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My new tv as the ability to send audio via bluetooth to a bluetooth enabled sound system.Great I thought till I realized you can't use a generic bluetooth device. samsung have decided that only there products will pair for audio. On top off this they only have sound bars and home theater systems that will work. There are no bluetooth headphones available. To me this would be the best use of this feature. If they think people are going to go to the expense of buying a new sound system just so it can be wireless think again.to me this is just another sign of corporate greed.Are samsung turning into the new apple.trying to make old technology seem new by giving it a new name and stopping you using it via software.rant over.

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Not a Samsung restriction.

If you step back a minute you find the HDMI mandates mean that anything beyond stereo is denied for most connections.

I know that consumers don't want to dive into HDMI and HDCP idiosyncrasies but here I can see why it can't be an open connection.

If you want to know more, just ask.
Bob

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Thanks for your reply but I also find it annoying that they haven't even brought out headphones that you could use it with. Also can't understand why there would be restrictions with bluetooth

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To understand why

You have to first dive into HDCP and da' rules. Yes, there is nothing technically stopping all this from working but we have the industry (movie, *ollywood, others) that are protecting content to the point that what is technically possible is forbidden.

And imagine trying to get permission to move HD Audio over BT. You would face quite the uphill battle unless you locked it to matching gear and not an open standard. Even Apple did that with their serial data over BT (which I never found a good reason for.)

So here we are with an industry making stuff that is providing what is less than possible. You should vote with your pocketbook.
Bob

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got it

Thanks for the explanation. So basically I was right corporate greed there all in it together.taking us all for a ride selling the same thing over and over. Maybe next they will reinvent the wheel

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Hmm, sounds familiar
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Here's a re-write of da' rule I am writing about.

I hope you understand I'm writing tongue in cheek about the thuggish nature of the industry. OK, here goes.

If a device has video and audio output (AKA television set) then any pass-through of HD content shall be standard definition (video) and stereo (audio.) An exception is content from OTA (over the air) HD content. That may be passed as HD audio.

To really muddy this area, Netflix and other apps might pass 5.1 since they are not source from HDMI.

It's a rat maze.
Bob

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the rules

Thanks for clarifying the rules. Maybe then they should have allowed generic devices only to receive stereo only. Then I could have used some bluetooth headset. Because to me that is the best use for this capability.or at least bl..dy sell some.

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Then my bet is that all BT would be stereo.

I've programmed for corporate types before and they are hard to sell that you can lock HD to the secure devices and the stereo to insecure links. But imagine if I was able to sell this. You would still be collecting torches and pitch forks.
Bob

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Re: soundshare

Hi fastrover,

Sorry to hear about the complications you've been having. Regarding the Bluetooth connection issue, I answered your question over here about this issue: http://forums.cnet.com/7726-13973_102-5494378.html?tag=posts;msg5494378

To address your particular situation, it would be good to know what your complete model codes are for the devices involved, the TV's and headset's specifically.

HD Tech

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I have the same problem

Hi,
I need want to connect Creative WP-350 to Samsung UN46F7500, but SoundShare does not see it.
Is it possible to fix it?
Thank you.

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