Yes, I don't believe the Samsung DLP has ARC either - not sure where to confirm but I didn't see 'ARC' next to HDMI. I will rewire the second HDMI cable from CT to Samsung.
Btw, I stupidly scratched my soundbar (small white fan hit it on top) and now it has some marks. Would anyone know how to do a clean buff of a sound bar?
Thank you for the quick reply Possumgirl (I also live in So Cal!).