Originally Posted by brazosdog02
Ill probably have the same problem, I mistyped my model...its a UN50F6300. If you set it to 'external speaker' or whatever, why does it go back to tv speakers on its own?
So I will have to use two remotes for this setup?
Don't choose 'External Speaker' or you'll get no sound at all, choose 'Receiver' when using HDMI-ARC."why does it go back to tv speakers on its own?"
I think of it as Samsung's way of saying 'screw you' for not buying a Samsung soundbar, although if you look on page 128 of the TV's owner's manual under the heading of 'Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)' it clearly states the following:Precautions
* This feature does not support other manufacturer's products.
From all the comments I've read on Amazon comments, this forum and others, Samsung certainly is not the only manufacturer to have HDMI-CEC conflicts with other manufacturer's soundbars. In other words, any time you mix one manufacturer's TV with another manufacturer's soundbar (via HDMI-ARC(CEC), you can expect less than ideal results.
Trade names for CEC are:
Aquos Link (Sharp)
BRAVIA Link and BRAVIA Sync (Sony)
Kuro Link (Pioneer)
CE-Link and Regza Link (Toshiba)
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) (Onkyo)
RuncoLink (Runco International)
HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, VIERA Link (Panasonic)
NetCommand for HDMI (Mitsubishi)"So I will have to use two remotes for this setup?"
I only use the TV's remote to change the output to 'Receiver' when I first turn the TV on, for the rest of the day I use my cabel company provided universal remote to control volume and on/off & change channel. I never touch the soundbar's remote anymore since I've got it where it sounds best to me.