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HDTV Technical > Samsung SmartHub videos and 5.1 sound?
Cosmic Wizard's Avatar Cosmic Wizard 08:10 PM 04-16-2013
Hi,

It just occurred to me that since my new Samsung ES7500 TV, by design, does not output 5.1 sound on optical out, there is no way I can watch my USB/Allshare and those streaming app videos (youtube etc) in surround sound!! Please correct me if this understanding is wrong but sounds like a big rip off frown.gif

Is there a work around?

Thanks,
YP

retiredengineer's Avatar retiredengineer 08:46 PM 04-16-2013
There is a thread on avsforum that discusses your issue.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1438853/official-samsung-smart-hub-fiasco-thread
Cosmic Wizard's Avatar Cosmic Wizard 08:59 PM 04-16-2013
Thanks retiredengineer!

I just had a chat with Samsung support and the rep claimed that I should be able to get 5.1 sound over HDMI ARC but not optical out. Can anyone confirm? Not that it helps me since my HT has no ARC.
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