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best way to connect soundbar with a TV that has One Connect

(Topic created: 03-23-2024 10:37 AM)
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GordonM59
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I'm going to buy a Samsung S95D TV that comes with a One Connect box.  The One Connect has an eARC HDMI port, however I'm not sure yet if the TV itself has an eARC HDMI port but I'd hope it does.  I currently have a Samsung HW-Q900A soundbar that also has an eARC HDMI port.

Question 1:  With all sources connected to the One Connect, I wonder which is the best way to make an eARC HDMI connection to the soundbar:  (A) from the TV to the soundbar or (B) from the One Connect to the soundbar?

Question 2:  And what if I have some sources connected to the One Connect but another source connected directly to the TV (because the One Connect is full)?  I assume in this situation I'd have to connect from the TV to the soundbar.  But are there any gotchyas with this arrangement?

I'd appreciate any expert advice on this.  Thanks.

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Robin621k
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You can add an HDMI switch to one of the ports for extra ports. Higher price switches will show up in the menu.

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Robin621k
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One connect box to sound bar. On the One Connect Box it will say which one is eARC.
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AdeptMaven
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There are no ports/connection on the display except for a port to connect to the one connect box. All usb, hdmi, and other connections are on the one connect box.
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GordonM59
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Hmmm, that sucks.  With only 4 HDMI ports on the Connect, one of which is the eARC for the soundbar, that leaves only 3 for sources.  I have cable TV, blueray, xbox, firetv, and my receiver (5 sources).

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Robin621k
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You can add an HDMI switch to one of the ports for extra ports. Higher price switches will show up in the menu.
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Robin621k
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Make sure you get a switch that supports 2.1, I would put the Fire TV and Blu-ray on the switch
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