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HW-K650 and Two R1 Wirelss Speakers in 5.1 With KS7000 TV

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Hi Scott

 

I have a separates system that accepts PCM multi channel. And you are correct that it is far superior to compressed audio. It's the only way to get hd audio and if I had the space I would still be using that system so you have no argument from me that a PCM option would be much better.  All I'm saying is that you won't get 5.1 via a PCM signal from the K650 sound bar as it simply doesn't support PCM multichannel audio. It's a shame as it would solve my current problem of getting decent sound from my xbox one when playing 4K bluray. 

 

Lee 

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Do you have UHD hdmi color on in your picture settings? 

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Hi Scott

 

I think I see what your trying to say. You are saying that the TV is deciding the signal and passing it to the soundbar and surrounds and that the soundbar isn't actually processing anything. Rather just playing the signal it's being sent by the TV? 

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Hi Scott

 

Yeah I have uhd colour enabled for hdmi one. 

 

Lee. 

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According to Samsung our tvs can process DD plus and DTS hd 5.1. When connected to bluray player, ideally, neither the tv or soundbar shoyld be processing anything.

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>When the soundbar is connected to tv it is just another speaker that will output whatever sound it is told to output.

No. It has on board DTS 2.0 decoder and dolby 5.1 decoder. If you pass a dolby signal from your TV using optical or ARC it's the Soundbar that does the decoding.
It downmixes DTS 5.1 to DTS 2.0, because it only has licensing for DTS 2.0.
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Hi Scott

 

Our TV's can definitely accept DD and Dts signals. They can also accept PCM. They then down sample to two channel if played through the TV speakers. It's an interesting thought that if output via WiFi to the soundbar and surround speakers that you might get 5.1 from PCM as the TV is decoding. I think I did try this out though with a 5.1 test file and didn't get full channel separation. However, I will try it again just to be sure. Maybe some other people can give it a go as well.  

 

Lee 

 

Lee 

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Guys, guys,
You are all missing the point here getting bogged down again in technicalities. PCM, Bitstream, yada, yada. There has been no update to firmware hence no fix via WiFi output to rear speakers. Simple. Stick to the program. We are awaiting a definite fix and I am sure that Samsung would also want to shout this from the rooftops to silence the critics...us. An recent update to the multi room app made no difference. To me the only fix is either a firmware update to the soundbar or TV or a recall on all products. Loving your enthusiasm but at the end of the day it is still broken guys.
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yes i completely agree with you..im going to john lewis tomorrow as a prospective customer interested in purchasing this fantastic set up and will see if they can set up this masterpiece
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Just something else to chat about while we wait. Lol 😁 

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