Non hdmi arc Samsung tv

I have Samsung tv and there is two hdmi in dv1 and hdmi in 2 and aux , also i have samsung soundbar with hdmi in ,hdmi arc and optical port now my query is how to get digital sound, want best connection to get 5.1 surround?

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Could be one of those models with no audio outputs.

Please folk, always give the model numbers. That doesn't mean it can be fixed but we can't check otherwise.

There are some TV models that are just so cheap they don't have what it takes.

Also, how could a soundbar do 5.1? I can see 2.1 but where are the other speakers?

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Model numbers

Tv model :Samsung UA40EH5000RLXL
Soundbar model HW-N550

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Don't see how this soundbar can produce 5.1 (It's not 5.1 !)

5.1 is a lot more speakers and two at least behind or left/right of you. But hey, folk buy this stuff and don't ask pointed questions.[UEH5000-AR]BN68-04685A-02ENG-1011.pdf confirms this has NO HD Audio output. Just a headphone jack. shows this is NOT a 5.1 soundbar. Only 3.1 so in this setup you would connect that headphone jack to the input of this soundbar and that's the best it can do. is the soundbar manual.

Even so, the best setup might be to run your HDMI source to the sound bar Input and then the Sound bar HDMI Output to the TV. See page ENG-4. For when the TV is the sound source then the TV Headphone jack to the soundbar's Aux input.

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Yes soundbar is 3.1 but i have Samsung SW-A8500S Wireless Rear Speaker Accessory Kit so thats why its now 5.1
Can i get now best connection or only aux is option?

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I found no docs saying adding the speakers delivered

True 5.1. I also noted the best connection above and don't want to upset you but that appears to be the best setup possible.

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If I connect aux

If I connect with aux , all 5 speakers will produce sound?

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Back to the manual.

There are limits to what your current TV can do and Samsung DID NOT document what will happen. So you have choice. Try it, ask Samsung to correct and update the documents or just pack and return for a better model.

I set up a lot of systems but your combination is not one I've seen. The docs did not tell me you would ever get 5.1 HD audio. Many of these just duplicate the front two speakers to the rear for effect and it's not true 5.1.

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