Connecting the Soundtouch 520 the right way
I have a Samsung UHD TV and a Samsung 4k Blu-Ray Player and the Soundtouch 520.
First, I connected the Soundtouch via HDMI ARC to the TV. Everything works fine there. The Soundtouch is getting the correct signals when I watch TV or Netflix.
The problem comes with the lack of HDCP 2.2 support on the Soundtouch. My dealer told me to simply connect the Blu-Ray Player directly to the TV and use the optical cable on the Soundtouch for the sound. When I do this, the Soundtouch does not receive any DTS audio. It always says LPCM 2.0 when i watch a DTS audio track. When i watch Dolby Digital, the Soundtouch shows Dolby Digital 5.1. I asked my dealer again and he told me to connect the optical cable between TV and Soundtouch, not Blu-Ray Player and Soundtouch and configure the TV to use optical as audio output. As a result I have to tell the TV everytime which audio is playing, DD or DTS. I don't believe that this is the right way. What am I missing here? What is the perfect solution to connect all components? If needed, I can provide the Model Number of the TV and Blu-Ray Player.