TV: Samsung UN46F6300
Soundbar: Samsung HW-F550
When I connect like the manual indicates (Cable box HDMI >F550 HDMI in) and (F550 HDMI out > TV HDMI ARC) the F550 does turn on and off with the TV and I see a graphic indication of the volume changing, but I get no sound. Nothing, not even from apps like Netflix. Like others have stated, when using Anynet+ the bar defaults to D. IN and even if switched to HDMI it will switch back.
So, the only way I can get this to work is by using an optical cable (TV optical out> F550 Optical in). Now I get sound, but it does not appear that this is the way this setup is supposed to work. No mention of having to use the optical cable in the manual.
Shouldn't I be able to eliminate the optical cable from the equation?
I hate using workarounds for almost $1K worth of equipment. Everything I have read about HDMI cables indicate they are all the same, but the manual says the ARC function is not available if the HDMI cable does not support it...could it be the cable?