Didn't the seller or Samsung jump in to warn you or help you set it up? The story makes me cringe since very few Samsung pass 5.1 to soundbars.
Call Samsung now at 1800SAMSUNG to ask if this model passes more than stereo as well as how to set it up.
Surround sound, even today takes a receiver on most setups with the usual connections like:
Source -> Receiver (for audio work) and then video is sent onwards to the HDTV.
An optical link from HDTV to Receiver for when the source is not HDMI.
I find it shameful that sellers and makers don't make this clear.
I'm new to forums so don't blame me if I posted this thread in the wron place or if it already exists. If it does, please send me a link.
I purchased a 55" Samsung Curved Smart TV (UA55J6300ARLSG) and a Samsung Curved Soundbar (HW-J7500) + wireless subwoofer. It linked with the TV and the Soundbar and the subwoofer works fine. Still, I cannot control the soundbar volume where it goes to the max and I have to control volume from the TV. Other than that, the pair works fine.
I later bought a pair of Samsung Wireless Audio Multiroom M5's (WAM550) hoping to use as rear surrounds, (Like a 3.1 system) but I cannot get all these working together. When I connect a M5, the soundbar gets disconnected from the TV and the audio outs only from the M5. I cannot even get the pair of M5's to a single link. What I want is to connect the Soundbar+sub and the two M5's to a single link so that I can watch movies and all in full sound. Do any of you know how? I really appreciate your help in advance. I just want to get this to work.