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samsung surround not working through tv

by dantheman13stevo / January 31, 2015 2:29 AM PST

hi, i have pretty much the sme problem, this is what i have, i have a samsung 50" smart tv with sky plus connected to tv via hdmi then the surround sound connected via hdmi and optical , on my tv i have anynet + device which picks up the sky box but not the blueray and before i was able to turn surround on aswell as tv and have the sound going thru the surround for sky and all was fine but last week it has stopped for some reason, i have reset everything changed cables tried to get anynet to pick up blueray but it still doesnt want to work and is very fustrating when the surround is on blueray it works fine but when it goes bk to tv via sky we have surround through the tv and we used to be able to control the volume with sky remote ( going through the surround) but not now all sound is through the tv so when we turn it up it just turns up the sound on the tv please help thanks in advance

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Clarification Request
It would be easier if you simply listed...
by Pepe7 / January 31, 2015 4:24 AM PST

...all makes/models so we know 100% what you are working with.

Truth be told, 99% of HDTVs won't work well in this regard as an AV 'hub'. The addition of HDMI is both a curse and a blessing. This is why even finding a lower end traditional AV receiver would be preferable for proper surround sound.

Short of running through all the external audio settings on the HDTV and finding one that works for proper surround (sort of like finding a unicorn), you need to set up a system using one of the following methods:

Setup 'A'

SkyPLus box (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) AV Receiver
Blu Ray player (HDMI out) __> (HDMI in) AV Receiver
AV Receiver (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) HDTV


Setup 'B'

Sky Plus (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) HDTV
"" (digital optical out) --> (Digital optical in) AV receiver

Blu Ray player (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) HDTV
"" "" (digital optical out) --> (digital optical in) AV receiver

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by dantheman13stevo / January 31, 2015 6:03 AM PST

My tv iaS a samsung UE55ES8000 and blueray is a samsungHT-F4500
My setup is sky box to tv via hdmi
blueray to tv via hdmi and optical
both work fine but not together with anynet for some stupid reason
they did work but for some time but not anymore

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by Pepe7 / February 1, 2015 12:50 AM PST
In reply to: Clarification

There's only one good way to connect your gear, since you don't have an AV receiver.

Sky net (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) HDTV
"" "" (digital optical out) --> (digital optical in) HT 4500

HT 4500 (HDMI out) --> (HDMI in) HDTV

Skip the Anynet-CEC functionality, since it's a known epic failure.

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Sound not coming from all speakers
by KrazyPali / August 15, 2016 4:49 AM PDT

I've a airtel D2h HD+, TV Model Samsung 6 Series 40 Inch Smart TV model UA40ES6800, HT model HT-E450K.

Below is the setup I've

D2H to TV --> (HDMI in ) HDTV
TV to HT --> (HDMI)
D2H to HT --> Optical cable.

I've tried different option like
Disconnecting HDMI between TV & HT
Disconnecting Optical cable between D2H & HT

Sound is coming from HT speakers, but not from all speakers, all the speakers are working fine as when I troubleshoot the HT, sound comes from all the speakers, but not when I'm watching TV.

Any Help if I'm doing something wrong?


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Tip: Don't bury a new question like this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2016 8:43 AM PDT

It only makes it harder to work with your issues. shows some very recent firmware Version : 2007.02016.05.24 so ask Samsung how to install that.

The manual there tells me you only get 5.1 when the input is from the antenna.
It also writes:
"To hear sound from the Home
Theatre’s front, left and right
speakers and the subwoofer only,
connect a digital optical cable
between the
port on your TV and the
Digital Audio Input on the Home

To hear 5.1 channel audio, connect
HDMI cables to your Anynet+ DVD
player, satellite box, etc. Then,
connect the
port on your DVD player,
Satellite Box, etc. (i.e. Anynet+
Device 1 or 2) directly to the Home
Theatre, not the TV"

So if the input is HDMI the output on optical is not surround.

Hope this helps.

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This is likely true. CNET wrote about it a while ago.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2015 2:48 AM PST
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