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Using remote to power on AV equipment

I have successfully programmed my Virgin V6 remote to work both with my television and my AV equipment (Sony soundbar).

So I can power on/off the television, and select source, which is all I need.

For the sound bar I can adjust and mute the volume, which is useful. However what I can't do is power on/off the soundbar. This means I still have to have my Sony remote to hand every time I power everything on.

Is there any way of powering on/off the soundbar with the Virgin remote? Bear in mind I still want to be able to power on/off the television with it.

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Re: Using remote to power on AV equipment

You could try a different code which may do all functions.

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Re: Using remote to power on AV equipment

Yes, but what button would I use? The power button already operates the V6 box and the television, I can't see how it could operate the soundbar as well.

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@scott4534 wrote:

Yes, but what button would I use? The power button already operates the V6 box and the television, I can't see how it could operate the soundbar as well.


You are correct, the V6 remote can only be programmed to control mute & volume up/down for AV devices - the power button is for the TV control.

Is there a setting on your soundbar for "auto-on" when it sees an input go live? (this is what my soundbar does, so it automatically switches on when the TV starts to output optical audio to it).

I'm assuming that you've confirmed that just pressing volume up/down doesn't make the Soundbar switch itself on?

There is also I suppose the option of buying a "one-for-all" remote and programming it up for everything, but that's more expense of course.

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Re: Using remote to power on AV equipment

If the tv has ARC - and most modern tvs do - the TV should be switching the amp off and on as required.

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It's a Sony HT-CT80 soundbar https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/support/home-theater-sound-bars-home-theater-systems/ht-ct80

I can't find any reference to ARC or any other way of having it switch itself on. It's connected to my Panasonic television with an optical cable.

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ARC is HDMI only - but the soundbar does seem to support it.

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OK, my soundbar doesn't have HDMI.

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That model seems not to have it.  Optical is very basic in that it does audio and nothing else.

 

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Re: Using remote to power on AV equipment

Unless I’m mistaken, you don’t need to put it in standby as it’ll do it itself 15 minutes after you’ve put devices connected to it into standby.

From your manual:

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