Article ID : 00235497 / Last Modified : 04/12/2020

The Sound Bar or Home Theater System does not turn on (or off), even when the TV is turned on (or off).

How to operate the Sound Bar or Home Theater System with the TV’s remote control / How to use BRAVIA Sync (HDMI CEC) function

    NOTES:

    • This article applies to Sound Bars/Home Theater Systems with an HDMI port. To verify your model has an HDMI port, refer to the product manual.
    • The auto power off function may be available with HDMI compatible devices manufactured by other companies, but the operation is not guaranteed.

    The BRAVIA Sync (HDMI CEC) feature allows you to link the power functions (On/Off) of compatible equipment (e.g. Sound Bar, Home Theater System) connected to the TV via HDMI, and operate that equipment with the TV remote control. Follow these steps to setup the BRAVIA Sync (HDMI CEC) feature.

    NOTE: For additional details regarding the BRAVIA Sync (HDMI CEC) feature, refer to the Help Guide or other manuals that came with your products.

    1. Turn on the Control for HDMI (BRAVIA Sync/HDMI CEC) function of the TV.
      NOTE: This procedure can be different depend on the TV. The following is an example for some Android TV™ models. For exact steps for your TV, refer to the Help Guide or other manuals that came with the TV.
      1. Press the Home button on the remote control.
      2. Select Settings.
      3. Select Watching TV.
      4. Select External inputs.
      5. Select BRAVIA Sync settings, then set to ON.
    2. In the Control for HDMI (BRAVIA Sync/HDMI CEC) setting of the TV, if there are settings related to the auto power off function (e.g. Auto devices off), set those to Automatic or On.
      NOTE: Depending on the model, there may be no auto power off setting, or the setting name may be different.

    3. Turn on the Control for HDMI function of the Sound Bar/Home Theater System. 
      NOTE: The following are examples:
      • HT-X9000F/Z9F:
        1. Using the Sound Bar remote control, press the HOME button.
        2. Select Setup.
        3. Select Advanced Settings.
        4. Select HDMI Settings.
        5. Select Control for HDMI and then set to On.
      • HT-S100F/S200F/X8500:
        1. Using the Sound Bar remote control, press and hold the VOICE button for 5 seconds.
        2. The USB indicator flashes twice indicating the Control for HDMI function is on.
    4.  In the HDMI settings of the Sound Bar/Home Theater System, if there are settings related to the auto power off feature (e.g. Standby Linked to TV), set those to Auto or On.
      NOTE: Depending on the model, there may be no auto power off setting, or the setting name may be different.