Originally Posted by Justin Sullins
I don't claim to know what I'm talking about when it comes to sound issues but by plugging the soundbar (optical) into the tv and Directv outputting DD via HDMI to tv, thus whatever audio signal the tv is receiving being sent to soundbar which plays DD and DTS. I was told by the salesman who sold me the soundbar that's how the operation works. Is that not true? I also found out that my tv has DD+ but It's greyed out on my tv menu.
No worries. I have two plasma screens, one Samsung and One Panasonic, and neither of them output DD sound via an HDMI input. Only if I were to use an over the air antennae. I don't know why there is that limit but there is. Maybe your TV is capable of outputting DD from an HDMI input? If you bought from a place like Best Buy the salesman may not have been accurate. I find they tend to not understand some of the details, unfortunately they aren't always willing to admit that and give out bad info.
I know that some soundbars have HDMI In and out, so if that's the case with yours you could always go that option.