A number of months have passed since the problem of not turning off cable box when turning off TV first appeared in this user forum. Many users with various Samsung smart TVs and various cable services have reported the TV remote turns on the cable box and TV consistently, but the remote turns off only the TV and not the cable box. Suggestions to update firmware, point the remote squarely at the cable box, etc. have failed to solve the problem. Can anyone confirm this issue has actually been brought to the attention of Samsung software engineers? Is there any hope of a solution?
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So Anynet+ is how the television passes 4K signal and Dolby Digital Sound to and from the TV. HDMI-CEC is how the television controls and is controlled by other devices. Both Anynet+ and HDMI-CEC run through the ARC port on the TV. Regretfully Samsung does not guarantee that these features work with non Samsung devices.
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If you have anything else that uses ARC, you can connect it to HDMI 4. You can connect the satellite box to HDMI 1 if you would like. There's no real difference besides the ARC/CEC.
Normally I suppose I would use ARC for external sound system but my Sonos Playbase only connects with optical so that HDMI port is open. Any other audio or video benefit in using ARC for Directv or Apple TV?
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Regretfully Samsung does not guarantee that these features work with non Samsung devices.
I just bought the Q6FN 55'' 1 month ago with a Samsung cable box, and believe it or not, I have the same issu since 2 weeks (before that, everything was working as intended : global start/shutodwn of all peripherals with a click of the Samsung smart remote)!
Remote control wont start the cable box, the TV will by sending a signal after checking that the source as not started. Neither the remote control or the TV can shut down the cable box, even if it's a Samsung product!
On the other hand, the Samsung smart remote will start and stop my Yamaha soundbar no problem ...
I'm confused ...