I purchased this product mainly due to the fact I desired HDMI-CEC (a.k.a. Bravia Sync, SIMPLINK, Anynet+, etc.), and it operates excellent. CEC turns the seem bar on and off with the Tv set, and it also allows you use the Tv set distant to manage the quantity. You get a little superior sound quality by feeding the supply directly into the audio method with HDMI and then out to the Television as an alternative of from the Television set into the sound program. Numerous TVs downgrade the audio signal to stereo about electronic coaxial audio out and optical audio out if the Television input is HDMI (has something to do with HDCP).
This audio bar supports ARC (Audio Return Channel). ARC allows you plug your Tv set cable, Roku stick (if you have MHL), Chromecast, or USB drive into your Television, and the sound can travel “backwards” via the HDMI cable to the seem bar. It also will work with Smart TVs. For ARC, the audio enter functionality on the seem bar is “TV”, but it usually immediately switches, so you do not have to manually alter the input.