What is the recommended way to connect a sound bar to the new TelusTV-21T digital boxes?
AND retain the supplied remote volume control power functions?
There seem to be ZERO 3rd party AIO remotes that work with this new system, since it is a proprietary Bluetooth connection not IR. If I am wrong someone kindly point me in the right direction 😉
Bluetooth from the TelusTV-21T does not work / not available.
S/PDIF optical out from the TelusTV-21T does not seem to work.
Daisy chaining an HDMI cable into / out of a sound bar is messy and you can't reliably adjust TV volume and power functions.
Only newer TV's have ARC and eARC with sound outputs to sound bars...
Honestly, what are others doing?
I have one system connected through my main AVR receiver, but I still need multiple remotes after living with ONE unified remote for years. What a step backwards and PIA.
My other two TV's use sound bars. One works using daisy-chained HDMI, but the power / volume controls are flaky. The other sound bar has no HDMI "input" and the S/PDIF optical out from the TelusTV-21T does not work...
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Thanks for the reply. Will that allow me to "control" the sound bar via the Telus box or TV? Trying to use only ONE remote. Ideally, the Soundbar is off when the TV is off, and the volume buttons on the Telus remote control the sound bar, not the built in TV speakers. The only ARC-enabled TV I have is plugged into a receiver so that is not an issue (other than multiple remotes). My other TV's are older and use the Anynet+ HDMI protocols, and devices constantly get out of sync or don't work at all...