Need some help. Bought Samsung UN40ES6100 HDTV and HW-E450 Sound Bar. Do I need to connect both the Optical cable and a HDMI Anynet+ (want the latter's functionality) ?
Plan to connect a LG BD player directly to the TV with HDMI 2 ARC. I do not plan to connect any components to the Sound Bar.
Will the above described connections work ok or will I have problems?
You may want to read the posts on this page from other owners regarding connections. If you're not going to connect any devices to the soundbar, just run optical from TV to bar; however, you won't be usiing Anynet+ that way. If you want to use Anynet+, suggest you connect BD player to soundbar, then connect HDMI from bar's ARC-out to TV's HDMI2 (ARC) in.