I just bought a Samsung 55" D6900 LED TV.
I'm seeing some advice and knowledge on how you guys have connected this TV to HT amps.
This TV has apps like netflix, browser, etc., so in order to listen to this content I either need to use the TV speakers or find a way to send the audio output to my amp (an older Denon with no HDMI)
What I tried:
As would normally do, I connected the HDMI cable from my comcast HD DVR to the TV, then connected the DVR toslink to the amp. It worked great and I got digital surround sound.
But of course I can't hear any of the "connected content" like netflix.
Okay, so I switched the toslink, instead of from DVR>AMP, I went TV>Amp
so now I hear everything, but I noticed the digital sound light on the denon wasn't coming on.
so I dug in the TV manual and I see this very disappointing paragraph
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL)
x When you connect a Digital Audio System to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack, decrease the volume
of both the TV and the system.
x 5.1 CH (channel) audio is available when you connect the TV to an external device supporting 5.1 CH.
x When the receiver (home theater) is set to on, you can hear sound output from the TV's optical jack. When the
TV is receiving a DTV signal, the TV will send 5.1 CH sound to the home theater receiver. When the source is a
digital component such as a DVD player / Blu-ray player / cable box / STB (Set-Top-Box) satellite receiver and
and you connected it to the TV via HDMI, you will only hear 2 CH audio from the home theater receiver. If you
want to hear 5.1 CH audio, connect the digital audio out jack from your DVD / Blu-ray player / cable box / STB
satellite receiver directly to an amplifier or home theater.
I'm not happy about this, I've been out of the loop on tv's since I bought my last one, a rear projection mitsu, so it's been a while. I don't know if this is how other TV's are or how the industry has gone, but this stinks.
Solutions, as I see them:
1- live with 2CH sound
2- Connect one toslink DVR>AMP, and set it to, say, TV input on amp, and also TV>AMP and set that to something else that accepts the toslink in, on mine I have three...
Then when I watch normal TV I'd program my Harmony remote to choose the proper AMP setting and when I want to watch a connected content, I'd have to switch the amp to the TV toslink.
Am I missing something? how have you guys done these connections?