well the remote that comes with the samsung tv says it can control any device and be paired with them, maybe that would work?
My tv is a:
Samsung UN60F7100 and the surround is Samsung 3D Blu Ray 5.1 HT-F5500
Oh and to clarify, i am wondering why the blu ray receiver doesnt recognize the HDMI 1 connection on the tv, not the cable box. The cable comes into the receiver and then the receiver HDMI goes out to the tv. Shouldnt the blu ray pick that up?
However, when i had my old setup, where the cable box went to the tv and the tv to the blu ray, it recognized it automatically but it ran through D IN. Kinda confusing why that worked. But i didnt want to go that route as you had mentioned that the best sound is from the cable box to receiver then receiver to tv.
oh and currently i have the hdmi from my xbox going to the tv. Is that a good setup or should i try something else for quality. And would optical help with the xbox setup to the blu ray or tv?