Wouldn't hold your breath. Their website says it is supported on 2020 TV's and soundbars. Adding features to 2019 hardware would be a disincentive to upgrade to newer hardware, and that's not something Samsung is known for.Anyone know if Samsung will update the Q70R to support Q Symphony?
Ho, so I have to be on the Samsung TV source , then the broadcasting menu will be available?You need to switch the source to TV. On my TV the icon says “SAMSUNG TV PLUS” and looks like a TV. Then you can auto program your broadcast channels in the broadcasting menu.
Shame.. I bought the Q800T soundbar assuming the Q Symphony will 'enhance' the Atmos experience, only to realize after purchase that its only supported on 2020 models.Wouldn't hold your breath. Their website says it is supported on 2020 TV's and soundbars. Adding features to 2019 hardware would be a disincentive to upgrade to newer hardware, and that's not something Samsung is known for.
That’s what they want us to do! Don’t give in 😔. I was never counting on 4k/120 because I don’t think it has the bandwidth, but eArc is possible and they know it, and promised it.TV just prompted me to update to FW 1374. No eARC and no 4K120. Those are the two additions I've read most about coming to the Q70R. Those looking forward to either should just give up.
Best guess is that audio out options would change. eARC allows for uncompressed HD audio, like Atmos and DTS:X.How would we know if eARC is implemented? Would it be a new setting?
I honestly don't care if eARC arrives. It would be nice when I use the TV apps to stream, but the surround sound still sounds good. My Series X has audio lag when using ARC so the Series X goes through the AVR first. eARC would probably eliminate that lag.It looks like i'm the only one who don't care about eARC and 4K120. I like the image quality that Q70R puts out. I got it for fairly low price and it was great buy
Correct, works fine on mine too. QD70R to Denon 750H. Firecube TV 4K and Firecube Stick 4K both pass DD+ and Dolby Atmos. Not DV, but then the Q7DR doesn't support that anyway.I don't know about you guys, but I've been able to pass DD+, Dolby Atmos and other formats through ARC channel to my receiver for a while now. I noticed if I tried to play something on the PC or through the built in TV Apps such as Prime video, it wasn't passing the signal. For Atmos in specific, I had to make sure that the TV audio format was set to DD+ before it would pass the Atmos signal to the receiver. Otherwise it was just PCM signal.
Yes, these are lossy formats. Arc can pass all of these. eArc can pass uncompressed hd audio and atmos. For a difference, listen to the audio from a blu ray vs same movie through arc on Netflix as an example.I don't know about you guys, but I've been able to pass DD+, Dolby Atmos and other formats through ARC channel to my receiver for a while now. I noticed if I tried to play something on the PC or through the built in TV Apps such as Prime video, it wasn't passing the signal. For Atmos in specific, I had to make sure that the TV audio format was set to DD+ before it would pass the Atmos signal to the receiver. Otherwise it was just PCM signal.
Another bit of likely HDMI hoodoo voodoo to figure out:
What's going on when the TV Sound setting keeps reverting from "Receiver (HDMI)" where I want it to "TV Speaker"? In other words, I set it to Receiver, go back to the main Sound menu and it has changed back to TV.
I have three BD players connected to HDMIs 1 through 3 on a Yammy RX-A880 with one HDMI cable going out of that AVR to HDMI input 4 on the Sammy (since it's the eARC compatible connection, yes?).
I'm of course wanting to watch TV app content with the audio going out to my AVR. Ironically, I've connected a TosLink from the display to the AVR, selected "Optical" under TV Sound and it worked fine. But I of course shouldn't have to do that.
Thanks for taking the time to substantively respond, JChin.Hi Paul.R.S, your issue with ARC is interesting where it switches itself to TV Speaker after selecting Receiver (HDMI). You may already done this but first make sure settings are correct with the receiver and TV for ARC.
On the receiver settings, enable HDMI Control and ARC and on TV settings, enable AnyNet+ (which should be enabled by default) and select sound Receiver (HDMI).
Connect HDMI cable from receiver HDMI Out 1 (ARC) to TV HDMI 4 (ARC).
And before re-testing ARC, remove optical cable from TV to receiver as this might confuse the receiver and/or TV. If ARC is working the receiver should auto switch to TV Audio by default.
Some suggestion to test ARC:
Disclaimer for testing 4: some device does not recommend removing or connecting HDMI cable when device is power on, so try at your own risk. Just note I have done this (twice) with no ill effect when Receiver (HDMI) option disappear from the sound menu.
- try using a HDMI with ethernet cable from TV to receiver and re-test ARC
- remove all HDMI input cables from receiver and TV (except HDMI cable for ARC) and re-test ARC
- disable all blue-tooth devices, phones, receiver, TV, headphones, etc.. and check Samsung Multi-Output Audio is not enabled...General > Accessibility > Multi-Output Audio (note: if this is enabled then something is still connected) and re-test ARC
- If still not able to get ARC working. remove HDMI cable from TV HDMI 4 (ARC) input, power down TV and receiver, remove TV and receiver power cords, wait for about 15-30 minutes. Plug in the receiver and TV power cords. Turn on TV and receiver and then connect HDMI cable to TV HDMI 4 (ARC). Go into Samsung menu and make sure AnyNet+ is enabled and sound Receiver (HDMI) is selected. Also go into receiver menu and make sure HDMI Control and ARC is enabled. Now select the TV app to play and hopefully ARC will auto switch receiver to TV Audio.