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Connecting audio from wireless Genie Mini to a Samsung HT-J4500 5.1 Blu-ray Entertainment System

I just had DirecTV installed in my home. Due to cable lenght concerns, the server is installed in a back bedroom and I have two wireless Genie Minis installed in other rooms. My Samsung home entainment system only has an optical digital audio input and the Mini audio output is a coax digital connection. Per great suggestions on this forum, I acquired a converter to switch the coax digital output from the Mini to Optical digital into the Samsung. However, regardless of what I do with the settings on the Samsung, the sound now comes out of the unit in stereo mode...specifically only thru the front L and R speakers. The Samsung was providing excellent surround sound with my other cable providers DVR.....and a direct optical connection....

 

The converter was highly recommended by Fry's and is an XtremPro coax to toslink converter..

 

Sure could use some advice on this one!  Thanks

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‎11-14-2016 12:07 AM

Re: Connecting audio from wireless Genie Mini to a Samsung HT-J4500 5.1 Blu-ray Entertainment System

If you're getting stereo audio from the digital coax-to-optical converter on your Samsung, then the converter is working properly.  Be sure that you have Dolby Digital 5.1 audio enabled in the Genie Mini's Audio Setup Menu.  And check that your Samsung is set to decode DD5.1 audio.  

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AWESOME! Thank you for your assistance. That clearly corrected the problem....

 

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You're welcome!  Enjoy!

 

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