Any hope is HW-K950 users can get in on this firmware fix. It blows my mind that this is considered a “feature”. Support even confirmed its on the new flag ship speakers that came out recently. What consumer even knows to ask such a silly question: “Does it stay on for more then 5 min if I pause my show to go take a leak?”
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I had been using my ms750 through Wi-Fi connection for months to get around the 5 min auto shut off thing, I was switching back to hdmi arc from time to time to see if they fixed it, paused netflix left came back it was off, switched back. More recently I purchased an Amazon Alexa and can turn the soundbar on/off volume up/down etc with my voice. So I switched back to hdmi arc, it's my preferred connection and I figured when the soundbar turns off i can just ask alexa to turn it on instead of finding the remote etc., it was was an easy work around. I noticed a week and a half ago when I paused netflix and left for almost an hour the bar was still turned on, I wasent aware of the update, I had stopped checking months ago figuring they were never going to fix it and it's been over a year since the last firmware update. Well to my surprise today I was checking the samsung website for new tv firmware and figured I'd check for soundbar firmware while I was there, and there was a new version! checked my soundbar firmware via multiroom app and it was already updated. So this new firmware has definitely fixed the auto shut off problem, its amazing, I wouldnt have imagined they would finally fix it after so long! I wonder what else the firmware fixed/added/broke! lol. Awesome.
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