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Does samsung TV Pass 5.1 on via ARC?

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If I have a DVR hooked up to my TV via HDMI and my TV hooked up to speakers (sound bar) via HDMI (ARC), does the HDMI (ARC) pass the 5.1 signal from Dish DVR? Its a Samsung UN50F7100.
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If I have a DVR hooked up to my TV via HDMI and my TV hooked up to speakers (sound bar) via HDMI (ARC), does the HDMI (ARC) pass the 5.1 signal from Dish DVR? Its a Samsung UN50F7100.

 

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.

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OK. Just playing with different options on my sound bar....let the TV handle everything vs. plugging everything into the sound bar.
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OK. Just playing with different options on my sound bar....let the TV handle everything vs. plugging everything into the sound bar.

 

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.

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If I have a DVR hooked up to my TV via HDMI and my TV hooked up to speakers (sound bar) via HDMI (ARC), does the HDMI (ARC) pass the 5.1 signal from Dish DVR? Its a Samsung UN50F7100.
Its very rare that a TV will just passthrough the 5.1 signals. Most standard audio outs on TV's only output stereo even if just intaking surround sound

Best sound you can would be going from the device directly to the AV receiver and just output the video to the TV
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Its very rare that a TV will just passthrough the 5.1 signals. Most standard audio outs on TV's only output stereo even if just intaking surround sound

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.

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But an HDMI WILL pass the 5.1 back to the receiver right? I know an optical won't unless its straight to the receiver.
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If I have a DVR hooked up to my TV via HDMI and my TV hooked up to speakers (sound bar) via HDMI (ARC), does the HDMI (ARC) pass the 5.1 signal from Dish DVR? Its a Samsung UN50F7100.

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"
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Both devices support arc. Both are brand new current devices.
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But an HDMI WILL pass the 5.1 back to the receiver right? I know an optical won't unless its straight to the receiver.
Yes a Blu-ray player will output surround sound from its HDMI cable to the receiver
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Its very rare that a TV will just passthrough the 5.1 signals. Most standard audio outs on TV's only output stereo even if just intaking surround sound

Best sound you can would be going from the device directly to the AV receiver and just output the video to the TV

^^^ Really??? Don't know if that is true, but he did not mention a receiver...yet.
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Yes a Blu-ray player will output surround sound from its HDMI cable to the receiver

Is he talking about a Blu-Ray player?
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