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Forum: Soundbars   12-17-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By bcab17
Sound bar demo - the Sony 770 challenge

I have never owned a sound bar until now (a small bedroom with no space for 5.1 separates and associated wires). However, over the past month I have tried a few low to mid price options, and I...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 126,407
Posted By bcab17
You are right, if you're dealing with a single...

You are right, if you're dealing with a single external source. However, if you have, for example, a cable box, a Blu-ray player, and apple tv, if you want to send the audio directly to the sound bar...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2014, 07:12 PM
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Views: 126,407
Posted By bcab17
I think you were replying to my post about only...

I think you were replying to my post about only getting 2-ch audio out of the TV from external sources like a cable box or Blu-ray player.


When connecting the H6350 to a sound bar (tried a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-06-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 126,407
Posted By bcab17
No Multi-Channel Audio Out?

Just picked up a 40" H6350 for a bedroom. Connected my cable box via HDMI to the TV, and connected the TV to my sound bar via HDMI ARC, and then tried Optical Audio. In both cases, the Dolby Digital...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-05-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 22
Posted By bcab17
LED Flat Panels and Multi-Channel Audio

I have been shopping for a 40" LED Smart TV for a bedroom, and chose a Samsung 6350 series. When I connected my cable box to it via HDMI, I found out that the TV will send out only 2-channel stereo...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-03-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By bcab17
Multi-Channel Audio and HDMI ARC

I never thought connecting a cable box, TV, and sound bar would be this confusing. I'm new to HDMI ARC, but I have been told that when connecting a TV and a sound bar via HDMI ARC jacks,...
Forum: Soundbars   12-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By bcab17
I have a Samsung H6350 series (one step down from...

I have a Samsung H6350 series (one step down from the 6400 series), so maybe that's why I'm getting different info from Samsung. They told me that the tv's ARC jack will send multi-channel audio to...
Forum: Soundbars   12-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By bcab17
My TV and sound bar are different from yours...

My TV and sound bar are different from yours (Samsung H6350 series and Denon DHT-S514). According to the Samsung manual and confirmed by their tech support, the TV will only pass 2-channel audio out...
Forum: Soundbars   11-28-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By bcab17
That's interesting. I have not heard that...

That's interesting. I have not heard that connecting a device directly to the sound bar can screw things up. I just got a sound bar with one HDMI input and one HDMI ARC jack. I was planning on...
Forum: Soundbars   11-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By bcab17
I am researching my first sound bar purchase, so...

I am researching my first sound bar purchase, so I don't have "practical knowledge" about ARC, but from everything I have read and heard, it is absolutely the best way to connect between sound bar...
Forum: Soundbars   11-27-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By bcab17
I've been testing a few sound bars, and from what...

I've been testing a few sound bars, and from what I can tell, having an HDMI input (and an ARC jack to the TV) is a major plus, but not a necessity. I think the optical audio from a TV into a sound...
Forum: Soundbars   11-27-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By bcab17
I have a Samsung 40H6350 and am looking to pick...

I have a Samsung 40H6350 and am looking to pick up the same Denon S514 sound bar. I have two devices to be connected. This is what I think would be the best way to make the connections:
1) Cable DVR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By bcab17
Thanks for the input. I found an article saying...

Thanks for the input. I found an article saying it's more about operating the equipment right after a quick temperature change...like keeping an A/V receiver in an unheated garage in the winter, then...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By bcab17
Electronics Storage Question

I need to store some a/v equipment in a storage unit that is NOT climate-controlled. I live in NY, so there will be temperature extremes from summer through the winter. Here is a list of the...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By bcab17
Does 60Hz vs 120Hz make a difference on a 32" LED

I'm getting a 32" LED for the bedroom Viewing distance will be about 8 to 10 feet, and the source will be Verizon FiOS (which I think is 1080i). We watch many types of programing...mostly movies...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-09-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,351
Views: 639,638
Posted By bcab17
I just picked up a UN32H5203 for our bedroom...

I just picked up a UN32H5203 for our bedroom (still in the box). My first question is how to update to the latest firmware. When it connects via WIFI will it automatically look for updates, download...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 159,268
Posted By bcab17
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jprc http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1466026/official-samsung-unxxf5000-and-unxxf5500-owners-thread/120#post_23728416)

Maybe...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,421
Posted By bcab17
Sometimes the wifi signal is lost when streaming...

Sometimes the wifi signal is lost when streaming on a Samsung smart tv. The wifi signal strength is low on the tv meter, yet it's strong on my laptop when it's right next to the tv.

Would some...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-12-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 159,268
Posted By bcab17
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nogib http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1466026/official-samsung-unxxf5000-and-unxxf5500-owners-thread/120#post_23724549)

Why...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,246,413
Posted By bcab17
I will be setting up the 32" model for my son's...

I will be setting up the 32" model for my son's apartment. Here's my plan:

I will have a very small window of time at his apartment, so I'm thinking that I would set up the tv at my house when it...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,246,413
Posted By bcab17
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ursa99 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1452199/official-vizio-m-series-razor-mxx1i-thread/4380#post_23722105)

I sometimes use...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 159,268
Posted By bcab17
The 5500 seems to be an excellent tv, but one...

The 5500 seems to be an excellent tv, but one thing that concerns me is the 60hz. refresh rate. Has any noticed any negative motion issues? Also, I'm getting the smallest size (32"), and was...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,246,413
Posted By bcab17
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ursa99 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1452199/official-vizio-m-series-razor-mxx1i-thread/4380#post_23721402)

The Vizio is a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,246,413
Posted By bcab17
Hope this is not too dumb a question... If...

Hope this is not too dumb a question...

If I don't want the Soap Opera Effect, and I turn off the smooth motion option (or whatever Vizio calls it), is the refresh rate still 120hz.? I generally...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 159,268
Posted By bcab17
Would anyone please share suggested settings for...

Would anyone please share suggested settings for the UN32F5500...or please give me a link to another post that might have this info.

I'm setting this tv up for my son's apartment. He is NOT a...
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