Last week I bought a Q80R QLED TV running firmware 1605.0 and HW-Q70R Soundbar running firmware 1006.0. (Both bought from Best Buy). My Spectrum DVR is connected to HDMI1, my Shield TV connected to HDMI2 and the Soundbar is connected to HDMI4 (ARC). The TV is connected the Soundbar HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) port and to SW-8500S rears via BT. Anynet+ CEC is turned on in the TV. The Soundbar input is set to HDMI TV ARC and Sync is set to 0. I'm very happy with the picture and of the sound quality, but I have a couple small issues and questions.
1.- Sometimes I have to turn the TV+Soundbar off and on to get good sound sync with the Soundbar. The out of sync delay is not very noticeable, but enough to annoy me. Delay is not there when I turn off the Soundbar. While connected via HDMI ARC the TV under Sound Settings-> Sound Output shows [AV] Soundbar Q70R (HDMI) - It doesn't display it as (HDMI ARC) as I expected. The Soundbar LEDs displays TV ARC while connected. The default settings under Expert Settings are: Digital Output for Audio = Dolby Digital - The Dolby Digital + is greyed out. Shouldn't Dolby Digital + be on by default given that it's connected to the Soundbar via ARC? I also noticed that the Digital Output Audio Delay is set to 100 by default, but apparently this delay adjustment is only available for SPDIF devices as described on the right panel. Is this correct or does this setting also apply to HDMI connected devices? At first, I tried adjusting this setting to solve the slight delay and it appeared to affect the HDMI delay... but I could be wrong. The Dolby Atmos Input is set to on.
2. I've been successful using most of the SmartThings functions using my S9+ phone, including mirroring the phone screen on the TV. But, I can not figure out a way to mirror the screen of an iPad using either the Samsung SmartThings or the Smart View Apps from the Apple Store. Using Smart View in my iPad I'm able to find on my old 2016 Samsung UHD TV, but can't figure out how to mirror its screen on the TV. Anyone out there able to mirror the screen of an iPad or iPhone to the Q80R using either of these apps? The only way that I have been able to mirror the screen of an iPad Pro at home to the Q80R is using either Chromecast puck or the Chromecast build-in in my Shield TV. I need to be able to mirror the iPad Pro screen to another Samsung QLED TV at work without the use of Google Chromecast. Any suggestions?
3.- A little off topic - Apparently the firmware update 1006.0 to the Q70R also added support eARC to the Soundbar. Is this correct? - Should we expect a similar firmware update with eARC for the Q80R QLED TV?
Last edited by tamanaco; 06-10-2019 at 01:01 PM.