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UN55F8000 sound setting help.

by CeazeTM / July 24, 2013 5:37 PM PDT

Under Sounds>Speaker Settings>Speaker Select: my options are External Speakers, TV Speakers, Receiver, and SoundShare ...how do I select the receiver option? It is grayed out, I know External Speakers will work but I would like to utilize the Receiver setting

I have another question regarding audio out, is PCM better than DTS 2:5? When in DTS the audio sounds louder, but I'd rather have quality, and does this TV pass through Dolby digital 5.1 when in PCM if I have my Apple TV hooked up to this TV and have audio out optical to my receiver? Please let me know, thank you!

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Re: UN55F8000 sound setting help
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 25, 2013 4:41 AM PDT

Hi CeazeTM,

Thanks for your questions. The receiver option is only available when the TV detects a compatible device over HDMI. In answer to your other question, the difference between PCM and DTS is a matter of taste: so people prefer one over the other.

To your last question, no, when your TV is in PCM, it will not pass Dolby Digital 5.1 along to any devices. In fact, I believe that any sound source that doesn't originate in the TV is changed into PCM if the audio is output through optical but initially received through HDMI; I believe this is per the HDCP guidelines.

HD Tech

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Re: UN55F8000 sound setting help.
by CeazeTM / July 25, 2013 5:01 AM PDT

Ahhh, ok so does the compatible device have to be a Samsung? What is needed exactly? ...thank you for the responses and answering my questions, awesome! ...i guess ill bypass the tv and hook up the optical cable to the receiver from the apple tv instead, no problem, i love how i can control the apple tv with your awesome remote ...I love this TV, it's amazing picture quality and features made me choose this over the Sony w900, only draw back is the input lag, but using game mode helps a lot, only wished there was a faster way to get to the game mode menu, going through 3 menus is annoying, maybe put it in the tools menu for easier access? Just a suggestion, although its a minor draw back, thanks again!

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Re: UN55F8000 sound setting help.
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 25, 2013 6:25 AM PDT

Hi CeazeTM,

The receiver option under Speaker Select is only available when the TV "sees" that a compatible device is connected via HDMI. This is not limited to Samsung products, but we can only promise that it will work with Samsung products with Anynet+.

HD Tech

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Re: UN55F8000 sound setting help.
by CeazeTM / July 25, 2013 7:19 AM PDT

Ok, gotcha! Thanks for the clarification!

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