Originally Posted by ferl
When using an optical cable to the receiver, the TV will output 5.1 if the TV is the source. If you connect a Bluray player to the TV, the optical cable will only output a 2 channel signal to the receiver. You can download a manual from the Samsung website if you're interested. Also, if you register the TV on the website it extends your warranty for 3 months.
Thank Ferl, especially on the warranty info.
for the optical, I connect the optical from blu ray player directly to the receiver, so I still get the dd 5.1 (i usually use netflix on my player). However, you brought a very valid point, i should consider using netflix directly from the this 'smart' tv with the optical output from tv to receiver to eliminate the middle man (player). I will check if my HT-RC160 Receiver accept 2 optical inputs.
PS: just checked and the ht-rc160 has 2 optical inputs.Edited by hskb - 2/4/13 at 12:03pm