Good morning friends.
I've performed the firmware update for my HW-Q90R soundbar.
Given that there is no official statement from Samsung with the details of the update I would like to check with the community what new features have been included.
- How can I check now the firmware version on the bar, to check if the rears are updated as well? In the past just by holding the sound mode button on the remote with the soundbar off the different versions appeared on the display.
Now it is not case. Now by holding sound mode for 5 seconds with the bar off it enables a new functionality: Test Tone
- EARC functionality is enabled, this is great.
- Test tone: What it this for? It performs a test of the sound of the different channels, is it useful for anything else?
- Now in the sources appeared TV SPEAKERS, what is this for?
I would like to check specially if the update has included any update of the rears and subwoffer
Solved! Go to Solution.
My TV does not have eARC, I have already tried everything. I changed the cable, reset the TV to factory settings, made as above. I tried to connect FireTV 4K, also no image.
Before the update, everything worked.
You Need a TV supporting EARC 😋
samsung qled doesnt support eARC
No you dont? You only need Earc if you wish to play atmos through those crappy tv speakers. I get Atmos sound though my soundbar. Even my nivida shield is running hooked up to the one connect box gets dolby atmos with sound going through soundbar and not using tv speakers
You dont run a flagship tv through tinny tv speakers anyway.
Would have been nice to see that they add Google Assistance to this product so you can intergrate with your google home ecosystem. Its pretty bad for such a high end sound system that use WiFi NOT to have this feature.
Your solution is simply a work around and doesnt solve the issue that the soundbar does not support google assistance.
And we are not discussing intergration between samsung products, I think that would be ilogical if it didnt wouldnt you say?
Also Im not sure why you mention LG, this is a Samsung forum. And saying they have the same issue but with another third party isnt much of a solution either, I thought Samsung was better than LG. You can do better than that.
It also sounds like you dont except much from Samsung products, maybe you are right.