Originally Posted by pitviper33
Maybe somebody with soundbar experience can step in. I've never used one or even looked at them, so this is speculation. I imagine you'll get sound to the soundbar via the optical port on the TV. If that's the case, I don't think the TV will have any way to control power state or volume. Maybe there's a soundbar out there that can hook up via HDMI and then communicate power state and volume level using HDMI CEC protocol. I don't know, but that's what I'd look into.
I'm looking at getting one of these.....Denon DHT-S514. From the few reviews I've read, it sounded like a good option.
You can hook it up via ARC HDMI, Optical, etc. Comes with a wireless sub.
The thing I really like about it is that the unit can learn/be programmed to go on and off with the display, and volume control with any remote (Display/Fios/Cable/Universal), so it can really be seamless
, which will make my wife happy
. When I want to use my existing 5.1 system, I can just power off the soundbar seperate from the display, and power up the receiver. Anyone have any first-hand knowledge/experience with this item?
By the way, my wife turned to me last night and told me how good she thought the new Samsung looked (not yet calibrated). Normally she would say she didn't know why I upgraded, the old one was fine. Last night she said it was an excellent choice and she was happy I bought it. Woo Hoo for the WAF.