I just purchased a soundbar and BD player for my relatively new TV. The model numbers are:
Samsung LN55C630 TV
Samsung HT-WS1G Soundbar
I originally connected the soundbar via its optial cable to the TV, and the BD via HDMI to the TV. I then configured the TV for "external speakers". This worked in that I could get sound either via normal TV and through the BD player. The problem is the sound is very soft for voices and loud for FX. We have to turn the volume up to hear the actors but then any other sounds are very loud. I realize I shouldn't expect the greatest audio from the soundbar but at this point it's nearly useless as we either suffer from too soft, too loud or have to keep adjusting the volume as the scene changes.
I'm hoping there's something in one of the device settings or the cable configuration to help resolve this. I read elsewhere that it is better to hook the soundbar directly to the BD player but when I do that the TV can't use it anymore. Or at least, I can't figure out how to make it work. I'm a novice for all this so help would be greatly appreciated.