hello all i am quite upset at both bose and sansung. i have the bose soundtouch 300 . i tried configureing the soundtounch with the arc but well i did not get the same 5.1 sound that i should . i compaired it with another 5.1 system in my bedroom, after calling samsung and bose i finallly configured with the input to direct hdmi input and used a switcher , then after watching utube video set the setting on he app to direct input . i then got the 5.1 sound like i should. what is going as of right now dont even use the arc system . now bose with the 700 doesnt have direct HDMI input. i belive the 700 well not work with my samsung tv . not the 5.1 sound. i am thinking about getting the Q8 or 9 but does anybody know if the arc on the Q 8 or 9 pass the dobly on to bose sound bar. The configuration i have does have some issues with getting sound out of the soundtouch when i switch from tv to blue ray not video just sound. i have a work around for that. Simplistic is one of the things about bose but in this case not even close.