Just got the Samsung HW-F450 soundbar. I know it's not the best you could find but still, it's better than the TV speaker ;)
So here is my current setup :
The main issue is that eventhough I can play all HDMI device through my soundbar, I didn't manage to play the sound of the bulk Airplay/tuner/V.Aux of my Denon AVR-1912.
I tried 2 configurations :
1 : Denon AVR-1912 HDMI output => TV HDMI2 input & TV optical output => HW-F450 soundbar optical input. Denon set to TV mode.
2. Denon AVR-1912 HDMI output => HW-F450 soundbar HDMI input & HW-F450 soundbar HDMI output => TV HDMI2 input. Denon set to TV mode.
Same result in both case : I got sound for all HDMI device but no sound for Airplay/tuner/V.Aux. Moreover, sound volume of Denon amp isn't working, I have to control it with the HW-F450 soundbar.
So is there a way to make the Denon AVR-1912 bulk function Airplay/tuner/V.Aux go to my soundbar? (the Denon amp doesn't have an optical output)
Thanks in advance,
1st of all, thanks for the reply. I made a bad assumption : I really thought that my Denon AVR-1912 had an optical output (I was so sure that I even did not take the time to look at its back).
Wouldn't I lose all numeric benefits (DTS/Dolby....)?
Regarding passive soundbars, I looked at low budget soundbars and didn't find one :D
I can't possibly imagine getting rid of this amp, as this was a birthday present from my wife (she would divorce me :D).
These type connect to the speaker terminals and are powered by your receiver.
THanks for the advice. Now that I see better how all these work, I do agree with you, this sound bar wasn't a consistent choice. But for now I can't get rid of it as this is a christmas present (you can imagine how this would turn ;) ).
So for now the workaround (using headphone jack) will do the trick and next christmas, I'll sell the soundbar and buy a passive one :D
Thanks a lot,
Olivier (French inside, hope I was unsderstandable ;) )
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