Yeah mate . Couldn’t agree more, I’m quite certain that’s why XSX doesn’t allow you to select anything other than stereo when connected via eARC. You can send an email to customer service via the Samsung website. Lots of other forum members have done this already but you should definitely voice your concern, the more the merrierRegistered to this forum just to add my $0.02 and mirror some sentiments that have been posted here before.
I've owned this soundbar for a couple of months now and the Atmos output is lovely. I enjoy the audio quality and really like the setup overall.
However, the lack of LPCM support is beyond frustrating. One of my main use cases for this is having it hooked up to an LG CX and a PC with a 3090. I've got everything that I want except for reliable surround sound.
I've tried using the Dolby Access app, but saying it's flaky would be too kind. The Dolby Atmos for Home Theater output frequently stops outputting any sound, and when it encoding the audio in games for Bitstream output, there's a notable audio delay.
I just want to be able to push out simple 5.1+ LPCM audio from my PC without any slow/unreliable encoding.
Hopefully Samsung can address this issue sooner rather than later. I'm slightly tempted to return the soundbar and grab something else, but I'm otherwise so happy with the soundbar in every other regard. I'd be gutted to have to swap this out for such a silly reason that seems to stem from an arbitrary limitation more than anything else.
In the meantime, is there any other way I can join others here in prodding Samsung to get this fixed? It'd be a huge comfort just to have a clear and concise statement from them indicating that they're aware of the limitation and are going to fix it.