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Samsung LE32B550 and HT-E4500 not playing nicely

by cflynn722 / January 3, 2013 1:07 AM PST

Hey guys,

I'm wondering if anybody has any solutions to this.

I have a Samsung 32" B550 LCD TV - about 2/3 years old - and a recently bought HT-E4500 Blu-Ray cinema system.

When playing Blu-Ray's through the E4500, there's no problem, everything works great. But when I try output the sound from the TV (and subsequently, any connected set-top boxes and PS3), there is no sound at all from either the TV -as it says it's connected to an external speaker- or the E4500.

I have tried cycling through each of the input options on the E4500 and have also tried connecting a digital optical cable to both the TV and the PS3 in order to try get sound, to no avail, I just can't get any sound when not playing Blu-Ray's.

Any ideas?

Sorry for the long first time post but I've been 4 days at this!

Thanks

Conor

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Keep in mind the HDCP restrictions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2013 1:15 AM PST

Since most pass through results in stereo, you want to be sure your PS3 is set to that when you want to pass through to the HD HT system.

There are more issues but I keep bumping into HDCP.
Bob

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RCA works
by cflynn722 / January 3, 2013 2:10 AM PST

I connected an RCA cable to the back of the TV and the E4500.
It works using the "AUX" option on the E4500, which makes me wonder why the optical wasn't working now?

I don't think HDCP restrictions really play a factor because I'm not trying to play Blu-Ray's through the PS3 and I'm just trying to use standard TV channels when it's all connected up using the optical cable.

This is upsetting. Sad

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RCA cables are usually
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2013 2:17 AM PST
In reply to: RCA works

One cable per channel are are not restricted by HDCP. This "analog hole" is the one the HDCP attempts to plug resulting in a less than consumer friendly setup. Optical connections can be controlled and the HDCP rules come into play.

I know it's hard but give yourself time to learn about the rules. It is and never was about technical possibilities. There is no reason that we can't pass through full HD audio or video but there are mandates in place to limit the functions.
Bob

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