I'm not sure what your'e asking. Virtually all of them will play other devices such a CD players with the TV turned off. Some will play music streamed from bluetooth devices. Samsung makes one that is Wifi enabled and will play Pandora etc and also has a USB media player. I believe iLive makes one that has a built in radio.Are there any sound bars that have the option of putting out audio while your TV is off?
yeah that's pretty much what I'm wondering. so like a receiver there are HDMI in inputs on the sound bar and then an out to the TV?I know my Sony soundbars work just like my stand alone receivers. Devices are connected by HDMI and I will get audio whether the TV is on or off.
Amazingly many don't. I was surprised because Sony has had HDMI inputs on their sound bars for over five years now. And for a long time, many costing three or four times as much still didn't have HDMI. But I think now there are more and more of them being released with HDMI.Depends on the soundbar. Some soundbars do not have HDMI inputs.