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easwar 11:56 AM 08-12-2014
HI

I am frustrated trying to make ARC work between SONY kdl-42w700b and Samsung soundbar HW-F551

Here are the steps used
1) First cautiously used HDMI 1.4 version cable
2) Connected the kdl-42w700b HDMI 2 port (ARC) to the Samsung soundbar HW-F551 (ARC Supported) HDMI OUT (ARC)
3) Anynet+ turned on (as suggested by Samsung)
4) Had my DTH connected in HDMI 1.
5) Turned both TV & Soundbar ON
6) TV volume in MIN, (tried with TV volume at MAX too)
7) Soundbar volume in MAX
8) Tried switching speaker out to AVR (both in TV and Soundbar)
9) Also tried switching speaker out to TV (both in TV and Soundbar), also in combinations
To my frustration no sound coming out of Soundbar. Independently it works in USB, HDMI passthrough, optical (D.IN), AUX, except in AVR. Can anyone guide me. Thanks in advance.
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JChin's Avatar JChin 05:54 PM 08-12-2014
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Originally Posted by easwar View Post
I am frustrated trying to make ARC work between SONY kdl-42w700b and Samsung soundbar HW-F551
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2) Connected the kdl-42w700b HDMI 2 port (ARC) to the Samsung soundbar HW-F551 (ARC Supported) HDMI OUT (ARC)
3) Anynet+ turned on (as suggested by Samsung)
Hi easwar, you didn't mention but enable Bravia Sync (Control for HDMI) on the Sony HDTV (may have to power off and back on the TV and Sound bar after the settings).
easwar 08:32 AM 08-13-2014
Thanks JChin. I missed it, I tried Bravia Sync, but didnt help much. After 4 hours of struggle i found the problem. To my bad it was a strange issue. Here is what happened

1) i disconnected all cables and just did one hdmi connection between TV and Soundbar through ARC (HDMI 2 port in Sony TV)
2) after multiple Anynet ON & OFF, at one point it showed sign of connection. but didnt last long and didnt come back too.
3) I reset the Soundbar (long press Stop button)
4) Then it worked through ARC. I was able to hear the sound. (at that time i was playing USB songs)
!!!Strange part comes now!!!
5) without disturbing the settings i connected my DTH (HDMI 1 port) & DVD player (HDMI 3 port) to TV
6) Then, ARC didnt work no sound from Soundbar
7) I realized it could be a cable issue. Started ruling out cables one-by-one, my DVD player cable was the culprit. When I used the (defective) cable I could see HDMI video but ARC was not working. Strange thing, though it was not connected in ARC port, whenever i use the cable (non-ARC port) the ARC is not working, i dont see a logic here.
8) After changing the (so called) defective cable, i didnt have any issues. I have connected all my devices to TV and Audio return to Soundbar. Awesome, it works very good. I could able to control my tv and soundbar in one single remote. It is a magic.

Thanks for your support and advise.
Tags: arc , hw-f551 , kdl42w700b
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