Hi all. I recently bought a new Sony BRAVIA TV and I'm planning to add an Apple TV and sound bar. I'm looking through all the manuals of these devices on how to connect them using HDMI, but some expert advice would be much appreciated. Here are the connections for each device: TV: 4x HDMI, 1 supports ARC Apple TV: 1x HDMI Sound bar: 1x HDMI IN, 1x HDMI OUT My best guess as to how to connect them: Apple TV > HDMI cable > Sound bar HDMI IN Sound bar HDMI OUT > HDMI cable > TV HDMI+ARC What I'm expecting in terms of functionality: 1. Both sound and video go from the Apple TV to the sound bar. The sound bar outputs the sound, and redirects the video to the TV and everything is great and in sync. 2. I leave the TV off, and send music to the Apple TV, which is played through the sound bar (effectively making it an airplay speaker). This should work, right? However... what about: 3. I ignore the Apple TV and play something directly on the TV. Of course I'd like it to use the sound bar as well, but the TV's HDMI+ARC is connected to the sound bar's HDMI OUT. Is it smart enough to know that the TV is trying to send audio, even though it's coming into the sound bar on the "output" port? Or do I need to connect an additional optical audio cable between the TV and the sound bar for this scenario? As an alternative, I was thinking: 4. I connect the Apple TV directly to one of the regular HDMI inputs of the TV, and then the TV's HDMI+ARC to the sound bar's HDMI IN. Then the audio would always come directly from the TV. But I'm guessing the TV should then be turned on in order to play music via the Apple TV?