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46ES7000 Anynet+ problem

by d_geza / March 26, 2013 3:26 AM PDT

Hi,

I have an UE46ES7000 tv and cannot connect to my surround system (HT TX-35) through Anynet+, they are connected with a hdmi and an optical cable together.

Anynet is enabled on the tv, but when I search for devices it says that no device connected.

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks.

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Is this those UK models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 3:46 AM PDT

A quick look seems to write both have Anynet+ and since this was implemented in HDMI 1.0 my guess is out of date firmware in either device, a bad HDMI cable, settings or an odd thing like this in the manual.

"If you have selected an Anynet+
device using the Source function
, you cannot use the Anynet+
function."

From what I'm reading you want to connect the HT over HDMI port 2.
Bob

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Firmware
by d_geza / March 26, 2013 5:24 AM PDT

Hi,

yes, I want to connect through HDMI port 2.
The firmware on the TV is the latest, just updated moments ago, probably the HT's firmware is the problem but I can't get it updated, the update screen doesn't launch.

The samsung update file says:
Checking out MICOM & MPEG flash Version
1) Open DISC-TRAY, Press 'MENU' button on the Remote Control,
2) Press '8', '9', '5' one by one, then press 'ENTER'.
. DVD flash Initialization & Update
1) Prepare a DISC-CD or DVD or USB that contains 'Z32HTSTX.ROM' file for Update.
2) Play the DISC or USB, then 'Updating' will appear on the screen, then Power will go out and on.
3) Then DISC-TRAY will OPEN, then remove the DISC or USB, making the Unit as 'NO DISC' state.
4) Press 'STOP' button of Main Unit for more than 5 seconds, Display Indicator shows 'INITIALIZE'
then Power goes out.
5) Initialization complete.



How do I play it, there is only the ROM file on the disk?

Thanks.

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For firmware updates, I have to defer to Samsung.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Firmware

I have to defer to Samsung on firmware updates. One wrong move and folk will forever hate me.

Sorry about that.
Bob

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Firmware
by d_geza / March 26, 2013 5:42 AM PDT

Finally updated the firmware on the HT also, but still no go.

Thanks anyway.

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If you research CEC then
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 5:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Firmware

It's 2 pins that must work or exist in the HDMI cable. I hope you tried another cable and didn't fall into that issue I noted above.
Bob

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Re: UE46ES7000 Anynet+ problem
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 26, 2013 7:12 AM PDT

Hi d_geza,

Since I'm in the US, I generally don't have much info on models from other countries, but i looked through your home theaters. If I'm reading correctly, this model is from 2007, which is before HDMI ARC, as Bob suggested. So a firmware upgrade isn't going to fix that.

However, an optical cable should work just fine. Have you set the TV to external speakers?

HD Tech

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I went through the manuals and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 7:18 AM PDT

Anynet+ looks to be there and since we have the optical link, it should work?

Then again this setup is a little advanced but my thought is the Anynet+ device scan is pointing me to a bum cable. It's 2 specific pins and if those were not there but I'm letting my engineering mind speak a bit much here.
Bob

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Re manuals...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 26, 2013 7:23 AM PDT

Hi d_geza,

It has Anynet+, but that's for HDMI-CEC. Optical link--if anything--has some options disabled from Anynet+ being turned on.

HD Tech

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A very odd brew.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 7:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Re manuals...

So Anynet+ drops out if we use optical. Very odd. Not what I read at all. Then again I don't have this setup so I can't check it out.
Bob

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Solutions
by d_geza / March 26, 2013 4:07 PM PDT
In reply to: A very odd brew.

Hi,

So from what I understand I have to try out the following:
1. Take out the hdmi cable and check if I have the necessary pins.
2. Check if it works without the optical cable.

In the end I just want to control the sound from the tv remote, to get one remote out of the equation.

I'm at work now, but will test later on and report back.

Thanks,

Geza

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Re: Solutions
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 27, 2013 12:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Solutions

Hi d_geza,

Ah, well, I'm pretty sure that won't be possible with this home theater since I'm pretty sure that it doesn't have ARC as a feature, and you can't control the volume levels with optical. But as I'm from the US, I'm having to guess on the date information, so you can contact your country's support to find out for sure: http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/HT-TX35R/XEO

HD Tech

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you can't control the volume levels with optical.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2013 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Solutions

That's a given but wasn't the AnyNet+ so we could send commands over the CEC Pin 17?

-> At least it seems possible but maybe Samsung only uses Anynet+ if all things did ARC?

I'd still want to try a shiny new HDMI 1.4a cable just to rule out something I ran into over the years. Yes I found a few cables missing wires. Our guess was the maker was cutting corners since HDMI audio and video did work. Nothing else beyond that would work.
Bob

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Re: you can't control the volume levels with optical
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 27, 2013 7:22 AM PDT

Hi d_geza,

Yes, Anynet+ can control volume levels for sure. But that 1.4 spec came out in 2009, which is the spec that first included ARC. So while the TV's remote could control the volume level on the home theater, it won't control the TV's volume level from the optical connection automatically just because you have it connected.

However, there is a way to make it do so. I asked our TV product specialist on this one because this gets down very deep into the weeds on the functionality of the different specifications, but here goes the one way to make your setup work, d_geza:

1) Turn on the TV
2) Press tools
3) Go to Anynet+
4) Select receiver on

You must do this every time you turn on the TV, and you want sound coming from the TV. The process causes the TV to turn the receiver on and switch it to the optical input. Thereby, you can control the sound levels with the TV remote while still having the sound come from the home theater.

Hope this helps!

HD Tech

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Re: A very odd brew
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 27, 2013 12:51 AM PDT
In reply to: A very odd brew.

Hi Bob,

Sorry about that. I wasn't very clear: Anynet+ can run in parallel with an optical connection, but certain things will get turned off if you're doing both: specifically, there's a feature on sound bars called Auto-Power Link; basically, it lets a sound bar monitor the optical connection for an input signal, and when it gets one, it turns itself on. However, the Anynet+ feature for some reason conflicts with that, so if Anynet+ is on, your sound bar can't use Auto-Power Link. So that's one very specific case where it conflicts that I recall off the top of my head, and I seem to remember there are others, but nothing else is coming to mind.

HD Tech

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Thanks for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2013 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: A very odd brew

Reminds me of a maze.

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