HI - i'm looking at this sound bar for my samsung 60" but have a question on the setup.
Everyone seems to be saying run hdmi out from stb/xbox/dvd player into soundbar and the sound bar OUT to tv.
Does the sound bar pass the video signal through on this HDMI ARC output? (it must but i see the previous post on the sensing of the display not working back to the cable box).
Does it do that when the soundbar is off?
I'd really rather not require the sound bar to be on all the time - i plan to use it for movies and sports,etc but for causal tv watching wasn't planning to use it.
Understand the optical out on the tvs don't pass through the encoding but do any TVs have the ARC output (that would seem more logical to me of how to run this?).
Thanks for the help!
PS -To the post above about the wrong resolution when running through the cable box i believe you can setup the cablebox to manually set the resolution output you want (i had a tv that my cable box would squish for non-high def channels - there was a setting in the cable box guide i found to override it (http://www.wavebroadband.com/support/cable/docs/DCX3501M-User-Guide.pdf
)...I think i had to disconnect the hdmi cable to get to the menu setting.