Samsung Q70T eARC and HDMI 2.1 gaming question
Hi. I just bought the Q70T 75inch TV. For my needs it is fine and very nice. Happy with the purchase. Still in my return window. What I wanted to ask was. On this TV the eARC port is port 3. That is not HDMI 2.1. I think it's HDMI 2.0b. Now eARC doesn't need HDMI 2.1 to work so I think port 3 not being HDMI2.1 eARC will work fine for what I am about too type. That is, I am going to get a new xbox series x console this holiday season. I am going to connect it to the HDMI 2.1 port on my TV. Then I am going to connect an eARC soundbar to port 3 (eARC) port on my TV. Will I get the correct lossless uncompressed Dolby sound? For some reason I thought I needed to connect the soundbar to the HDMI 2.1 port and then connect the series x to the soundbar. But then that would not pass video right? By connecting the soundbar to the TV eARC port and then the series x to the HDMI 2.1 port, eARC will bypass the TVs processing of the signal this way correct? That is what eARC is for right? Or should I plug my series x into the soundbar?
I just want to get the purest sound possible with my TV and the new consoles. Wasn't sure about the ports on my TV and how the TV would handle this. I don't want the TV processing sound because I am going between two hdmi ports. But eARC resolves that. I guess.
Last edited by jarablue; 07-02-2020 at 09:27 PM.