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Onkyo HT-R380 Receiver + UHD?

I have a quick question for you, if you don't mind helping me out.

I just bought the Samsung UN65JU7100 and Samsung BD-H6500.

The problem is I have an old Onkyo HT-R380 receiver. I know it is not compatible for the UHD passthrough, or HDMI 2.0. The blu ray player also doesn't have an optical out.

So if I hook up my blu ray player to the TV and use the optical out from the TV and connect that to my Onkyo, will that work? I am just scared I am going to have to buy a new receiver right away. I don't think this will be a problem for streaming content, but am worried about being able to use the Blu Ray for 3D and 4K up scaling. I hope this makes sense.

The order is coming Friday and just want to make sure I can connect that way. Thank you for any help you can provide!

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Back up a second.

What UHD source do you have? The h6500 is not UHD so why can't it be used HDMI to the the receiver?

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Won't it choke though?

If the older receiver won't pass through, he may be SOL.

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I don't see any choke from that player.

The player is not UHD or 4K (you know me.) It's good old 1080p so back to the op to reveal what 4K or UHD player they have.

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I'm going with no.

Almost none of the Samsung models pass more than stereo and then you run into other issues. Remember this does have prior discussions so I'll not get into that deeply.

BR players are pretty cheap so the cheap fix is to get a better player.

But be sure to try it out and see how far you get.

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One of us is looking at the wrong model
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I see the optical port

And Samsung has a penchant to never pass more than stereo from HDMI sources. This has many upset about the results.

May as well get that up on the table before they start.

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Agreed

Often the desired audio track gets left out of the equation when accommodating a new video source <shrug>.

Maybe the OP will chime in on what minimum sound he expects.

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I think OP's worry is that...

this AVC will not pass through the 4k signal therefore cannot use the AVC at all for 4K. Of course I could be guessing wrong. If I were OP, I would try it anyway...before I go out and get another receiver. Either way try before going out and buy.

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So far I can't find any 4K/UHD source.

So until they have a 4K/UHD source, all looks good.

Post was last edited on June 21, 2016 5:03 PM PDT

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Nope- receiver too old

It unfortunately cannot pass through a 3D signal or upscaled 1080p signal from his newer BD player Sad

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I don't see any pass through in the specs

It's a 2010 Onkyo, so yeah- there's that issue Wink

That said, the OP should have no problem connecting his listed BD player via an HDMI cable directly to the HDTV. The player will upscale 1080p to '4K' and the HDTV will accept this content. Audio feed via a secondary digital optical cable from the BD player to the circa 2010 Onkyo receiver should work to provide 5.1 soundtrack at maximum with most discs (YMMV).

If he's planning on using the built in apps on the HDTV, that audio feed can be sent back to the receiver also via digital optical, but may be limited to stereo 2.0 per Bob's advice in the thread.

Trial and error still? Yes, as always.

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3D an issue. UHD? Maybe not.

I'd only seen a handful of UHD setups but so far it seems the TVs do a better job of upscaling than the players.

This of course is debatable and in the eye of the beholder so for me, I would forget 3D since I can't find where player or TV will upscale and keep 3D.
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/UN65JU7100FXZA is clear as mud about "upscale and 3D."

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Yeah, my choice as well

Letting the HDTV take first crack at the upscaling is ideal IMNSHO.

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