Originally Posted by SkyYYZ
You have nothing to lose by installing the latest firmware if you are not getting what you need from the system as it is now. I would install 1005.1 and see what happens as a troubleshooting option. Your cables are new and certified, but if you have any other cables then I’d suggest giving them Just to be sure. It is entirely possible that you received a defective unit. Also, to my knowledge, the UHD setting has no effect on Dolby Atmos.
Thanks for the tips. Some further investigating did confirm that it works fine when I turn the UHD color off on my Vizio P65-F1 tv. Somehow the soundbar doesn't want to display on the Vizio when that setting is on. But once working the sound quality is great, especially on the Atmos tracks! I do want my HDR though so I am getting an HDMI splitter in order to achieve that (and something else as well that I need to split it for).
Originally Posted by sabrams71
I agree what a waste of $1600 after Samsung removes the AUX feature which allowed you as the customer to disable the auto power down feature. After ever 5 minutes on a pause with our TIVO the dam thing keeps powering down - for the price paid for this "high-end" sound bar the customer should be allowed to determine how they want the device to work; not left to some engineer who wants an energy savings label slapped on the side of their box. Our TIVO is worthless when connected to this sound bar.
While searching for a solution to my earlier problem I came across a semi recent post in the Samsung forums (here
) and someone said:
"I was able to get the auto power feature by holding left on the remote. I had sound set to tv-arc, then pressed and held left in remote. Seems like it resolved the problem so far."
That does in fact generate an"AUTO POWER - OFF" on my N950. Haven't fully tested it yet but it does seem to leave the bar on when I pause a movie or just have my NVIDIA Shield sitting at the Kodi home screen etc. Worth trying?
Lastly I have another question: How do you calculate the optimum listening position/bar/speaker placement for your room with this soundbar? And I mean particularly for the side and upfiring effects. I'm assuming it's a function of:
- distance from top of soundbar / rear speakers to ceiling
- distance from sides of soundbar to side walls
- distance from listening position to ceiling
- distance from listening position to soundbar / rear speakers
- angle at which soundbar / rear speakers fire their sound up/sideways.
Does anybody know the exact angles that the upward and sideways firing drivers work at? If so then I could probably figure out the rest if I dust off my high school math knowledge lol