I’m trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on a Beam 2 today but have a few questions. I would be using it with a Samsung UN43TU8000FXZA (2020 Model) and my only source is DirecTV. I’m using a DirecTV RC73 remote that I have paired to the Samsung allowing Volume & Mute control. My questions:
- Is this going to be a plug & play setup for me and relatively trouble free? I’m pretty technically inclined and have lots of smart devices but don’t think I’m willing to troubleshoot a finicky product all the time.
- I’m not a young guy anymore so I’m unable to run Ethernet to the Beam 2, would you discourage purchasing because of having to use WiFi?
- There appears to be an option to pair the Beam 2 with my DirecTV HR44 Genie receiver. I’m assuming it will allow my DirecTV remote to control the Beam 2 Volume, but will I lose the command to turn off my TV?
- Will the Beam 2 display an Volume bar on the TV when adjusting the Volume?
Bottom line I’m needing this because the Samsung’s TV speakers are so bad. It’s hard distinguish dialog when watching DirecTV & the TV’s Smart apps. Possibly later on I might add an Apple TV 4K or Roku. Just want something that sound good & works!