Roku Smart Soundbar

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  1. Jim1348

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  2. Edmund

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    I bought one last week through HSN, it was $155. I'm using it in my bedroom attached to a 43" TCL Roku tv. :) I like it alot, better then without for sure. It came with Voice remote that had a Disney+ key, I sold the remote for $33 on ebay. I have boatload of wifi roku remotes. Help offset the price of the soundbar.

    What's different then any other roku, it allows you pair a Bluetooth device to the soundbar, so there's tile just like other apps on the home screen marked Bluetooth. When programming the remote they don't give a way to pick a tv brand, reason is the volume stays with the soundbar, and it controls the tv power via hdmi-cec. So all tv brands respond to the same power command delivered over the hdmi cable.

    I manly stay on the Roku tv home screen, but the roku soundbar home screen is just a button press away and same to go back to tv.
     
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    Because the Roku Smart Soundbar uses the same Roku IR code set that Roku's have been using for 10 years, with a few extra commands throw in, don't look for a code in a Tivo remote to control the volume and mute of the soundbar. Because it neither uses a TV code or Audio component code. If you had a tivo remote with learning feature you could possible teach the commands, but the IR audio commands are tricky getting. You'll need a third remote to get them.
     

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