Originally Posted by Mikeyg215
Great. Thanks for the info!
FYI i figured out KS8000 to Vizio sound bar set-up via OPTICAL for single(TV) remote operation:
For OPTICAL you sort-off need to create and activity (think harmony remote set-up).
Here is what i did:
1. connect sound bar via OPTICAL
2. go to universal remote add new device and set-up with power test (if you SB is not on the list type in your brand)
3. go to sound settings and set it to optical so you get sound from sound bar.
4. go to universal remote you will have multiple devices list (for me i had Fios cable box and Vizio home theater)
if you click vizio a menu will open with few option. one of them was "use with fios" select that. new window will open asking which input is for cable box then which input for sb, after that new window will show TV and cable box and theater with blue dotted lines.
confirm yes. (this step creates activity alas Harmony, if you look at your input menu you will now see Cable box + Vizio as a single input)
I can now control my sound bar (Val+/-/mute)connected via OPTICAL using TV remote. Same remote controls FIOS box to flip channels.
The only thing i'm not sure off if sound bar actually powers down when i shut tv off.