The DD 5.1 delay is bad with a cable box and even worse on an Xbox. With an Xbox One S, Q85 and Sonos Beam I just tried HDMI arc and the delay is terrible as usual, just tried optical out straight from the Xbox to the Beam (using Sonos's optical to HDMI adapter) and the delay is still really bad but seemed to be improved very slightly, stereo still much better. So still the only audio option that doesn't induce delay either through arc or optical is just setting it to stereo.
My firmware still shows 1315 though. 1335 not available through the software update feature on the TV yet, anyone know when this will be available? And are people noticing an improvement on 1335?
If you have a USB memory stick you can download it from here:
samsung release it to the TVs in stages and it can take weeks.
Just realised I bypassed the TV using the optical method and still noticed a delay, so looks like the Xbox is the problem in this situation
Isn't the audio early in this case (say about 45ms) ? It is normal that you with audio connected directly to your AVR/Soundbar must add a delay in the AVR/Soundbar to compensate for the video delay in the TV.
If the Q80R soundbar behaves like the Q90R Then you may find that the tv and sound bar switch off together but when you switch the TV on the soundbar will stay off.
Correct! When I refered to the CEC mostly working, that was the issue...power off with TV (YES), power on with TV (NO).
This behavior occured as soon as I connected the cable box to the soundbar. Originally, when everything was connected to the tv, and only the tv to soundbar ARC connection was used, both power on and off worked everytime.
Lots of money spent, even more frustration.
With all the frustration trying to make my relatively simple A/V setup work with two compatible Samsung products, at least I'm still in the return period for both the Samsung TV and soundbar, so the search continues.
I've been reading so many threads in different forums that my eyes are bleeding. I am under the impression that pretty much ANY TV and Soundbar combination, when connecting a cable box or other external source (set to output DD audio) via HDMI, will experience some level of lip sync problem. If anyone has this type of setup, without a lip sync problem, please let us know what tv and soundbar you're using.
The other part of this is how the Q80R soundbar could not handle two external HDMI connections. I'm holding out faith that other soundbars can handle this.
So, for now, I'm looking for a soundbar-subwoofer combo in which the soundbar has at least 3 HDMI inputs, plus HDMI ARC, and doesn't freak out when you use those inputs. Having direct acces to the inputs with discreet IR codes would be GREAT, too...maybe SONY? If anyone has any soundbar suggestions to try, please let me know.
THANKS TO ALL.