As pass through can be degraded ON PURPOSE due to industry agreements as well as ARC limits, my first thought is to get the optical cable.
But this does not get around the HDCP mandate that if a device has speakers then audio on pass-through shall be degraded to stereo. USB however is not pass-through so usually you don't hear this there. So my thought is to get the optical.
-> No one likes to discuss the industry's HDMI and HDCP rules and how these rules turn what should work into a consumer issue.
I have a samsung UE40F8000 tv, and samung HT-F5500 home cinema system.
The TV is connected via network cable to the router, and outputs to the home cinema via ARC/HDMI cable [speed upto 6.6 Gbps]. Anynet is on. When using the TV to select music, the sound is reasonable from the home cinema.
However when I connect the home cinema to the router, and use it to select the same music, it is much richer, and better.
This loss of sound quality is the same when I play music from a USB via the TV, rather than direct from the home cinema.
Samsung UK have not been much help
-first i was told to reset the devices
-then told that loss of quailty is expected
-then to get a higher speed HDMI cable
I am wondering if it is because I have not connected a digital optical cable. Will that solve this?
But will that mean that I lose the functionality of anynet for the homecinema functions, and turning on/off with the TV?
Thanks for any tips