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Getting the Most out of Your Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

If you have a 2014 Samsung UHD TV, connect the UHD Blu-ray Player to the HDMI port labeled MHL to display UHD resolution.

What You Need

To get the most out of your Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, there are a few things you will need:

  • The Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray Player


  • A UHD TV


  • A High Speed HDMI Cable


  • A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc

Connecting Your Ultra HD Blu-ray Player to the Home Theater System

HDMI OUT 2 on the Ultra HD Blu-ray player is for Audio Only. Video Signal is not sent through this port. For a video signal, use HDMI OUT 1.

When you have a Blu-ray player (or Game console) connected to an AV Receiver (or Soundbar), the AV Receiver needs to be connected to the TV. Then, the AV Receiver receives the audio and video from the Blu-ray player and passes the video signal out to the TV while playing the audio.



This setup works great for a standard Blu-ray player, but when connecting your Ultra HD Blu-ray player, Samsung recommends connecting it directly to the UHD TVs HDMI port rather than connecting it through an AV Receiver. This is because some AV Receivers and Soundbars may not support 4K UHD Pass-Through. If the AV Receiver cannot process the 4K UHD signal, you will not get a picture on the TV.

Some of the more recent AV Receivers and Soundbars support 4K UHD Pass-Through and you will be able to use the connection method mentioned above, verify with the manufacturer first.



The Ultra HD Blu-ray player includes a second HDMI out port for Audio only. You can connect an HDMI cable to the TV for Video, and a separate HDMI cable to the AV Receiver for Audio.


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