Is this how it is for others or should I see a numbers.
Best answer by Ryan S
In part, using the optical connection you're not generally expected to see the volume numbers. Optical is one directional, so the TV doesn't know what volume the Beam is playing at. When the TV does display a volume bar/numbers for an optical connection, it's usually just a guess based on the IR that the TV has seen. It's possible that a Samsung TV and soundbar were linked using another protocol in addition to the optical which was sharing the information about the volume bar.
What do you see when you press the volume buttons on the remote? Does anything come up? If not, you could try turning the TV's speakers on, and outputting audio on both, then plug something into the headphone port. This could work, assuming the TV will output to optical and headphone at the same time. The TV would think it's playing audio on it's speakers, and the volume bar would show you what the TV thinks the volume is at, but it wouldn't be linked to the volume of the Beam.
What happens if you set the TV to use the input that the Beam is connected on? Does off/on work then? This might be something best discussed with Samsung to see if they have any specific tricks for that TV model. It sounds like the Beam is sending the commands just fine, but the TV is going deaf to them.
If anyone's still having trouble with CEC setup or getting certain commands to work, this thread may help clear things up.