Samsung HW-Q80R Soundbar Owners thread

BeefS2

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The virtual setting is supposed to simulate having rears. I have the q90r, and with rear speakers that setting is supposed to be off. If for some reason I unplug them I can turn on that feature. It’s simulated surround sound
 
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kingslynnfc7

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The virtual setting is supposed to simulate having rears. I have the q90r, and with rear speakers that setting is supposed to be off. If for some reason I unplug them I can turn on that feature. It’s simulated surround sound
I have the Q90R and have aways left that setting on, since I have had the soundbar, wasn't completely sure what it did, will have to test it without the setting.
 

YYDeckard

Member
I have the q80R soundbar and am just about to finally purchase a Q85R TV but am wondering will the TV pass through Atmos to the the soundbar without the (much promised) eARC update or would I need something like a FireCube for that to work ?
 

Chris R

Novice Member
Regarding xbox one X 4k passthrough and no-picture -

I dropped the xbox video fidelity bits per pixel down from 12 to 10 and passthrough now works 'properly'. My TV can do 60hz 12bit, 36bpp as confirmed by the xbox but when connected passthrough xbox one reports only 10bit - I suspect its a q80r limitation. i've only just bought the q80r and I'm about to return it as I thought this was a future-proofed solution.

For input I've got arc connected from the tv (sont xy9005) and get noticable audio lag from on-tv apps like disney+ and netflix. Running these on the xbox one I can at least use the sync function to account for the lag but get occasional 'poppy' artifacts on mode or resolution switching. Anyone had the same/found a fix? Thanks
 
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walters123

Distinguished Member
Anyone gone from a Sony st-5000 to this soundbar? Just wanted to know if this bar is better? The Sony I had was Was lacking in Dolby Atmos effects
 

Chris R

Novice Member
Anyone gone from a Sony st-5000 to this soundbar? Just wanted to know if this bar is better? The Sony I had was Was lacking in Dolby Atmos effects
I'm looking at the reverse (going to st-5000 from q80r). Just returned my q80r back due to the lipsync lag on inbuilt tv apps and inability to pass through 4:4:4 chroma.
 

walters123

Distinguished Member
New thread created : ive ordered one of these and an getting it on Tuesday... I'm interested to hear from owners about it and discuss it in more detail. Recent Samsung bars sound amazing so I'm hopeful with this one.
What the best way to connect this bar to LG c9 please? Both have earc. I’ll be using it for Netflix via tv & movies via my Panasonic uhd player
 

BigPest

Previously Bigpest2724
What the best way to connect this bar to LG c9 please? Both have earc. I’ll be using it for Netflix via tv & movies via my Panasonic uhd player
Earc
 

dooby

Member
Hi,after the last firmware my hdmi 2 input has stopped working.Is there any way to get the older firmware or any help please.thanks jimmy
 
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saiyanzzrage

Active Member
Well this soundbar is sh*t. Wish I stuck with the Sony st5000
Mind telling me why you dont like the q80r? I am looking at either the LG SN9YG or the Q80R connected via eARC to my LG CX. Id be interested to know what you didnt like about the Q80R?

In my research of the Q80R, I keep coming across complaints of lipsync issues. Can anyone comment on if these still exist with the latest firmware/when connected via eARC?
 

walters123

Distinguished Member
Mind telling me why you dont like the q80r? I am looking at either the LG SN9YG or the Q80R connected via eARC to my LG CX. Id be interested to know what you didnt like about the Q80R?

In my research of the Q80R, I keep coming across complaints of lipsync issues. Can anyone comment on if these still exist with the latest firmware/when connected via eARC?
Only reason I sent it back was to get the q90 wanted the rear speakers. I had no lipsync issues with mine
 

YYDeckard

Member
Got an LG B9 and using eARC with built in apps I see the occasional audio delay with YouTube but all other apps are fine - I would say as a pro gamer I’m unusually wired for lag of any type As no one else in my family since eARC arrived notices anything...
 

tenbels

Novice Member
Hey all, do you also get a signal noise from the speaker closest to the power plug connector?

I have this constant humming sound coming exactly from where the power plug is, even when nothing else but power is connected to the bar…

It makes me wonder if that's a product flaw (by design) or if (another) replacement would fix it…
 

saiyanzzrage

Active Member
Got an LG B9 and using eARC with built in apps I see the occasional audio delay with YouTube but all other apps are fine - I would say as a pro gamer I’m unusually wired for lag of any type As no one else in my family since eARC arrived notices anything...
Strange, I have this connected via eARC to my CX, and cant say that ive noticed any audio delays at all. I am not using the built-in apps, though, I have my shield passed through the soundbar, and my cable tv, switch, and ps4 connected to the TV.
 

saiyanzzrage

Active Member
So I have this bar and loving it, used an SPL meter app on my phone and balanced the speakers properly, and all good so far.

Two questions for everyone, though:
1. What sound mode are you using? Do you use one and leave it (standard, adaptive) or do you change it based on source? (standard for tv/news, adaptive for movies, game for games?)
2. Does adjusting the bass and treble levels do anything for movies/tv/games, or is it only for music? Cant say I notice any difference when changing them?
 

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