Nov 22, 2019Read More
The leader in terms of audio features is clear. The Yamaha boasts 2.1 channels and 100W while Samsung has 5.1 channels and 360W of power. In the center of the front panel there is a line of LED indicators, they display the selected source, activity of the processes (Surround, Clear Voice, etc.) or respond in a friendly blink to adjust the volume. On the right is the touch control panel. It is possible to program the soundbar to work with a standard TV remote control, this is now a standard feature for acoustics of this kind. But the most interesting is the free mobile application for iOS and Android.
The good news is that HDMI ports can handle 4K / 60p, 4: 4: 4, HDCP 2.2 and wide dynamic range (in particular, HDR10, HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision). The HDMI output also allegedly supports eARC (Advanced Audio Return Channel), which allows lossless sound to be transferred back to the soundbar from the TV via HDMI-ARC - although some are more successful than others.