How to Connect Samsung Smart TV to Yamaha & Devon Receiver?


How to Connect Samsung Smart TV to Yamaha & Devon Receiver

A Receiver is the hub of a home theater OR you can say it is the electronic component that provides an easy interface to drive and control your home theater experience.

What makes it so handy is its ability to decode both analog and digital surround-sound formats.  

Receivers are used to connect and switch your audio sources, their heavy sound powered by five amplification channels just rejuvenates your home theater system.

You are familiar with the popularity of Samsung Smart TV and that of Receivers as well.

Today we are going to find the right way to connect your Samsung Smart TV to Yamaha and Devon Receivers.

If you have connected it well, there are rare chances that it will cause problems ahead.

So let’s see how we do that.

How to Connect Samsung Smart TV to Yamaha Receiver?

Yamaha Receivers are providing top-class sound and video innovation that you can leverage to gain the best out of an A/V Receiver.

Now you can enjoy super-amazing streaming, 8K resolution, and the most advanced HDMI inputs, all with the world-class build-quality that you are already familiar with.

It’s pretty straight forward to connect Samsung Smart TV to Yamaha Receivers without having to care for any fancy features and controls.

To establish a context first, let me clear some points:

Your Samsung Smart TV must have an HDMI connection-input labeled MDMI-ARC (Audio Return Channel).

Then, your HDMI cable must be version 1.4 or higher.  

Don’t worry, most Samsung TVs these days are fully updated.

Of note: The Audio Return Channel (ARC), takes the sound signals to Receiver wherever the sound is released from i.e. TV, Smart Phone, Hub, etc. and then the Receiver plays the sound in the theater.

Adjust the settings (if needed) of your Yamaha Receiver to activate the HDMI-ARC controls. To do that means, you have to actually turn on the HDMI-CEC option.

Remember: In Samsung TVs, we refer to the HDMI-CEC option as Anynet+.

First, you need to activate Anynet+ feature on your Samsung TV.

Follow procedure will help you do that:

  1. Press the HOME key on your Samsung TV remote and go to Settings.
  2. From settings, go to GENERAL MENU.
  3. Now, go to the EXTERNAL DEVICE MANAGER.
  4. After this, a menu displays, and “Anynet+”appears on the screen.
  5. Select it and use the Enter button on your remote to switch this feature ON.

Now it’s time to use HDMI-ARC to connect your Samsung Smart TV to Yamaha Receiver:

  1. Find the HDMI-ARC port on your Samsung Smart TV. Mostly, It is labeled ARC and on the backside of the TV.
  2. Switch off both your TV and the Yamaha Receiver.
  3. Now, connect the HDMI cable to both the HDMI-ARC/output of your Yamaha Receiver, and the HDMI port of your TV.
  4. Once you have connected them, turn both appliances on.
  5. You have successfully established a connection between your TV and Yamaha Receiver.

If that does not work, you may want to change your HDMI cable and bring some high-speed cable.  Don’t worry they are not too expensive to afford.

Remember: If you have connected all of your HDMI cables into the Receiver i.e. top box, etc. and one Out HDMI to your Samsung TV’s ARC, your Receiver will automatically sense when you switch audio sources.

For example, when it switches from the TV sound to Smart-hub, it should be automatically adopted by the Receiver.
How to Connect Samsung Smart TV to Devon Receiver?

To start off, make sure your Samsung TV is ARC compatible and the HDMI is version 1.4 or higher. Connect the Receiver’s HDMI Monitor ARC Output to the ARC Input on your Samsung Smart TV.

Turn on the Devon Receiver.

Now follow these steps to connect your Samsung Smart TV to your Devon Receiver.

  1. A setup menu will appear with a list showing options of Audio, Video, Inputs, Speaker, etc. 
  2. Use your TV remote and follow this path.
  3. Video> HDMI> HDMI Control
  4. Switch it ON.
  5. Again, use your TV remote and select a TV channel (Any channel of your choice).
  6. Before it displays you the channel, it will show a message reading “You have connected to the Devon Receiver”
  7. Now your TV will automatically switch the Devon Receiver into the TV Audio Mode.
  8. Now the sound is coming from your Devon Receiver and the source is your Samsung Smart TV.
  9. You can adjust the Receiver’s sound using your TV remote; do it the same way as you adjust your TV’s volume.

The setup is complete and you can enjoy a great sound experience with your Devon Receiver.

Of Note: If you don’t want your Samsung Smart TV to automatically switch the Receiver’s audio to TV Audio Mode, you might want to go back to the TV settings and put the settings right.  

For that purpose, follow this path:  

  1. Go to the main menu>video> HDMI setup.
  2. Now rush to the Option TV Audio Switching and turn it OFF.
  3. Now you will have to switch the Receiver manually to the TV audio, using the Receiver’s physical interface and the appropriate controls.

Remember: If you need to adjust some settings and don’t want to ruin your Receiver’s setup with all the other devices, you should keep your Devon Receiver switched ON all the time and keep all your HDMI devices plugged into the TV, and then switch inputs (if you have to).

Otherwise, you might have to switch multiple items and that could be a messy puzzle to solve.

To cut it short, it could be problematic if handled casually.  

Final Thoughts:

Setting up Yamaha and Devon receivers with Samsung Smart TVs is super easy with HDMI cable.

However, if you are using older versions of Yamaha or Devon Receivers, they might not be ARC compatible.

In such cases, there are some other ways to connect your Samsung Smart TV to A/V Receivers.

Your TV has digital Audio Out Connectors (Optical/Coaxial), you can use that optical/coaxial cable to get the audio from the TV to play through your Receiver.

RCA connection and Bluetooth connection also work.  

For the RCA method: The only thing you need to do is, connect your TV’s stereo outputs (RCA outputs) to your Receiver’s and that’s it.

To proceed with the Bluetooth method, make sure that the Receiver’s and your Samsung Smart TV’s Bluetooth options are compatible with each other.

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