Can anyone help me pls?
HDMI '1- Ps4 Pro connected
HDMI '3 eARC - Samsung q70r soundbar connected (latest firmware with eARC support)
In q90t there is an option to passthrough audio via eARC to the soundbar without any processing applie by the TVs software (unprocessed audio LPCM) to the soundbar to process it But it is not working.
When i see in game audio option it is showing Television 2.0 channel by connecting Playstation directly to TV on HDMI 1 then TV to soundbar via eARC HDMI 3 Port and select PASSTHROUGH under digital audio output format in TVs expert sound settings.
When i connect Playstation directly to q70r soundbar HDMI IN (to pass video via soundbar) then soundbar to TV via HDMI OUT to TV (any HDMI) under game in audio menu it is showing Hometheatre 7.1ch.
Playstation main audio output is set to Linear PCM (unprocessed audio)
In game menu is properly showing 7.1ch when ps4 connected to soundbar then TV.
But if ps4 to TV it should passthrough without any processing to the soundbar to detect 7.1ch linear PCM when i select passthrough but it doesn't.
Using premium HDMI promate cables and tried with stock cables given by manufacturers no use.
eARC set to auto
Soundbar is showing eARC
THIS!!! I have the same problem and I'm about to return my TV over it. All pcm audio is downmixed to stereo even if Passthrough is on. So my receiver (sony dh790) is getting a stereo signal even though my ps4 and switch are both sending pcm surround sound signals. PLEASE fix this samsung, or I'm returning my tv and getting an LG or Sony.
Looks like a new firmware update was just released today:
Model : Q950T, Q900T, Q850T, Q800T, Q90T, Q80T, Q8DT, Q70T, Q7DT, LS03T, LS01T
I have downloaded it and it doesn't seem to have fixed the eARC issue. Still only getting LPCM 2.0 from my PS4 with pass through to my Sony 1080 receiver. PS4 is plugged into HDMI 4.
I downloaded and installed the update myself last evening with no change in the Audio Passthrough issue I'm having. I did find an enlightening YouTube video on connecting eARC on the Samsung TVs.
Hopefully not violating any rules, but I found a useful video on YouTube on hooking up Denon AVR and Samsung TVs along with great explanation on ARC/eARC idiosyncrasies with Samsung.
This video only shows you how to get the atmos passthrough working... which does prove the TV has plenty of bandwith to pass through all formats... it just wont do it. LPCM will only come through as 2.0 on my receiver and DTS wont come through at all.
Well you have the wrong hdmi port for a start! eArc is only compatible on HDMI port 3.
The issue is that when your receiver is connected via eARC on HDMI 3 you should be able to send through LPCM 7.1 signals from any device connected to any of the other HDMI ports to your receiver. Currently all PCM signals are converted to 2 channel signals regardless of whether eARC is set to pass through or auto.