And even then setup is less than intuitive. You might have to move to a non-ARC HDMI for the HT system but let me check out the philips home theater hts3538/90.
Im going mad trying to solve this issue. I recently bought a philips home theater hts3538/90 and connected it through my samsung led UN55F6400 through HDMI (ARC).
ARC works fine, Im able to hook up both devices and hear sound when the home theather is on ARC mode.
Since ARC only transfers PCM 2.0 audio I decided to buy a optical audio cable to get DD 5.1 and connect it between the samsung led and the home theater, the thing is Im unable to get any sound when the receiver is set to optical, its like audio isnt being transfered through the optical cable.
I have tested the optical cable by connecting it between my xbox and the home theater and it works so I think its something within my samsung LED.
Should I contact samsung support service? Its real hard to believe the optical port is damaged.
Any help is appreciated!