I bought the ms6500 soundbar with my 2017 samsung tv earlier this year.
I now want to have a 5.1 surround sound set-up. I am contemplating between purchasing the swa-9000s rear speakers or two R1 speakers instead and use them as the rears.
My preference would be for the 2xR1 option. Does anyone have this set up with ms6500 and does it work correctly giving true 5.1?
After reading this thread it's not clear to me whether the issues with using the R1s for a 5.1 setup have been resolved.
My ms6500 is currently connected to my tv via an optical cable.
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Apologies for the short reply. I was in my car and thought that a quick and short reply was better than a lengthy one that ended abruptly
But the Wi-Fi channel is something set in your router.Â
And if your router has both 5G (AC) and 2.4G then this is separate settings.
The soundbar and rears have proven issues if you use a channel for 5G outside the range of channel 36 to 48.
If you use 2.4ghz Wi-Fi then the channel used is of no problem.
Found it...! And I think it solved the problem.
But, do we have another thread? Have not read much last couple of months, thougt the topic was dead.
I gave up... My R3's are still sitting there pretending to be surrounds but I never use them anymore. Every once in a while I'll group them up as sorounds just to see if anything has change but it never does. All it does is make the soundbar sound thin (very little base) with VERY quite suround sound. I always go back to soundbar only.
Whenever i get enough energy I'll be replacing all this for something else.
Good to see the old gang back.
Not really sure if mine ever worked, mine are still sitting there looking pretty, but sometimes if i concerntrate really hard i catch snippet of sounds coming from my R1's.
Kilo, my other thread was about MS650 with R3's as surround. It has some other problems, like the volume isn't scaling with the soundbar up to 50/100 soundbar is louder and beyond 50 R's are louder. It can be adjusted via multiroom though.
I was also asking about real DTS 5.1 working only via HDMI, and didn't get the answer from Samsung rep ( i also tested K650 and DTS 5.1 doesn't work with HDMI like MS650, rears just stay quiet).
As with K650 voices sounding thin (no subwoofer support for center channel). They still didn't add it, but they bumped the center channel volume a little so it sounds better.