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post #691 of 729
Im having trouble setting this up with my tv. My tv is an LG 55LM7600. Its currently setup like this.

TV

HDMI 1: HD Cable box
HDMI 2: Xbox 360
HDMI 3: empty
HDMI 4: Samsung HW-E450 HDMI Out


Soundbar

HDMI In: Panasonic Bluray Player
HDMI Out: TV input 4
Optical In: Hd Cable Box

Now i can't get the sound bar to work with All of the inputs. This happened after i hooked up the HD Cable box. Before i had the Xbox 360 connected to the hdmi in on the sound bar. And i was getting cable to my tv via coax cable. There used to be a tv arc input that would show on the sound bar but now it doesn't appear at all. Also now i can use the sound bar when i have one of the smart apps like netflix running.


Can someone who has this working the correct way help me out.
post #692 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrOverSt View Post

Im having trouble setting this up with my tv. My tv is an LG 55LM7600. Its currently setup like this.

TV

HDMI 1: HD Cable box
HDMI 2: Xbox 360
HDMI 3: empty
HDMI 4: Samsung HW-E450 HDMI Out


Soundbar

HDMI In: Panasonic Bluray Player
HDMI Out: TV input 4
Optical In: Hd Cable Box

Now i can't get the sound bar to work with All of the inputs. This happened after i hooked up the HD Cable box. Before i had the Xbox 360 connected to the hdmi in on the sound bar. And i was getting cable to my tv via coax cable. There used to be a tv arc input that would show on the sound bar but now it doesn't appear at all. Also now i can use the sound bar when i have one of the smart apps like netflix running.


Can someone who has this working the correct way help me out.


Looks like i just solved my own problem biggrin.gif The ARC input was HDMI 1. Which is weird because i could have sworn had it working when i had the sound bar hooked to input 2.
post #693 of 729
Amazon has the F450 for $235 incl shipping.
post #694 of 729
Does anyone know what version of LPCM this sound bar supports? I'm trying to get it to work with my Wii-U, but it will ONLY output stereo. Where as with my xbox it will output 5.1. I'm wondering if I need a different HDMI cable, but before I drop money on one, I wanted to see if this soundbar even supports the LPCM version that the Wii-U uses.
post #695 of 729
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Originally Posted by cjvnyc View Post

Amazon has the F450 for $235 incl shipping.

It's now $217 !
post #696 of 729
You can use an audio cable into the back of the sound bar and the iPhone. I have to changed my input mode to Analog for it to play. Sounds great.
post #697 of 729
I cant seem to find the fix for the soundbar defaulting to D. IN

I have my Uverse box connected to the soundbar via HDMI then another HDMI to the TV. Every time I power up it switches to D.IN twice and I have to hit "source" twice in order for it to stay on HDMI input.

I read that turning off Anynet will stop this but I wont be able to adjust the volume using the Uverse remote.

I bought a Toslink optical cable but havent tried that yet.

Is there a fix for this???
post #698 of 729
The fix for me was to turn everything else on, wait a few seconds, and then turn the soundbar on last. That didn't work all of the time, though. I just got used to it over time.
post #699 of 729
I have HDMI from a Directv box to the HW-F450 soundbar with hdmi to the tv input. Is there anyway to use the Directv remote to control the Samsung TV AND the volume on the HW-F450 sound bar?
post #700 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppalachianBob View Post

I have HDMI from a Directv box to the HW-F450 soundbar with hdmi to the tv input. Is there anyway to use the Directv remote to control the Samsung TV AND the volume on the HW-F450 sound bar?

If I am understanding you correctly, enabling AnyNet+ on your TV and your soundbar should do what you want. You will then be able to control the soundbar volume and turn it off with your TV. That is assuming that your remote currently controls your TV.
post #701 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctego View Post

If I am understanding you correctly, enabling AnyNet+ on your TV and your soundbar should do what you want. You will then be able to control the soundbar volume and turn it off with your TV. That is assuming that your remote currently controls your TV.

You specifically left out turning soundbar on with this setup?? Can't be done?
post #702 of 729
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Originally Posted by WynsWrld98 View Post

You specifically left out turning soundbar on with this setup?? Can't be done?

No although I have heard that some 2013 Samsung TV's will power on as well.
post #703 of 729

Help 

 

i have just purchased this system but so far can not get any sound out of the speakers,

The tv is a samsung UE39F5500 smart led tv and the sound bar is a hwe450, i have the soundbar connected to the tv using the hdmi slot on the tv to the hdmi out on the speakers

 

i have used the bluetooth feature and can confirm the set up is working like this i jsut can't get any output from the t.v.

 

I have updated the software to the latest software on the T.V.

 

the sub has a solid blue light on it and is synced with the bar

 

why will it not play anything 

 

Thanks 


Edited by west-wot - 10/7/13 at 11:58am
post #704 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by west-wot View Post

Help 

i have just purchased this system but so far can not get any sound out of the speakers,
The tv is a samsung UE39F5500 smart led tv and the sound bar is a hwe450, i have the soundbar connected to the tv using the hdmi slot on the tv to the hdmi out on the speakers

i have used the bluetooth feature and can confirm the set up is working like this i jsut can't get any output from the t.v.

I have updated the software to the latest software on the T.V.

the sub has a solid blue light on it and is synced with the bar

why will it not play anything 

Thanks 

I can't find any documentation online for your TV. Does it support ARC? What sources are you trying to use and how do you have them connected? If your TV supports ARC, connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI/ARC port on your TV to the HDMI OUT on the soundbar and activate AnyNet+ on both the TV and the soundbar. I have heard that you also need to have the source on the soundbar set to D.IN. If your TV doesn't support ARC, you can either connect a source to the HDMI input on the soundbar or you can connect your sources to your TV and then connect it to the soundbar via optical.
post #705 of 729

Yes - after I bought the HW-F450  and had my own initial problems due to the very weak manual -- it is obvious that 

the   real obvious usecase  ---  use the soundbar on TV and control it via TV remote  -- was NOT implemented by the Samsung engineers.

 

Now you could ask yourself, why obvious the support and company is so ignorant against user complains?

 

Everyone is frustrated about the stupid implemetation. Why I can understand the optical cable connection features
( turn off after 20 mins )  the ARC/Anynet  not turning on the Soundbar is just a joke.  I am planning to return the device and 
might stay away from Samsung in the future, since their interest is NOT customer satisfaction at all. They focus on selling only and coming with new products - while not improving and learn from the users. Engineer wise this would be simple to be done, but 
this is a big sign of ignoring customers.

post #706 of 729

Oh dear was thinking of buying one of these soundbars for my Samsung  series seven Tv but now after seeing all the problems will be buying a Yamaha.

The reason I want one is that the sound bars are so easy to install ....oh boy I think not.

post #707 of 729
Hi,
I have connected my sound bar to my Samsung SmartTV via my Sky Digital HD tuner using the HDMI connection.
So my basic connection is from Sky box to sound bar to TV.
All works ok but I have the annoying result in that when I power up TV, sound bar and Sky box all is ok and picture is displayed and the sound bar displays the last input source setting I gave it "HDMI", but then after 10 secs the sound bar reverts to the first input setting "D-IN" and I lose the picture until I set the input source back to HDMI.
I thought that as long as the sound bar was receiving a HDMI signal then it would not revert to the 1st setting of D-IN, this clearly isn't the case as the picture/sound is displayed for approx 10 secs before being lost.
Is there some way I can set the default setting on the sound bar to HDMI or is there something I else I can do to stop this annoying habit smile.gif
Best a Regards,
Martin
post #708 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by martinrees View Post

Hi,
I have connected my sound bar to my Samsung SmartTV via my Sky Digital HD tuner using the HDMI connection.
So my basic connection is from Sky box to sound bar to TV.
All works ok but I have the annoying result in that when I power up TV, sound bar and Sky box all is ok and picture is displayed and the sound bar displays the last input source setting I gave it "HDMI", but then after 10 secs the sound bar reverts to the first input setting "D-IN" and I lose the picture until I set the input source back to HDMI.
I thought that as long as the sound bar was receiving a HDMI signal then it would not revert to the 1st setting of D-IN, this clearly isn't the case as the picture/sound is displayed for approx 10 secs before being lost.
Is there some way I can set the default setting on the sound bar to HDMI or is there something I else I can do to stop this annoying habit smile.gif
Best a Regards,
Martin

If you looked a little up on this page or anywhere else in this thread, you would see that this is a known glitch. What occasionally worked for me is turning everything else on first and then the soundbar last.
post #709 of 729
post #710 of 729

I know this is an old post but I was having the same problem for months and finally solved it so I thought I'd share.  It's unfortunate Samsung's tech support borders on useless.  

 

In Netflix, on the movie menu, there is a section for something like "Sub Titles and Audio".  Select Stereo only, not Dolby Surround and the sound will no longer drop out.

post #711 of 729

I had the same issue and the only way to get not to default to D.IN and go to HDMI was to turn everything off, turn the TV back on and turn the sound bar on.  Unfortunately the sound would not come out of the sound bar.  The only way I have managed to get things "mostly" working is by connecting and HDMI cable AND a fiber optic cable.  Connected that way, I can get sound out of the sound bar, control the volume using the TV remote and when I turn the TV off the sound bar also turns off.  The only thing that doesn't work with this is the sound bar does not turn on automatically when the TV is turned on.

post #712 of 729
If I recall correctly, you have to have a 2013 Samsung TV model F6400 or better for all features to work.

My HW-F450 is connected to my F6400 via HDMI-ARC; it turns on and off automatically when the TV does, and I can control the sound bar with the TVs Smart Touch Remote.
post #713 of 729

Has anyone been able to get this soundbar hooked up to an AV Receiver?  I am having trouble doing this.  I am a novice, however, I believe it is possible that both the receiver and this soundbar are output devices.  Let me know if anyone has been able to do this and exactly how they made the connection.

 

Thanks,


Curtis

post #714 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ewright27 View Post

Just FYI; I had all sorts of issues with my HW-E450 last year. I tried three HDMI cables and an optical, and still the sound would cut out intermittently when streaming, it would turn off with the TV but not on, the source would reset every time I turned it on, some of the features didn't work right, etc. I just bought an HW-F450 (2013 replacement) this morning, and am happy to report that all issues are fixed. It turns on and off with the TV, sound never drops no matter the source, and all features work as advertised. My Samsung F6400 TV remote controls the soundbar, and the soundbar remote controls the TV.

I've tested every feature, and made sure the issues I had with HW-E450 aren't present. It looks exactly like the HW-E450 (beautiful), but it actually works. smile.gif

I read the Smart On functionality which enables your TV’s remote control to automatically turn on the sound bar whenever you decide to turn on the TV. However, this feature only works for any Samsung Smart TVs released in 2013.

 

What year did you purchase your TV? Model?

 

EDIT:

Just saw this post:

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ewright27 View Post

If I recall correctly, you have to have a 2013 Samsung TV model F6400 or better for all features to work.

My HW-F450 is connected to my F6400 via HDMI-ARC; it turns on and off automatically when the TV does, and I can control the sound bar with the TVs Smart Touch Remote.
 

Edited by Coots - 11/23/13 at 11:03am
post #715 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrHoop View Post
 

I know this is an old post but I was having the same problem for months and finally solved it so I thought I'd share.  It's unfortunate Samsung's tech support borders on useless.  

 

In Netflix, on the movie menu, there is a section for something like "Sub Titles and Audio".  Select Stereo only, not Dolby Surround and the sound will no longer drop out.

I've found this works for me, too.  But it's annoying because you have to change the audio EVERY time you watch something.  It doesn't remember the setting and automatically defaults to 5.1 surround.

 

Has anyone had the audio cut in and out problem with Netflix on 5.1 Surround while using the HW-F450 soundbar?

post #716 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coots View Post
 

I've found this works for me, too.  But it's annoying because you have to change the audio EVERY time you watch something.  It doesn't remember the setting and automatically defaults to 5.1 surround.

 

Has anyone had the audio cut in and out problem with Netflix on 5.1 Surround while using the HW-F450 soundbar?

You know, I was comparing specs between my TV and the "newer version" on Samsung's website.

 

My TV:

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN32EH5300FXZA-specs

 

Newer model:

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN32F6300AFXZA-specs

 

Under the Audio section, I noticed my TV (the 5300) only does DTS 2.0 + Digital Out.

The newer 6300 model does DTS Premium Sound 5.1.  

 

I wonder if that is why my TV + Soundbar experience audio drop-outs while using Netflix with the audio settings at 5.1 surround sound?  Any ideas?

post #717 of 729

I just wanted to let everyone know the HW-F450 did NOT fix the audio drop outs for me.

post #718 of 729

picked one of these ups with a F7100.  Paired and easy to use. Not a lot of sound choices but what is everyone going with?  I've been playing but can't determine what I like I best yet.

post #719 of 729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ewright27 View Post

If I recall correctly, you have to have a 2013 Samsung TV model F6400 or better for all features to work.

My HW-F450 is connected to my F6400 via HDMI-ARC; it turns on and off automatically when the TV does, and I can control the sound bar with the TVs Smart Touch Remote.


I thought F6400 and higher was for bluetooth connectivity,
I have a F6300, although I havent connected the soundbar yet, I was hoping the HDMI ARC would allow volume and on/off with the tv remote
post #720 of 729
I just got a Sammy UN55F6300 over Black Friday and it pairs perfectly with the refurbished HW-E450C I bought last year. I'm partly surprised from what I have read on this thread and trouble I had with my former TV, but just about everything works as expected. The sound bar and TV are connected via HDMI ARC and I am able to control with the stock TV remote; simultaneous power on/off, volume up/down, mute. Similarly, the sound bar remote can control supported buttons also. The only gripe I have is that the volume number doesn't appear on the TV, does on the soundbar, when changing the volume and only an animation. However, the volume number does show up when the mute button is toggled. If anyone has any questions let me know!
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