Hi guys, I recently got myself a new Samsung UN32EH5300F, and my kids added a Sony blu-ray player and RCA RT2781 5.1 surround sound for my birthday. I have Directv.
I've been trying this past week to get everything connected properly, Please steer me in the right direction so I can get the best sound possible out of these devices!
The TV connections are HDMI 1 (DVI), HDMI In 2, HDMI 3, Audio Out, DVI Audio In, Digital Audio Out (Optical), and Component (AVI In).
The receiver has Digital Audio In (TV, game, BD, Sat-cable, DVD), HDMI In 1 (BD), HDMI In 2 (Sat-Cable), HDMI In 3 (DVD) and HDMI Out (to TV).
This is how it's all connected:
TV to receiver -- HDMI In 2 to HDMI Out (to TV)
TV to receiver -- Digital Audio Out (Optical) to Digital Audio In
Directv box to receiver -- HDMI In 2
Blu-ray player to receiver --HDMI 3 (DVD)
I've got all the speakers and subwoofer connected, so I know they're working. I have sound from the TV and the receiver, but I just want to make sure everything's right.
I've noticed when I play the radio through the receiver, front speakers and center are fine, but the rear speakers don't play. Is that normal for a 5.1 setup?
I can play Pandora through the TV apps, but the sound only comes through the TV and not the surround sound. Is that typical also?
I'm sure I'll have more questions once I get the darn thing (and the remotes!) all set up right.