I have a ViewSonic projector connected to my TiVo box via an HDMI cable. I have the ViewSonic projector connected to a set of computer speakers with a small subwoofer via three-and-a-half millimeter cable. I turned the speaker volume all the way up via the speaker volume knob then use the ViewSonic projectors remote control to lower the volume to the desired level. Most of the time that level is all the way up since this is in my basement and I have a dehumidifier currently running. This setup seems to work fine except I can only get the volume up so loud.... I believe it's being limited by the speakers... And sometimes if the washer is going and the dryers going and the dehumidifiers going I need it louder. I bought a small inexpensive sound bar tonight to play with. The sound quality is actually worse than my computer speakers so it will go back however I have a question. I disconnected the sound output from the projector and then connected the Soundbar directly to the TiVo box via RCA jacks. I was hoping to use the Soundbars remote to set the volume at some mid-level and then set it aside not needing it anymore. Then I was hoping to be able to use my TiVo remote to raise or lower the volume from there. However when I press the volume up or down on the TiVo remote I see the TiVo little yellow light light up but it does not seem to control the sound whatsoever nor does the mute work. Is it supposed to be like this. I really did not want to have to use a remote control that came with the Soundbar and further I have the same issue with the Soundbar that I had with the computer speakers...I turn it to its max volume and it's still not loud enough. Thoughts?