HW-F450 Wireless Subwoofer Setup And Troubleshooting
The subwoofer's linking ID is set at the factory so the Sound bar and subwoofer should link automatically when the Sound bar is powered on. However, if the link indicator does not light when the Sound bar and subwoofer are both powered on or if your Sound bar has been serviced recently, follow the steps below to set the ID and link.
- You will need a small, pointed object such as a paper clip
- You will need the included Sound bar remote control
- Clear any obstacles between the Sound bar and the subwoofer
- Plug the power cord of both Sound bar and subwoofer
- Power off the Sound bar if on, and leave off
- With the Sound bar powered OFF and the subwoofer connected to a power source locate the ID Set button on the back of the subwoofer, left of the serial number sticker. It is normal for the subwoofer Link LED to flash blue when connected to a power source, it is looking to link with the Sound bar.
- Using a small pointed object (paper clip) press the ID Set button for 5 seconds until the Standby indicator is turned off and the blue Link LED begins to blink rapidly. The Link LED will continue flashing for about 30 seconds, this is how long you have to complete step 3 below.
- Point the remote control towards the Sound bar and press the Mute (Mute) button for 5 seconds and then press the Power button to power on your Sound bar. Do not press the TV mute button, it will not work.
Note: If you look at the power button on the Sound bar while holding down the mute button, you'll see it quickly flash. This is a good indicator that you can now press the power button on the remote.
- The subwoofer Link LED will continue to blink as it establishes a connection with the Sound bar. When the Link LED turns a solid blue this indicates the subwoofer and Sound bar are now linked.
- If the subwoofer does not link to the Sound bar repeat steps 1-4 above to retry the connection between the main unit and the wireless subwoofer. Be sure to press the ID Set button for 5 seconds until the link LED starts rapidly flashing and then quickly press the Mute button on the remote for exactly 5 seconds. After the 5 seconds press the Power button. The linking LED will go from flashing to solid once linked. You can also try moving the subwoofer closer to the main unit for linking purposes only, once linked you can place the subwoofer back.
- When the Sound bar is powered off the link indicator blinks and then the Standby indicator will turn a solid red indicating the subwoofer is powered off and in standby mode.
- The transmission distance of the wireless signal between the Sound bar and the subwoofer is about 33ft., but may vary depending on your operating environment. If a steel-concrete or metallic wall is between the main unit and the wireless subwoofer, the system may not operate at all because the wireless signal cannot penetrate metal.
- If you use a device that uses the same frequency(5.2Ghz or5.8GHz) near the system, some sound interruption may be heard due to interference.