Samsung es8000 and want to connect a Bose Companion 5

April 3, 2012 at 13:01:21
Specs: Macintosh
The Bose connects by USB and works well with my MacBook?
However, want it to work with my new Smart TV
I also want to control the volume using the TV?
Can I use any of the 3 USB ports?
Or the HDMI ARC port?? with a HDMI to USB adapter or cable?
Please help I hope it can be done?
I cannot afford a new sound system!!
Lets hope the TV is as smart as Samsung say it is??
Kind regards and thanks
David

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#1
April 3, 2012 at 15:08:59
What does the instruction manual say?

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#2
April 4, 2012 at 02:37:12
Infact the usb ports are not even mentioned!
The Samsung ES8000 is new and the manual very poor
Anyone know exactly what the USB ports are for?
All I can find is multimedia streaming video and music and photos?
Can one be configured to be an Audio out?
If not is HDMI ARC a possibility? or not??
Lucy on live Samsung help desk says it cannot be connected to the Bose using the USB only the 3.5mm jack but then no volume control on the TV remote!
Lucy did tell me the USB were multimedia ports but was not sure about outputs from the USB ports??
Can anyone help Lucy and me??????

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#3
April 4, 2012 at 04:14:13
I doubt usb speakers will ever work. The usb on samsung are for media files, ie photos, movies (avi mpeg) & music.

You might be able to connect the speakers with the headphone jack on the Samsung. But I don't really know.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#4
April 4, 2012 at 18:15:21
I looked at the manual and the USB ports are mentioned all through the manual. You can use it for a USB flash drive with video and pictures. You can also connect a USB mouse and keyboard. You cannot use it for USB speakers.

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#5
April 5, 2012 at 00:45:31
Many many thanks for the information - my Samsung Series 8 Led TV user manual does have the odd ref to USB ports but no ref to how to connect or what to use them for? Sad that one of the three USB ports cannot be configured for Audio out?
What about the HDMI ARC can that be used with adapter or HDMI to USB cable?
Lastly what about a optical digital to rca or usb configuration? Would that give me a Tv volume control?
Kind regards and thanks
David

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#6
April 5, 2012 at 08:05:50
"my Samsung Series 8 Led TV user manual does have the odd ref to USB ports but no ref to how to connect or what to use them for?"

I downloaded the manual from Samsungs site and it's very specific about what the USB ports are for and what they can do.
It can be used with a flash drive with video and pictures on it.
It can be used with a USB mouse & keyboard
It doesn't mention audio out on the USB ports so I would say no it won't provide you with audio out.
I don't think an HDMI to USB adaptor will work.
You would be spending at least $50 - $100 for an optical to RCA or USB adaptor. And since the Samsung does not output audio through the USB port, no it won't work.

Do you have the Control Pod for your Companion 5 speakers? if so, it has an extra analog input. Just run the audio output from your Samsung into there.


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#7
April 5, 2012 at 11:11:46
Again many thanks mine came with the TV and I will download from Samsung website so I can have a more up to date version!
Kind regards
David

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#8
July 1, 2012 at 05:46:58
hey you.
if found a way to connect bose companion 5 to my smart tv! I just used a USB to Optical Audio Converter (Hardware) to connect the sound system with optical audio.

Buy something like this and you'll love to watch tv!

CYP CYAUD150 USB Audio-Prozessor

As this thing only has mini usb in i bought an adapter and connected it to the processor. Then I bought an optical audio cable and plugged it to my smart tv. Try it! It works!

Sincerely

Brian


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#9
March 10, 2013 at 12:42:37
hey just plug it into the headphone socket then you can use your rempte to adjust the volume

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