I have a beam and just purchased 2 ones to act as surrounds. I have a Samsung tv which is about 6yrs old. It has a hdmi port but it is not hdmi arc so I am connecting the beam via optical. I also have an Apple TV I use as a set top box. Difficulty I am having is because my beam is connected via optical I can only get pcm audio from my tv and the surrounds are extremely low volume. The tv supports dts neo 2.5 but only through the hdmi not the optical, it seems.
Is it even worth having the surrounds with just pcm? i have to say I expected a lot better than this for $400.
Any help much appreciated
Best answer by Corry P
Thanks for trying those steps, but I think at this point it may be an idea to get in touch with Samsung technical support for how to get your TV to output Dolby Digital 5.1 over the optical link - and ask them if it will “passthrough” Dolby Digital from an external source, which it may not do.