Bose Soundbar 500 Home Theater Setup Help
I'm hoping I can get some help figuring out why I'm not getting good surround sound with my new soundbar 500 (I also purchased the 500 bass module and the sattelite speakers). I know how it should sound since I've heard it in a demo. I suspect that the issue is my setup but I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable can advise. Here's my setup.
Amazon Firestick connected via HDMI to a Samsung TV model ln46a550p3fxza which is connected to my soundbar 500 through optical. Unfortunately the TV is a 2008 model and does not have HDMI/ARC connection, so this is why I am using optical. I believe that the Firestick will pass Dolby Digital Plus sound to the TV, but in the Firestick settings, I see that it says Dolby Digital Plus Through HDMI. Does this mean that 5.1 will only work through an HDMI/ARC connection?
I'm thinking the problem is the TV, but before I go out and buy a new one, I just want to get some confirmation that if I get a TV with HDMI/ARC that I will get surround with my Firestick (for the content that carries 5.1 sound). Can anyone with experience in this kind of setup help?