TV: Samsung UN46F6300
Soundbar: Samsung HW-F550
When I connect like the manual indicates (Cable box HDMI >F550 HDMI in) and (F550 HDMI out > TV HDMI ARC) the F550 does turn on and off with the TV and I see a graphic indication of the volume changing, but I get no sound. Nothing, not even from apps like Netflix. Like others have stated, when using Anynet+ the bar defaults to D. IN and even if switched to HDMI it will switch back.
So, the only way I can get this to work is by using an optical cable (TV optical out> F550 Optical in). Now I get sound, but it does not appear that this is the way this setup is supposed to work. No mention of having to use the optical cable in the manual.
Shouldn't I be able to eliminate the optical cable from the equation?
I hate using workarounds for almost $1K worth of equipment. Everything I have read about HDMI cables indicate they are all the same, but the manual says the ARC function is not available if the HDMI cable does not support it...could it be the cable?
The manual instructs us on doing it the way you have it, (and I did) but it's clearly wrong and doesnt work the way it should and we want it to.
Now I can control tv,soundbar and Directv with one remote and they all turn on and off correctly and go to the right input. (just make sure you have ANYNET turned on both the tv and soundbar).
Just purchased a new Samsung 7 series smart tv and samsung hw-f550 soundbar a couple of weeks ago. I'm also trying to sync the soundbar to my current directv remote so that I won't have to hassle with 2 remotes. I have a genie hd dvr. The directv tech recommended that I not use the genie remote that came with it due to various technical problems he said that people are having with it right now. I wasn't thinking at the time but I should of had him program the soundbar to the remote.
I'm currently using a RC64 directv remote to control the tv and receiver. Will I be able to program this remote to control the soundbar (on/off, volume up/down), or will I need a different directv remote? Thanks in advance, it's appreciated.
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