How to turn on Dolby Digital on Samsung Smart TV
by Southernoaks - 12/2/12 8:54 AM
I have a Samsung 55" Smart TV, Model #UN55ES6150F, and recently bought a Vizio Sound Bar, Model .#VHT-510-B. They work with my Direct TV and the HD DVR.
The problem is the rear Vizio speakers that are wired into the rear wireless sub-woofer will not work. The sub-woofer works great as does the rest of the sound bar. Vizio says the rear speakers will only work with Dobly Digital sound. When I go to the SPDIF output setting in the sound mode of the TV it shows the TV in PCM mode. It shows Dobly Digital and DTS modes both "grayed out" and will not allow me to change modes.
Samsung techs state the TV must receive a Dobly Digital signal before you can change modes. My Direct TV receiver is set to Dobly Digital and the receiver is connected to the TV with an optical cable.
Samsung says the TV will only receive Dobly Digital signals from programs like Netflix or other streaming programs. This does not seem right.
Any help in getting the TV settings changed would be greatly appreciated.
Vizio and Samsung are blaming each other! Surprise!