Does samsung TV Pass 5.1 on via ARC?
Gear mentioned in this thread:
I'm pretty sure it does. I have my 360 and PS3 into my TV (UN46ES6150), and then a cable from the TV to the receiver. I haven't had any issue with my 5.1 sound.
Yeah that's the most common way I've seen. All the video to the TV and then the audio via HDMI or optical from the TV to the soundbar.
Best sound you can would be going from the device directly to the AV receiver and just output the video to the TV
I think you're right actually. I forgot that I put an optical cable straight to my receiver from my 360 and then the HDMI to the TV.
Both devices have to support ARC, and if the device that you are trying to send the digital TV signal to, uses an "older" HDMI version, then audio may not work. I think your post states that you do in fact have the HDMI cable hooked to the "marked" ARC HDMI "out" on the TV. My Samsung 8000 model has ARC stamped on the "HDMI 2" "out port". I could not find your TV model number in the Samsung support web site...many, many, many numbers there. Did you look for this answer in the TV section of AVS? "The official UN50F7100 thread"
^^^ Really??? Don't know if that is true, but he did not mention a receiver...yet.