Originally Posted by piratepwnsninja
Did anyone ever find a GOOD 4k/60 HDMI switch that is compatible with this? I have one that "kind of" works, but you have to power down the switch and power it back up for it to reinitialize the signal going through the soundbar. It's another annoyance on top of all the others I've had with the soundbar, such as the subwoofer connection being bad/bass not registering sometimes, issues with surround sound in windows, and mix just sounding "off" sometimes based on mix I've heard on other setups. Then there are the issues with firmware. It worked fine with my old switch before an update to the firmware on the N950 rendered it useless. I tried over ARC, but there was so much delay when gaming that was impossible to fix that it just wasn't feasible.
While I'm generally fine with the audio quality, all of the small issues I've had really have me considering going back to a standard home theater setup.
Sorry I’m late to the party but I thought I would share my story here for other passerby’s.
After trying and failing to make this soundbar work as an AVR I decided on the HDMI Switch path and failed 3 times before I found a perfect switch.
Works great with my Harmony and N950 plays nicely with it only acting as a dumb Soundbar on HDMI2. All CEC off on all devices in the chain and let Harmony do the heavy lifting.
I have 4 devices plugged into the switch, output to an HDFury AVRKey which splits the video to my LG B6 and the audio to my N950. The key was necessary to keep the N950 dumb since using HDMI1 with ARC caused massive headaches.
To address your other concerns.. I had them as well! However I am now very happy with this setup but it took a LOT of tweaking. I had long term engagements with 3 separate placements of my subwoofer that finally resolved in placing it directly behind my entertainment center, on the left side of my screen, with the port facing left INTO the left cabinet (blocking the port) with the felt facing the back wall.
I know this sounds ridiculous but please try it if you have a similar setup. It’s literally the only placement in room that made it sound like a decent system.
Now.. onto the settings that will really allow this orientation to shine. You’ve probably noticed that the bass mix is always sooo poor - to compensate we need to literally bottom out the eq and allow us to boost our volume as high possible. The louder this soundbar gets the more it opens up and allows the sub to breathe. Also keep it on Standard mode. Anything else will kill the mix.
I hope this helps!