, your Sound bar has the latest software version already, and no further action is needed
5. If the TV shows a version lower than this, please proceed and carry out the upgrade according to the installation instructions.
Thanks for your prompt reply (and apologies for my late answers)
I have the software version 25 and I read a review on Amazon explaining the same as I described, so I think the CEC feature is actually not totally implemented on SB26 and I have to live with that.
When you first press the surround mode button, the light on the soundbar lights up to tell you which mode it is in. White = Stereo, Amber = Surround. If you then press the button a second time, it will toggle the mode between Stereo and Surround. After you set the surround sound mode, the light stays on for a few seconds, then it turns off. It is supposed to turn off, it does not stay illuminated.
When I turn my TV on or off, the SB26 also turns on and off like it should, but I always have to press the HDMI TV button on the remote to get the ARC audio to work. For some reason, the SB26 is always set to HDMI 1 when it is turned on. It would be better if it stayed set to HDMI TV, but I guess it is not too inconvenient to have to press the HDMI TV button after turning it on.
I'm experiencing something similar. Everytime I turn my LG 4K tv on, it activates the sound bar and turns it on, however I don't get any sound. It will only produce sound when I power the SB26 off and then on again. It is particularly annoying that i have to do this everytime I turn off the TV. I am using the hdmi arc. Anyone discover a fix for this?
How is that possible. This unit is not network capable, how are you guys using this Android app?
Last edited by sannitig; 11-23-2015 at 10:10 PM.
I've got a Panasonic 60GT50 and have the SB26 plugged into my HDMI2 ARC, but it doesn't change the volume. Also is there a way to know the volume level on this sound At?
I have the 60ZT60 so I am not sure if it will be the same for you, but I could not change the volume using the TV's remote until I put the soundbar into remote learning mode and 'taught' it the volume up/down from the Panasonic remote. It worked OK after that.
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