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I have a new Samsung smart TV.

A brand new top of the line TV box, wireless.

A very good Yamaha reciever.

A pair of RB 61ii bookshelf speakers.

A Klipsch sub.

The Yammy doesn't have an HDMI input so I ran an optical cable from the TV out to a cheap ($20.) optical to RCA adapter.

When I hook any other source to the Amp the sound is very good. TV programs, I am constantly turning the treble full up and bass all the way down.

And still find voices hard to understand.

So is it the TV programing or that little converter?

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9 minutes ago, NADman said:

I have a new Samsung smart TV.

A brand new top of the line TV box, wireless.

A very good Yamaha reciever.

A pair of RB 61ii bookshelf speakers.

A Klipsch sub.

The Yammy doesn't have an HDMI input so I ran an optical cable from the TV out to a cheap ($20.) optical to RCA adapter.

When I hook any other source to the Amp the sound is very good. TV programs, I am constantly turning the treble full up and bass all the way down.

And still find voices hard to understand.

So is it the TV programing or that little converter?

it´s the cheap Toslink ( Optical ) to RCA Adapter box , no doubts , you´ll need a better high quality converter

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Another option would be arc to rca converter , found one on Amazon , works good . I’ve got Direct Tv , and find the sound quality disappointing on some channels , particularly news channels .I also have a new Samsung.good luck🤓

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3 minutes ago, NADman said:

Not sure where I would get the arc signal from. Cable box has only 1 output (HDMI)

Should be an arc out on your new tv , it will give you variable sound if needed , gives you the ability to adjust sound with tv remote .It uses an HDMI cable , it is usually located next to your hdmi inputs.

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1 hour ago, NADman said:

Yes. Found ARC . Called HDMI 4.

I think this might work for you .. plugs into the HDMI-ARC port ..........turn ARC on the TV Menu , turn off speakers , and change the audio output type on the TV Menu

 

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07CJ96MQV?tag=georiot-ca-default-20&ascsubtag=tomsguide-ca-5476331567014937000-20&geniuslink=true

 

HDMI ARC Adapter, Tendak ARC Audio Extractor with Digital Optical TOSLINK SPDIF/Coaxial and Analog 3.5mm L/R Stereo Audio Converter .

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1 minute ago, NADman said:

Will I notice a difference between a 94KHz, mine, and a 192KHz converter?

I also cast music and movies to TV.

of course , better resolution in audio

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