I currently have a Samsung TV (Samsung UE40H6700) which I have connected to a Samsung Soundbar (Samsung HWF751).
Occasionally, we use a projector (BenQ W1210ST) by connecting a FireStick to the Soundbar HDMI IN, and then connecting the Soundbar HDMI OUT to the Projector. This all works well.
I am considering upgrading the Soundbar as it's started to drop out randomly and, as we have a few Sonos products, liked the look of the Beam. My issue is that I don't understand how I could get the same functionality without an HDMI OUT on the Beam? And will the Firestick work by plugging into the HDMI Arc input or do I need to use Wifi?
I am confused with how connectivity seems to have decreased since I bought my kit 4 years ago - assume I must be missing something!
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Best answer by Airgetlam
I think what you're missing here is that the TV is the "hub" of the system. The Beam connects to the TV set via HDMI-ARC, so that anything that you're sending to the TV on any of the other inputs will be reflected back out the Beam.
So, your Firestick would just plug in to another HDMI input on the TV, and the audio would be automatically reflected back to the Beam via the HDMI-ARC connection
Does that make sense?