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post #31 of 729
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Originally Posted by FourWheeling View Post

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.
post #32 of 729

Just bought this last night at the bestbuy private event last night and got Anynet+ fully working with my UN60D6000.

So I can confirm that the unit turns off, with volume control with the TV remote using an HDMI cable.Turning on the soundbar requires the soundbar remote.

Does this mean it is TV specific?

I just got it last night first impressions are amazing. This replaced the vizio sound bar which died on me. The sound is much crisper, louder and has a sub woofer which sounds great. I need to test bluetooth audio from my phone but everything is working good and I would recommend.


Edited by Altimas - 6/6/12 at 8:51am
post #33 of 729
Which port do you have the hdmi connected too that you got the unit to turn on and off with anynet?
post #34 of 729
I have to rescind my statement. Everything works except powering on the soundbar, I think I just got a little excited frown.gif
post #35 of 729
I just picked this up yesterday. First hooked it up with Optical and don't like switching remotes for volume so I switched to the HDMI ARC.

The volume works and the auto off works, but no auto on like everyone else, but I'm having issues with the mode its in.

It always starts up in TV ARC, and I get sound but no picture. I switch it to HDMI and I get sound and picture, but any time I switch the source on my tv, or make any other changes it switches the mode over to the optical for some reason.

I am running HDMI out from the cable box into the soundbar then HDMI out from soundbar into the HDMI 2 ARC on the tv. using a Samsung ES6500.

Is anyone else having similar issues, or found a solution?

Thanks
post #36 of 729
I have all my digital devices connect right into my TV. Then connect an HDMI cable from my TV HDMI CEC in port to the soundbar HDMI ARC out port. Turn on anynet+ on both devices and everything works, except you need to power on multiple devices.
post #37 of 729
I tried that, and got no sound. I connected the cable box to HDMI port 1 and the sound bar to HDMI 2 wich is the arc port on my tv.
post #38 of 729
Did you make sure anynet is enabled? As I recall it was disabled by default on the tv.
post #39 of 729
I just hooked one up for a friend.
She noted that the soundbar turned off by it's self and that she had to use the 450's remote to operae volume.
Not convenient....
So I hooked the bar up via the aux input from the TV's audio out.
I set the soundbar volume mid volume and she can use the TV remote (LG) to operate sound level.
( I've not asked her yet if the bar still shuts off automatically )

Can someone please clarify

*Will any sound loss be apparent to the average ear when using analog audio out instead of optical?

* What exactly is ARC that I have read in this thread?

* At present I have her BD player connected to TV via HDMI ( as above, sound out to bar via aux ). What benefit, if any, is there of going directly to the bar via HDMI then to the TV ( She would then have to use the soundbar remote for audio)?

Thanks
post #40 of 729
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Originally Posted by Mayjer View Post

Can someone please clarify
*Will any sound loss be apparent to the average ear when using analog audio out instead of optical?
That depends on the source as well as how the bar applies its DSP to the incoming signal. So sometimes you would not be able to hear a difference; in other cases you would.
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* What exactly is ARC that I have read in this thread?
ARC=audio return channel. It allows audio to be output FROM the TV using the same HDMI cable used to send video TO the TV from an ARC-enabled AVR/soundbar. Both the TV and the external AVR must support ARC. There will be a clearly marked HDMI port with "ARC" next to it.
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* At present I have her BD player connected to TV via HDMI ( as above, sound out to bar via aux ). What benefit, if any, is there of going directly to the bar via HDMI then to the TV ( She would then have to use the soundbar remote for audio)?
Using the analog out from the TV, the soundbar will only receive 2 ch. stereo. So you miss out on the DD/DTS audio tracks contained on blu-rays. As I said above though, how much difference you hear depends on how the bar processes audio anyway.
post #41 of 729
OK,
Thanks for the clarification.

I will try to pursuade her to let me hook her up directly to the bar from the BD player.
I'm assuming this way she would only have to use the bar remote when playing discs......she would then flick to AUX for regular TV viewing.
( still waiting to find out if the bar auto shuts off when turned to aux. )
post #42 of 729
ok. so i bought this today at costco. it sounds great. i hooked it up to by Uverse cable box via hdmi. input to the bar from cable box, then out to the TV. sounds crisp and great.

my problem is, i have 2 other HDMI boxes i want to connect (Xbox and blue-ray player). how do i do this if the bar only has 1 input? my vizio tv has 4 hdmi inputs; one of them is an ARC. does that mean anything?

do i have to unplug and plug each one separately if i want to use them? or am i stuck using the digital optical Out from my tv? i was hoping not to use it and only use HDMI.

please advise. - thanks.
Edited by cleverfool - 6/22/12 at 7:55pm
post #43 of 729
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Originally Posted by cleverfool View Post

ok. so i bought this today at costco. it sounds great. i hooked it up to by Uverse cable box via hdmi. input to the bar from cable box, then out to the TV. sounds crisp and great.
my problem is, i have 2 other HDMI boxes i want to connect (Xbox and blue-ray player). how do i do this if the bar only has 1 input? my vizio tv has 4 hdmi inputs; one of them is an ARC. does that mean anything?
Your choice is to connect ONE of your devices to the soundbar and the other two to your TV, or get an HDMI switch so you can have all three going in to the one HDMI on the soundbar. And yes, having ARC does mean something...see my next response.
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do i have to unplug and plug each one separately if i want to use them? or am i stuck using the digital optical Out from my tv? i was hoping not to use it and only use HDMI.
please advise. - thanks.

Since the TV has ARC you shouldn't need to use optical out as ARC means the same HDMI cable sending video TO the TV can send audio FROM the TV. That said, there have been numerous posts in this thread about Samsung bars not playing nice with other brands of TVs. You'll just have to try it.
post #44 of 729
thanks for the information.

so last question, does the ARC on my hdmi 1 input on my tv output audio to the bar when i am using the other HDMI inputs on my tv? or is it at least supposed to?

i dont know if the HDMI cord that came with the soundbar is ARC. so i need to go get one. but i was just wondering will the ARC input on my tv send sound to soundbar when i am using input 2,3, or 4, because the arc is only on input 1.

hope that makes sense.

thanks.
post #45 of 729
Yes, it made sense. When ARC works correctly between a TV and an external audio system, ALL audio from the TV (internal tuner, devices connected to TV, internet apps) will be sent via the HDMI cable connecting the two ARC ports (IN on TV, OUT on external system). You'll need to check the owner's manuals for both TV and soundbar to see what settings may need to be turned on (HDMI-CTL also known as CEC). Any high-speed HDMI cable will handle ARC.

If all else fails, you can always just connect optical from TV to soundbar. smile.gif
post #46 of 729
thank you so much for explaining that. now, i dont feel so lost.

thank you.

EDIT - AND NOW IT ALL WORKS! all HDMIs going to TV go out to soundbar via ARC. and most wonderfully, my VIZIO tv's remote discovered the soundbar and it controls the volume too! so wonderful (it doesnt control other buttons like settings or anything, but no biggy. as long as it controls volume!). thank you all. so wonderful. i'm happy and relieved now. :-)
Edited by cleverfool - 6/23/12 at 10:24pm
post #47 of 729
just brought my hw e450 sound bar, bit a of a newbie question, but which is best way to set up optical cables or hdmi cables, im in UK, i have a sky hd box, a PS3 and samsung series 5 tv, thanks for any help, i was thinking of connecting up the ps3 and sky box to tv using hdmi cables and then from tv to soundbar using optical cable, does this sound the best option ???
Edited by baz7777777 - 6/24/12 at 1:55am
post #48 of 729
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Originally Posted by baz7777777 View Post

just brought my hw e450 sound bar, bit a of a newbie question, but which is best way to set up optical cables or hdmi cables, im in UK, i have a sky hd box, a PS3 and samsung series 5 tv, thanks for any help, i was thinking of connecting up the ps3 and sky box to tv using hdmi cables and then from tv to soundbar using optical cable, does this sound the best option ???

Read the half dozen or so posts prior to yours as we were just discussing connection options. If your TV has ARC you shouldn't need to use optical. If not, or if ARC won't work, then use optical. You'll may want to connect one of your devices directly to the soundbar.
post #49 of 729
Hey guys,

I just purchased this soundbar at Costco and it sounds pretty good for my small sized room. Anyone know if its possible to program the remote control to turn on/off my LG plasma TV? Or maybe I can program my LG remote to control the soundbar? I can't find this information anywhere and am wondering if it's even possible. I want to minimize the number of remote controls I have out on my table. If its not possible, what are my options?

Any help would be much appreciated, THANKS!!
post #50 of 729
Possumgirl, I have an oppo93 , a Samsung PN51E550 TV, a HW-E440 soundbar, and a Cox cable box. here is how this is hooked up
is this correct? Cable box direct into TV port HDMI 3, the oppo #1 HDMI port to TV HDMI ARC port, the oppo #2 port direct into the
soundbar HDMI port in. the soundbar optical into the TV optical is this ok? thanks,
post #51 of 729
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Originally Posted by st johng View Post

Possumgirl, I have an oppo93 , a Samsung PN51E550 TV, a HW-E440 soundbar, and a Cox cable box. here is how this is hooked up
is this correct? Cable box direct into TV port HDMI 3, the oppo #1 HDMI port to TV HDMI ARC port, the oppo #2 port direct into the
soundbar HDMI port in. the soundbar optical into the TV optical is this ok? thanks,

Well if it's working it's fine, but I wouldn't do it that way. biggrin.gif The TV and soundbar both support ARC so you shouldn't need the optical connection. Connect an HDMI cable from the soundbar's HDMI out port to your TV's HDMI2 (ARC) port. Move the Oppo cable that you have on HDMI2 to HDMI1. Turn on Anynet+ on both the TV and the soundbar. Audio from your cable box should travel via ARC to the soundbar.

I'm assuming that the soundbar doesn't support 3D video passthrough so you're using one Oppo output for video only (to TV) and the other for audio only (to the soundbar)? Is that the case? I didn't see anything in the soundbar specs about 3D video so I'm guessing that's the issue.
post #52 of 729
Correct I do not fine where the soundbar supports 3D video passthrough it has a button for 3D sound only.
Also correct I was using one Oppo output for video only (to TV) and the other for audio only .I am going to
hook it up the way you suggested. The wife and I arn't into 3D (old fashion) so I like the way you suggested.
Thanks.
post #53 of 729
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Originally Posted by st johng View Post

Correct I do not fine where the soundbar supports 3D video passthrough it has a button for 3D sound only.
Also correct I was using one Oppo output for video only (to TV) and the other for audio only .I am going to
hook it up the way you suggested. The wife and I arn't into 3D (old fashion) so I like the way you suggested.
Thanks.

If you don't care about 3D video, you could just connect one of the Oppo outputs to the soundbar and pass both video and audio to the soundbar. The video will (should) be sent out to the TV over the HDMI from soundbar to HDMI2(ARC) port.

So you've got several ways you can connect. Just see which one you're happiest with. smile.gif
post #54 of 729
Ok, here we go: Cable box to TV HDMI-DVI port Oppo HDMI 1 to TV HDMI port 3 Soundbar HDMI out to TV HDMI-ARC
Note: the cable guy put his cable box into the HDMI-DVI and I have not touched this yet.
The Cable box remote does work the soundbar audio did not before. so far so good.
Is this how you suggested? Thanks again,
Edited by st johng - 6/30/12 at 6:08am
post #55 of 729
Hi there, I've recently purchased this Sound Bar but i cant get the Sub Woofer to work??? can anyone help????

Thanks

Peter
post #56 of 729
Hi all. First time post here. This place is a wealth of information! I'm around on some guitar forums with the same name, McQ7.
I had a Sony 5.1 theatre-in-a-box about 10 years ago, but that's long gone now. I recently moved into a new home, and was thinking about a soundbar for budget, ease, connectivity, and convenience. Here's my plan: I've got an HDTV receiver that I'll connect via HDMI to the soundbar, then HDMI out to my Samsung TV. I'll connect my XBox 360 via HDMI to the TV and then send audio to the soundbar via optical cable. The TV is from 2008, so I don't think it's ARC compatible (if it is, then I won't need the optical cable).
Now for a question: one of the main attractions of this soundbar is Bluetooth. Does anyone have any feedback about the range? Are we talking 10 feet like the LG NB3520, or...?
Thanks!
post #57 of 729
I just got one of these FREE with my Samsung es8000 LED. I already have a Pioneer avr, Polk sub and Celestion 5 piece surround but I am curious how this will sound so I just need to play in a few ways....
-Optical out from tv to sound bar
-Optical out from AVR to sound bar , by pass the Celestions and test with both subs

I have a strong hunch that although the 450 is sexy it wont sound near as good enough for me to streamline my setup.
post #58 of 729
Does anyone know how to get the Samsung un8000es60 TV remote to operate the volume level on the HW-e450 sound bar? I connect all source components to the tv via hdmi and use the optical out to the sound bar.
Thank you,
post #59 of 729
Looks like an old post but if you have not figured it out yet use the hdmi output from the soundbar to hdmi2 on your samsung tv. Make sure that anynet is turned on both devices. Now the volume control from the tv remote will work. The speaker button near the top of the e450 remote will shuttle between the tv and soundbar
post #60 of 729
Sorry if this is an old post to respond to - But it looks like some people have had the same issue as I am, but their fix hasnt worked for me.

I am trying to connect the E450 to my Samsung UE40D5520 via HDMI without any luck. I can get Anynet+ to work (So tv volume, channels etc changed with the soundbar remote) but i cant get any sound - And the official Samsung support of "make sure it is plugged in properly" isnt much help...

Basically I have TV (HDMI - I have tried all 4 ports) to sound bar (HDMI out) but no sound being generated by any of the functions. I have tried using two different cables in case thats where the problem was, but no dice.

I have manually told the tv to put sound through external speakers, but all that has achieved is stopping any sound coming from the TV when moving through functions (When this is set to tv speakers the tv will produce sound when on AUX and BT functions, then return to silence on D-IN).

There is every chance i am missing something obvious, but any ideas? Otherwise will be taking this back to the shop i bought it from as at the minute its just agrevating me!

Thanks
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