No, couldn't get it working. I've been having long email conversations with Samsung, but they are now saying correct codes are completely dependent on the virgin remote.
Not sure what you meant by the second part of your post. Bought a new tele at the same time as the soundbar, so havent tried linking up the remote with the new tele yet. Had the mute and volume working fine with my old Sony tele. I guess I could try to link the new tele up with the soundbar off. I'll post again with the results.