Samsung UN65KS8000 audio

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MrDoh
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Samsung UN65KS8000 audio

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I'm thinking about getting an HDhomerun. Couple of questions:

1. Intending to use a streaming box with my Samsung UN65KS8000 TV. I'm wondering if I'll get audio with the Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast 4K? I'm using the speakers in the TV, and don't have an AVR. I know that Samsung doesn't support Dolby Vision, but the streaming boxes should (at least the Apple TV and Roku do). The audio is digital Dolby/AC3 over HDMI. So I should get audio via the HDMI from the streaming box, right?

2. I've seen some doubters that the Flex 4K will be able to support DRM, when the broadcasters enable and use it according to the ATSC 3.0 standard. What's the current thinking about this issue? I'd hate to get the more expensive version with ATSC 3.0, and then find that in 3 years it doesn't work.

I'd really appreciate some answers. I'm currently trying to make the a competitor's OTA DVR work, and am having a lot of trouble with the apps on the streaming boxes. About to give up, and not sure where to go next.

Thanks!
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Re: Samsung UN65KS8000 audio

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I believe the k series should work with ac3 via hdmi... earlier models I wouldn't count on it but I know the m series does but i cant guarantee it in the k as that was released right around the time it changed. This typically only comes into play with most roku's (a modern ultra is often the exception) but other boxes shouldn't have such issue..

Encrypted channels are not yet supported. The "official" word is such support will come some time and to cast any fear, uncertainty or doubt on that is against forum rules. My best guess it can be nearly a year away from what I'm hearing from other device manufacturers and broadcasters but hopefully it will be here much sooner. Time frame will not be known until it actually gets here.

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Re: Samsung UN65KS8000 audio

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signcarver wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:52 pm I believe the k series should work with ac3 via hdmi... earlier models I wouldn't count on it but I know the m series does but i cant guarantee it in the k as that was released right around the time it changed. This typically only comes into play with most roku's (a modern ultra is often the exception) but other boxes shouldn't have such issue..

Encrypted channels are not yet supported. The "official" word is such support will come some time and to cast any fear, uncertainty or doubt on that is against forum rules. My best guess it can be nearly a year away from what I'm hearing from other device manufacturers and broadcasters but hopefully it will be here much sooner. Time frame will not be known until it actually gets here.
Thanks!

Hmmm...if it depends on the TV to support AC3, which is Dolby digital as I understand it, I doubt that's happening. That's why I was hoping that the streaming box could change it from that to something that the Samsung TV can process. My TV specifically doesn't support Dolby Vision, don't know for sure about digital Dolby audio (AC3) though.

Just a little confused about what the capabilities of these streaming boxes are in terms of audio. Do they only do passthrough, or is it possible for them to output a specific audio standard via HDMI? In other words, if my TV doesn't do AC3, what chance do I have of getting usable audio via a streaming box?

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Re: Samsung UN65KS8000 audio

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If you're using an Apple TV, Fire TV, or Android TV device, you disable surround sound output and it sends plain old stereo audio and it just works. On a Roku Ultra 2020/2022 model, it should do the same, but sometimes it doesn't. Any other Roku will only be able to output AC3, and then you have to hope the TV will receive and decode it.

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