Connecting your Ultra HD Blu-ray Player to an AV Receiver or Soundbar
You can use your Ultra HD Blu-ray player with an AV Receiver or Soundbar, but your setup will vary based on one important feature. Whether your AV receiver or Soundbar supports 4K Passthrough.
Things to Know
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 will receive the audio and video from the Blu-ray player and pass the video signal out to the TV. This is called pass-through.
This setup works great for a standard Blu-ray player, but your Ultra HD Blu-ray player is sending a 4K UHD signal to the TV. Some AV Receivers and Soundbars may not support 4K pass-through. If the AV Receiver can't process the 4K signal, you will get this error when loading a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc:
Some of the more recent AV Receivers and Soundbars support 4K Pass-Through and can use the connection method above, verify with the manufacturer first.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray player includes a second HDMI OUT port that is for Audio only. You can connect an HDMI cable to the TV for Video, and a separate HDMI cable to the Home Theater system for Audio.
HDMI 2 (Audio Only) does not output a video signal.
Connecting the Ultra HD Blu-ray Player to a UHD TV
- Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT 1 port on the back of the Ultra HD Blu-ray player. This HDMI port is labeled as MAIN (Anynet+).
The HDMI OUT 2 port labeled SUB (Audio Only) does not output video and only outputs audio.
- Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI IN port on the back of the UHD TV.
If you have a 2014 Samsung UHD TV, connect to the HDMI IN labeled MHL to display UHD resolution.
- Power on your Ultra HD Blu-ray player first, then power on your UHD TV.
If you're using a Samsung UHD TV, it will power on automatically when the Ultra HD Blu-ray player is powered on and tune to the HDMI input where the player is connected. This is part of the Anynet+ function which is enabled by default.
- Press the 'Source' or 'Input' button on your UHD TVs remote to change the input to the corresponding HDMI input where the player is connected. For example, if you connected your player to the HDMI 2 port on your UHD TV, press the 'Source' or 'Input' button on your UHD TV remote until HDMI 2 displays.
- The Home Menu of the Blu-ray player displays. If this is your first time setting up your player the On-Screen Language Selection menu displays.
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