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wolf29

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Hi. I have a directv remote, RC72, and a Vizio soundbar. The remote control the volume just fine but can’t get it to turn on or off the sound bar.

I can just leave the sound bar on but was wondering if there’s a way to have it power on and off with the remote?

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Hi. I have a directv remote, RC72, and a Vizio soundbar. The remote control the volume just fine but can’t get it to turn on or off the sound bar.

I can just leave the sound bar on but was wondering if there’s a way to have it power on and off with the remote?

Thanks
:welcome to Satelliteguys wolf29!
I have the same issue. The RC72 won't turn the Vizio on or off.
 

vazhog

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Does the Soundbar your using connect HDMI? if so turn on Hdmi control in the TV settings and when you power off the TV the sound bar will turn on/off- If not then your stuck using the remote for the sound bar
 

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Does the Soundbar your using connect HDMI? if so turn on Hdmi control in the TV settings and when you power off the TV the sound bar will turn on/off- If not then your stuck using the remote for the sound bar
I forgot about CEC control since my Vizio sound bar doesn't have an hdmi input.
 

wolf29

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No HDMI connection. Just a coaxial from sound bar to directv genie. I’ll have to use it as is until such time I get a new sound bar.
 

robjlevin

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No on / off that I know of. I have a Vizio soundbar and I just leave it on. They go into standby mode if there's no signal going to them.
 

wolf29

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Didn’t know that but I just noticed after last night that it does goes into sleep mode as you said so it’s all good. As long as I can control volume, which I can, it works for me.

Thanks everyone for the replies.
 

b52pooh

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For Wolf29 - you said you had a coax cable running from the sound bar to the Genie. Are you referring to the Digital Audio out RCA connector on the Genie mini?
 

wolf29

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I have the HR54 genie so don’t know if that’s considered a mini or if the mini is the little client box I have in other rooms but the soundbar is connected to main genie/dvr.

There’s no HDMI option out of the soundbar so can only use a cable.
 

mdram

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iirc the rc series of remotes in general wont power anything other than the genie/mini. they rely on hdmi/cec commands to power other devices. read this someplace, but cant recall where
 
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