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Samsung 2.1-Ch. Home Theater Soundbar Speaker System with Wireless Subwoofer

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Working with another receiver?

I have a 5.1 surround system, but I was hoping this could replace the center, left and right speakers. Is it possible to connect this to a 5.1 surround sound system so I can continue using my subwoofer and back channel speakers?
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Thanks for the question. Since the SoundBar offers its own built-in audio driver, there will not be a way to connect this device to a receiver to act as the receiver's front speakers. You can still connect it up to the receiver through the Optical or Analogue connections, but by doing this, all of the audio will be transmitted to the SoundBar, not just the front audio. There are no actual speaker wire connections on this unit to allow it to act as a front speaker array.

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Does this have the SRS TruVolume?

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Thanks for the question. Although the Samsung TVs offer the Sound Leveling feature that adjusts the volume of all content to equal levels, preventing volume spikes; the SoundBars, along with many other sound drivers, do not offer this feature. the SoundBars are designed to play incoming content the way the originating device transmitted the signal. If the originating device does not offer volume leveling, the SoundBar will not offer it either.

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Can this sound bar be hooked up to any tv even if it's not a Samsung?

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Due to the nature of the cross compatible connectors (3.5mm Composite, Optical), the Samsung SoundBar should work with almost all TVs that offer an optical output or RCA outputs for sound. There are no special converters or cables (besides the ones needed to connect between the devices) required.

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Does this item also come with wireless speakers, or just the wireless subwoofer?

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Since the HT-WS1R is a soundbar, there are no additional speakers to add to the unit. That said, although the subwoofer can wirelessly connect to the soundbar, the main unit (the bar it self) can not wirelessly connect to your TV nor can additional speakers be connected to the unit.

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Why can't I change the input mode from PCM to Dolby or even DTS?

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Thanks for the question. From the information I have, it seems that the Dolby audio codecs are only supported via the optical cable. The analogue audio input does not support the Dolby digital standard which outputs the sound at 5.1.

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Is the soundbar amplified ?

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From the info I have, the HT-WS1R's rated output power is at : Main unit 80W/CH, 4Ω, THD = 10%, 1kHz; Subwoofer 100W, 3Ω, THD = 10%, 120Hz.

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Analog hook up

I purchased this product and when we got home our tv does not have the digital hook up so we need to do the analog way. Can you tell me what wire will work. The plug in the back of the sound bar is not for a reg cord. Do I need? Will a Y splitter work to solve this issue? Thanks
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To connect an analogue audio-in connection on the HT-WS1R, you will want to use a 3.5mm male connector to RCA (red,white) cable. Connect the RCA jacks to the TV and then the 3.5mm jack into the sound bar.

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Can I use with hook ups available on LG 48" 120 hz HDTV and sill it allow me to also hook up to DVD Player?

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Great question. Since the SoundBar offers 2 different audio inputs, you should be able to connect one of your TV's audio outputs into the SoundBar and one of the DVD player's audio outputs to the soundbar as well. However, it would be much easier to connect your DVD player completely to the TV (audio/video). Doing so will allow you to then pass the DVD player's audio that is connected to the TV, out to the soundbar. This will allow you to listen to any audio content that is being transmitted to the TV from the soundbar.

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does it come with a wall mount

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Yes it does. It also comes with a very nice base to sit it on.
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Selecting The input mode

I cant change from PCM to Dolby or DTS? Im connecting the Optical cable to my Samsung TV. I tried to connect to my samsung Blu-ray player to. I have a cable box but didnt try that yet? Btw im using HDMI cables. Why cant i change to Dolby or DTS? What can I do to fix this.
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I'm sorry you are having an issue with your device. From the info I have, the sound codec that is used is actually determined by the device you have connected to the soundbar and not the soundbar it self (through the optical input). Also, although I'm not to sure about what codec comes out from the Samsung TVs, I do know that the Samsung TVs will only transmit audio at 2.1 out of the optical connection (this is due to copyright laws). If you are still having an issue with your devices, please contact your local Best Buy's Geek Squad or 800-SAMSUNG for further assistance.

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