How can I keep my sound bar from blocking the infrared receiver on my TV?

Episode 905 (14:07)

Mike from Maine
Sound Bar

Mike has a Vizio VHT215 Sound bar, but it blocks the infrared receiver of his Bravia HDTV. Leo says the fault isn't really with the designs, but that Mike needs to raise the TV up a bit.

There are some IR extenders that could also do the trick. Logitech makes them and that may be the best solution. is a great place to get them. Another option would be to see if the TV has an app that would allow him to control the TV with his smartphone. He could also try mounting the soundbar above the TV.

Scott Wilkinson says that many Sound Bars have an IR Repeater that will pass through the IR signal to the TV.