I completely agree with you! Samsung has sold EVERYONE OUT!
I had an Oleivia 47" that worked great for several years. It had several audio out options. I used the "SUB OUT" RCA and feed it to an old Pyramid 100 watt stand alone home amp and fed that to an old band pass box I had laying around with a pair of 15" subs in it. I detached the factory "sound bar" speaker system that came with the Oleivia and used the Oleivia's inboard amp to drive 4 speakers, a pair of JVC 6x9 4-way car speakers installed in small carpeted boxes that I placed on each end, on top of the headboard in our master bedroom, and another pair of Cerwin Vega bookshelf (2-way with 8" woofer) speakers on the floor. I set the audio out on the Oleivia to "variable". Needless to say it freakin rocked! I could crank up the audio to the point the subs would make you feel you were in the front row of a concert and then some, while at the same time the Oleivia's on-board amp (that was previously powering TINY speakers in the "soundbar" that came with the TV) was easily able to power the 4 external speakers and VERY NICELY! At first I thought I was asking too much from the Oleivia's in-board amp, and that it would eventually FAIL, but INSTEAD it worked FANTASTIC, I would like to see ANYONE create a BETTER SOUNDING 2.1 HOME THEATER set up for under $400!!!
So after 5 years the Oleivia started to have a dark spot upon warm up that would go away after about 5 minutes, so we decided to buy a new TV. My first choice was the Samsung 55" 6003 at WalMart for $800. Got it home and set it up only to find (are you ready for this?!?) NO AUDIO OUTPUT OPTION WHAT SO EVER ON THE BACK OF THE SET!!!!!!! I could not believe this! How in the hell could they do this? The only thing I could think of is that this Model was designed to be used in a Doctor's office or in a waiting room of sort's. Why in God's name would you market this Model at WalMart for public consumption?!?!?!?
I think the reason they have FIXED audio out is so you buy their, (Samsung's), (exspensive) Soundbar's / subwoofers... Even then I don't know if you can run the audio off the TV's remote.
SIMPLE QUESTION FOR SAMSUNG: Why in the world would ANYONE want to run TWO remotes to operate their home theater system when it could easily be done with ONE? Think about it before you call the 6300 a "Smart TV" would you?!?
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